Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Winter chill!

Happy October, its already a week in.. eek how did that happen?
With October brings a chill in the air and I'm most definitely feeling it this week! 
After imagining my roof was going to take flight, with that storm the other night, it got me thinking,
I definitely need to weather the storm in the fashion stakes but at the same time look stylish too!

So onto my next post....The Winter Coat!!

This season seems to be more about warmth and casual chic, which makes a nice change from last seasons. Oversize/boyfriend coats are popular but in my opinion I prefer the more fitted coats on me, the oversize coat tends to make people think I'm wearing my granddads coat, oh and I'm ten years old, and 3ft tall, not a good look!
Spending money on a good coat is always worth it mainly as they'll last a lifetime. Tailored coats are in this season too (lucky for me), a good tailored coat will never go out of fashion. Of course you have your casual coat for that weekend stroll, school run or whatever you girls get up to on your casual days and the macs, parkas, duffel coats seem to be hanging around albeit with a slightly different tweek to them, fur collars, and part leather.
Whatever the coat, I believe invest your money in a good one and preferably a neutral colour as it will last years!
So without further adieu I bring you ladies the most fashionable, stylish, and some might say lustful Winter coats out there... 

The Camel Coat (big last season and seems to be sticking around) I don't know what it is lately but I am seriously on the hunt for a nice camel coat (I know I know I have a few coats already but they're not camel, and needs must!)

Zara; Camel Coat €99.95    Long Coat €159

Wallis: Camel Double Breasted Coat €160   Nude belt folded collar coat €160

New Look Coat with Fur €79.99   Next Waterfall Coat (Available in Dusty pink) €89

Oasis Emma Coat €94

Religion Oversized Wool Duster Coat €170.62

Penney's are doing great winter collections and this cute outfit above includes Fur collar coat €40

The Grey Coat - grey is a big colour this season and seems to be in all the stores at the moment, so feast your eyes on these ones!
At Cork fashion week I spotted this one from Aidan Sheehan an Irish Fashion Designer,( this is a wool mix cape and its one of 5, for £60, it can be all yours, I think its beautiful and at a great price too for a designer handmade piece.
Asos Dolly Skater Coat €106.64 (available in other colours)  Asos Coat in midi swing €156.40
Oasis Tailored belted coat €122     Gap Coat €124.95 (available in Navy) 
New Look Coat with Faux Fur Collar €78   Karen Millen Soft Wrap cape coat €334

And always the reliable, yet safe black coat, which everyone should have in their wardrobe.
M&S Wrap Coat with Cashmere €245  Wood  Blend Faux Fur Collar Coat €135
M&S Double Breasted Coat €120 (Available in Camel) River Island Detachable Fur Collar Coat€147
Forever 21 Longline Duster Coat €63.45     Zara Pocket Coat €139

Forever 21 Double Breasted Pea Coat €40.45
Adore these black coats but a bit more on the expensive side however it "IS" an investment!
Ted Baker Coat with Leather Panel €525 
Erre esse Boutique Black Zip Coat ( €406

Not forgetting the coloured coats, blues and pinks are the colours of the season.Checked coats and houndstooth coats are creeping in too.
M&S Wool blend Double Breast Coat €195   Almost Famous Faux Fur Collar Coat €245.70
New Look Double Pocket Duster Coat €39.99    Penney's Coat €40
Penneys Pale Pink Coat €40     Asos Textured Coat €83.89 (available in Yellow also)
Loving these two coats above from Next, Blue Pea Coat €103 and Pink Checked Collarless Coat €103
Next Blue Slouch Coat €96       Hobbs London Red Coat €344
Penney's houndstooth Coat €40     River Island Grid Duster Coat €92.42

And now for the cosy casual coats, and they ain't that casual girls, they're dressy all the same!
River Island Khaki Leather look Parka €155  Warehouse Grey Cape €135
Oasis Duffel Coat €106    Oasis Charlie Lightweight Parka €85
Oasis Faux Fur Parka €110    Zara Parka with detachable quilted lining €139
Camel Faux Fur Hood Duffel Coat from Oasis available in Camel and Navy €120
The Trench Coat/Mac is hanging about, and some colour has been introduced too
River Island Camel Mac €113     Gap Classic Trench €74.95 (available in black and navy too)
Asos Duster Coat €85.31   Asos Mac in Midi Length €106.64

Fur is always a guarantee and here's one of the many in stores now
River Island Faux Fur Shaggy Jacket €127.96

And no, its not a picnic blanket its a scarf/blanket coat, which is great for throwing over jeans or a dress with opaque tights and its big this season!

New look blanket navy/red check €29
Urban Outfitters Blanket Poncho €35
New Look Check Yellow and Navy Blanket Scarf €29
Penneys have a similar blanket scarf in navy and red for €6

Now get warm, stay cosy and wrap up well ladies!! Jon Snow (Game of Thrones) has been telling us for long enough.... Winter is Coming !!!!

And I'd listen to him :-)  xxx

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