8 Ways to Style Your Winter Coat

Here are a few simple tricks to making your coat stand out this winter, from DIY to simple unexpected styling hacks…

Now that winter is well and truly underway, it’s time to bring our trusty winter coats out of hibernation, (that’s if they ever were in hibernation).  A well styled coat is a saving grace, throw it on and look like you’ve actually put more effort into your outfit in the blistering cold.  Coats don’t have to be plain and simple, covering up your meticulously styled outfit underneath – they can be just as exciting!

TWO IN ONE

Style your coat with another coat. Pair your trusty leather biker jacket underneath a sleek wool boyfriend cut coat for an added edge, and double the warmth.

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ADD A SLEEVELESS JACKET

Layer up your fur gilet over your coat for a modern twist on single coloured coat. For a more classic look, opt for a sleeveless jacket and layer over or under your coat.

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SHOULDER ROBING

Let your coat hang off your shoulders for an air of confidence. Who says your coat has to cover up a great outfit just because it’s cold?

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ROLL UP

Want to show off the fancy lining inside your coat ? Fold up your sleeves a little for a french, “I’ve been working hard” vibe and break up your look with a little flash of flesh.

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BELT IT

Add shape to an otherwise straight or boxy coat by belting it at the waist. Play with contrasting colours, strong textures and patterns, or invest in a coloured leather belt.

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ADD BROOCHES

Brooches are huge this season.  Stay on trend with a simple brooch or go wild and mix it up. Head into your local vintage store/market for unique affordable options.

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CUSTOMISE

Feeling creative? An easy way to guarantee no one will be wearing the same coat as you is to customise it yourself. Pick up some mixed gems, or head to a haberdashery for beaded pieces of material to add to the sleeves, shoulders or lapels of your coat. If you really want to go to town, buy some iron-on appliqué letters or designs and add them to your coat for a personal touch.

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THE STATEMENT SCARF

Simple yet effective. Transform your coat with a ‘wow’ scarf. Go for something patterned, textured and bold to really make a statement.

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