Baby it is cold outside! - How to find the right winter coat
Indeed it is very cold outside and a good jacket is a necessity. I was lucky enough to find this lovely gem from Glamorous Uk. In fact I went on a short ten minute lunch break at work and came back with a massive smile on my face, feeling like like the queen of England. Since my co-workers know that I usually only look as satisfied when I come back from shopping or the hairdressers, I couldn´t hide my purchase for more than 5 minutes. Lucky me went to a store and saw that jacket hanging behind the counter. „Is this the new collection?!“ I asked the salesman; and as a reply I got a casual nope, old sample, 10 pound and it´s yours. Basically I saved 100 pound on this awesome fluffy thing and finally had my perfect winter jacket. Sadly it´s not as easy for everybody. Some people have a hard time on the hunt for their ideal winter get up. Here are my 4 top tips for the perfect coat:
1. Fancy or useful?!
Not everybody is gonna happily run around in a green fur monster all winter. Before you buy your coat, have a think! Do you live in a rainy or snowy area? And more important are you a reasonable person? Then get a waterproof jacket that´s more on the practical side. I personally always refrained from buying anything practical but even I have to admit that there are so many cool useful coats and jackets around, some of my personal favourites from Barbour and Hunter can be found here on country attire.
2. How crazy can you go?!
Who doesn´t love looking wild once in a while?! But keep in mind! A coat is not a T Shirt and depending on how much money you want to spend or how many coats you already own you might end up wearing this every single day of the season. Are you really sure you want to look absolutely freaky all the time? No? Than maybe go for a colour that´s easy to combine, goes with your hairstyle and is something you will not get sick of after a week. If you want to be on the safe side go for a classical cut longline coat in black or grey or maybe even a hounds tooth pattern!
3. Get the right size!
Nobody likes buying a size bigger, but keep in mind that it might get colder and you need to wear your coat with a big cosy jumper. It´s better to get a larger size if you don´t want to look like your buttons are going to burst soon. Why not take a hoodie to the store so you can try how your coat looks with a proper winter outfit?
4. Quality matters!
The right coat can accompany you through several winters and is nothing that disappears in the depth of your wardrobe after you wear it once. (okay maybe not in my case ;) Spending a few pound more can really make a difference. You will wear this item of clothing loads of times, so why get something that doesn´t keep you warm AND looks ragged after a week? And if you can´t afford it, there´s enough charity shops around to help out and most of the older jackets are still a much better quality than all the fast fashion high street crap.
WHAT AM I WEARING?!
coat - Glamorous Uk
top - Tally Weijl
shoes - topshop