Every single year it’s the same. As the dark nights draw in and days of summer sandals seem even more unlikely, the Winter Coat Quest begins. What will it be this time – a parka or a pea coat? Last year it was all about pastels while this season, the blanket/cape-style cover-up looks to be the Style Leader. We get it, you’re giddy with the possibilities and excitements of new season style, but for once, we’d advise you to pay the fashion press absolutely no attention at all. It’s down to us you see, that you opt for the shiny, exciting on-trend coat rather than buying the classic, wear-forever style. It’s time to put a stop to all that.
Though everyone maybe shouting about faux fur, winter pastels and ethnic wraps, for once can we please take a moment and celebrate the sleek elegance of a well-cut camel coat? The comfort of an ever-so-slightly oversized grey tweed boyfriend coat. The charm of a double-breasted, throw-it-on-with-everything navy peacoat. While ‘normcore’ may be being bandied about as the latest thing, it really isn’t at all. It’s just sensible dressing – and that’s something that never dates. Buy your classics now, save the crazy coats for the winter sales. You can thank us later.