30 August 2013

Yay! It’s Coats and Jackets Season – Here Are A Few of My Faves

On my way to work this  morning I saw the most impeccably groomed woman with a sharp, glossy bob, oversized sunnies and a chic belted trench and BOOM! I had the want. Yes folks, from macs to military, it’s officially jacket season and I am most definitely on the hunt.

Capes, cocoons, shearling and plaid are all big news this season but if money was no object, I would go for a buttery soft leather jacket – a grown up version of the biker, like this lovely (1). The burgundy collar also sets it apart from the rows and rows of plain black jackets for women; find it here for $295 Canadian dollars (about €210 so actually, not as bad as I’d feared).

(P)Leather sleeves are also a big story for autumn – I’ve seen a nice version in A|Wear which I’ll show you soon and Penneys has several on its shelves right now, but this wool mix offering from ASOS (2) looks like good quality and I like the textured sleeves; it’s €117. 12 and available now.

River Island’s offerings this season are particularly strong and at the autumn preview I fell hard for this stunning cobalt waterfall number – I only have UK prices but £80 should translate to around €100 which strikes me as particularly good value for such a lovely piece. The checked number on the right is the same price. They're not on the website yet but should land at some stage this month.

M&S have a wide variety of styles and shapes this season and if you’re looking for something that will make a serious statement, then look no further than this absolute stunner from Per Una (which is not normally a line I like). This hits stores in November priced at £229 so will probably be close to €300, but it’s an absolute beauty – look at those sleeves! The belt! That gorgeous swingy shape! Any Hitchock heroine would have been proud to have owned this piece.

Meanwhile at Warehouse, classic, clean tailoring is the order of the day with this ‘strong shoulder’ jacket (#3, first pic) promising to work well with pretty much anything in your wardrobe. The oversized fit ties in neatly with the autumn’s masculine trend while the asymmetric double breasted front and three quarter level sleeves look modern and sharp. This is £68.

The problem I have is I get overwhelmed by choice and can’t pick out a favourite – meaning I’ll most likely be found in my bashed up old parka or army jacket. Again.

What about you, have you found your perfect autumn coat?

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