I don’t know about you but I hate the cold. There’s nothing worse than heading out for a walk and feeling shivery and miserable. This is me in one of my ‘practical’ walking coats, because let’s face it, as much as I love my colourful blazers and stylish coats, we all need practical outerwear too!
Our clothes need to suit our lifestyle. I enjoy Sunday afternoon walks with my family. My boots are normally filthy and my jeans scruffy but that’s good, because then I can enjoy the walk without worrying about the dirt! So whether you hang out at Parisian cafes at the weekend, push a shopping trolley around a supermarket or chase kids at a play park, feeling warm and comfortable is key! I’ve included a few options here from online and High Street stores, and as I always say, make sure that your coat is versatile and that it works with many outfits in your wardobe!
My advice is to start with a neutral coat. It will mix and match with other pieces in your wardrobe with ease. Spend as much as you can afford on an investment piece like this and it will last for years. Introduce brighter coats and jackets once you have the basics covered!
First up, is this beautiful coat from Boden. Versatile and neutral, this would make a great addition to any wardrobe. The buttons create some shape at the waist but wear with caution if you have curvy hips as these pockets could add unwanted bulk!
Elegant, chic and so wearable, this Boden coat is super flattering for so many body-shapes. The single-breasted style is great for fuller busts and the colour is a great alternative to black. Style with denim and add pops of red or orange for a striking look!
This Boden Puffer coat ticks all the boxes. Colourful, warm and practical, it’s perfect for anyone with a warm skin – tone.
This double-breasted beauty will add a touch of elegance to any outfit this Winter. Style with jeans, leather trousers or a midi dress in shades of blue, charcoal or peach for a put together, effortless look!
Is there anything more sumptuous and gorgeous than a faux fur coat? This rich chocolate shade is the perfect addition to your wardrobe this Autumn/Winter. Softer then black, it will add texture to your look and will pair beautifully with neutrals.
For a nod to the 70s, you could add this beautiful longline aviator coat to your wardrobe. The simple zip and minimum fuss makes this a good option for many body shapes.
Or maybe you’d like to add a pop of pink to your wardrobe this year? Pink is on trend this season and without any doubt, this beauty will brighten the dullest of days. The simple clean lines add a classic touch to this piece. Style with shades of green and this coat will take you anywhere!
Perfect for cool skin tones, this burgundy coat will add a touch of glamour to your wardrobe this Winter. Perfect for the office or weekend this is an investment piece that you will enjoy for many years to come!
Practical and warm, this is a wardrobe essential. A puffer coat, like this, will be worth every penny! Perfect for walking the dog, trips to the park or shopping on a cold Winter’s day! Note of caution, black can be draining, so unless you are Clear, Cool or Deep, avoid black and opt for flattering navy or charcoal instead.
Relaxed and casual this khaki green car coat will add an effortless touch to your wardrobe this season. Style with shades of brown and tan for a ‘country’ vibe!
I love this Oasis coat! Such a striking colour combination, this will style beautifully with lots of neutrals including camel, white, cream, charcoal and even navy. I’ve a feeling that this will be a best seller. Also available in petite. I’m top of the queue for this one! Run don’t walk!
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Catherine Jackson, Personal Stylist & Colour Consultant, Northern Ireland.