It may be August and the sun may be shining (sometimes) outside the window, but believe it or not, now is the ideal time to start thinking about your new season coat. The early season drops have arrived in store and online already and to snap up the best of the bunch, it pays to be quick. We have pulled together some of the key shapes and styles for AW13 for you to enjoy right now…
This trend is hot off the catwalks and is amazingly easy to incorporate into your wardrobe. It’s simple, just make it pink. Hues of softer pinks such a blush and powder were du jour, but if bright and bold is your thing, magenta or fuchsia will work looks just as chic.
A printed coat is guaranteed to make an impression and is a very simple way to turn a simple outfit into a fashion-forward killer look. Opt for a simple shape to let the print do the talking and be careful with what you wear underneath if you are leaving the coat unfastened. This Boutique by Jaeger coat is a great investment as it is pink and printed – two trends in one!
Girls Will Be Boys
Androgynous outerwear has present on the catwalks and high streets for multiple seasons now and for AW13 it is more relevant than ever. This trend is all about clean lines and sharp tailoring. Look for slick lapels, minimal detailing and tailored shapes that your boyfriend would envy. Muted shades of black and grey are always a winner but don’t reject unexpected hues such as this blue Hobbs style.
Pump Up The Volume
Bigger is back and it’s better than ever. Cocoon, oversized or outsize, whatever you call it, if this is your favourite coat trend for AW13 then get ready to add some volume to your look. Not as unflattering as you may think, look for details such as belts or bracelet sleeves the highlight your shape underneath.