Wavering Winter Wear
For Season’s Sake! Where’s Winter?
It’s that time of year again. But the temperature seems to be all over the shop at the moment, one week there’s a proper winter bite, the next it’s unseasonably mild. Nevertheless, a proper winter coat on stand-by is not a bad idea.
When winter does envelope us in an icy grip, and it will, if I’m true to form I’ll be quietly happy for a week or two but then start complaining when it’s that cold I can’t use my phone, as my hands are in that hooked position, and blue. Then there’s less time for makeup in the mornings and more spent contending with scraping the car. That’ll probably feature in some little future moan! Oh, isn’t life tough!
Anyway, let’s talk coats. There are so many to choose from. There’s the classic investment pieces, Quality wool and cashmere that can guarantee to keep you warm all through the winter, winter after winter and on. They tend to be styled somewhat timelessly.
The more fashion orientated pieces which still can have a decent blend of wool, but may only be good for a handful of cold seasons before you feel they may begin to loose their fashion edge (if you’re a dedicated follower of fashion that is... I feel a certain song coming).
Last but by no means least the lightweight throw on the back seat of the car along with the grubby kids, or keep it on in the car without getting overheated version. The compromise being that you will feel your coats’ lack of wool or cashmere in terms of feel and most probably mourn it’s lack of insulation when it counts. It will though still serve a purpose.
I’m not thinking jackets here by the way, I’m talking winter coat three quarter length to a good old full length coat.
The first four coats are your Statement coat, which I’ve chosen from Four Seasons London. Four Seasons has a long-standing reputation for both performance and style, combined with sheer quality.
Next are the more fashion focused coats, that will last you a few years, but dare I say it you may become fed up or bored of.For me, and this all depends on your budget, I would spend about a hundred pounds on this type of coat and look for around three years use out of it.If they’re a plain colour like black, navy or brown they may keep on slogging away for longer.But if they‘re sporting some sort of obvious design flourish that’s popular at the time, like a big collar or wide sleeves that will go out of fashion or a colour that is particularly on-trend that year (do have a personal weakness for fashion pieces!) then expect less out of them.I do try and be careful when choosing this type of coat, honestly!
Thanks for visiting :)
Best, Kat. X