Friday, 15 September 2017

A Sassy Winter Coat

For the colder months, a coat and a couple of good jackets are winter essentials. Nothing is worse than arriving somewhere frozen to the bone with your teeth chattering.
Finding coats to fit when you are plus size used to be almost impossible. Many a winter I have have had to wear a scarf to cover up the fact that my buttons wouldn't do up but thankfully things are improving.
As you can see, by clicking this link, Simply Be are absolutely owning it this this season. 

What I'm loving is that Its clear from the styling that these pieces that are genuinely designed for the curvier figure. Small accommodations like belts that look long enough to tie and sleeves that will allow you to wear a chunky jumper underneath make such a difference and looking through Simply Be's collection there are lots that seem to seem to tick these very important boxes.

Bright and bold

I like strong colours and patterns, so am really pleased to see that a lot of retailers are offering exactly that this year. As well as the old favourites like leopard skin prints there are some funky floral prints and tartans available. 

Importantly, you can buy them in a range of styles. Everything from work a day parkas and duffle coats to more formally cut Crombies. It really is easy to find something that works for you.

A rich colour palette

If prints are not your thing, do not worry because there are still some lovely richly coloured coats out there for you to buy. A plain coat in claret, purple or teal can look just as interesting and striking as one made from a patterned fabric. Wearing warm colours in the colder months is a great way to brighten up your outfits and add a pop of colour if like me you tend to favour greys and blacks in winter.

The colour of the clothes that you choose can make a huge difference to how good you feel. I know if Im feeling a bit meh, adding a bright pink scarf or red beret instantly lifts my mood.
 Its really easy to dimiss certain shades because you have been told they don't work with your hair colour, or to avoid buying an item because you are worried it will clash with your usual choices. This season there are so many great looks which use clashing colours. 
This said I do know that certain colours work better for my skin tone and over the years Ive learnt which palettes make me look good and which to avoid. You can read more about the connection and how to choose the right colour clothes for you, by reading this article.

Faux fur

As you know I am a little partial to a bit of faux fur, so am delighted to see it being widely used in a lot of  brands autumn/winter collections. It is great to see the beauty of nature being picked up and reflected by fashion designers, without any animals being harmed, in the process. 

There is something really glamorous about good quality faux fur. Not to mention the fact that a fake fur lined hood really is a good way to keep the wind off your face on a bitingly cold day.

Add the right accessory

As most of you know, I really like to accessorise my coats. It helps to individualise what I wear as well as brighten them up. A nice buttonhole or brooch can help to turn a frumpy looking coat into something a bit special. If this idea does not appeal, treat yourself to a fluffy scarf or faux fur stole, instead. I also adore faux fur gillets. A great way to stay warm indoors and they just make every outfit seem slightly more glamorous.

Whatever your style there are some amazing coats and jackets out this season and of course check out vintage finds too. 

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