Mix & Match: Coats & Bags
The one thing all true fashionistas can’t resist in the winter is a big, warm, important coat. It’s an absolute must have and can totally make or break an entire look. So, a lot of careful thought must go into choosing your coat: whilst the right one can send you shooting up the style stakes, the wrong one could end up making you look more of a frump than a fashionista. Now if coats are pretty highly rated in the accessory stakes, bags are no less a contender when it comes to earning points on a shopaholics wishlist.
If you like embracing the latests trend each season throws at us, then the ‘in‘ coat to get this year is a military-inspired one. Choose from the shorter jacket with Patrizia Pepe logo buttons, the truly girly balloon shoulder coat with detachable roses on the front, or wide-collar coat with contrast piping and gold-thread details on the cuffs. The ideal bag to set off a look like this to perfection is the ruched clutch or python-print maxi bag with hanging chains.
If you want to get some of Olivia Palermo‘s style aesthetic, one of the world’s most-watched socialites, then try this wool neck, slimfit coat . Another couturier-cut option is the coat with stretch jersey inserts inside the sleeves, or this celebration of minimalism, the three-quarter length sleeve coat with detachable arm warmers…..a truly hot number in this season’s hottest colour: camel. The best accessory for this kind of minimal look is the soft nappa bag with nice girly bow, or the leather bag with chain handles.
To keep out the cold but keep looking good, you can choose from this supersoft, duck-down bomber jacket with detachable faux cardigan or down jacket with needle-punched knitted jersey panels. For some comfy, off-the-cuff style, the down jacket can be teamed with the soft nappa barrel bag with detachable strap, or up the ante and go for the more unusual option of a vintage leather clutch.
If you like to wrap yourself in luxury, then how about this suede sheepskin coat or leather and fur jacket, truly the most stylish way of keeping out the winter chills! Statement coats like these should be offset with essential accessories, like this bow-shaped leather bag or soft nappa tote .