Time for a new coat? Here’s the ultimate guide to buying a new winter coat.

Now is the perfect time to buy a new winter coat! However, finding the perfect winter coat can be a difficult process! If you have a low budget, finding something comfy, cosy and chic can be impossible. These 5 top tips before you hit the high street in order to help you find the coat you always wanted.

 

Forget the trends

You definitely want a trendy coat but you have to keep in mind that you will possibly use from winter to spring. Stick to traditional shapes and fabric so you create an all-time-classic effortless look. Consider classic colours like fresh winter white and camel that never go out of style! Patterns such as plaid and herringbone are timeless too. It is important to choose a coat with nice zippers and buttons as well as embellishments. These relatively inexpensive add-ons can make a cheap coat look like a million bucks! You can always use a couple of accessories to look trendy! Maybe a signature bag, metallic heels or a faux fur scarf? Warmth and attractiveness can go together so you don’t need to sacrifice warmth for style!

 

Search the sales

If you’re looking for a great deal on winter coat, there’s always a sale on somewhere! You can bag yourself a bargain in the summer sales– especially if you’re looking for a cosy coat. Many high street shops have undiscovered clothing gems on sale, especially warm coats, so treat yourself right!

 

Check your wardrobe

Before purchasing a coat, you need to check you don’t have similar ones in your closet! Practicality is important too so you should invest in a coat with big pockets, otherwise you will lose your gloves, guaranteed. Ensure the coat comes with a hood too.

 

Size matters

There’s nothing worse than an uncomfortable coat! One of the things you need to look out for a coat is its size. Choose a coat that leaves room for layering your tops/sweaters underneath. Pay attention to the fit of the shoulders of the coat, as might want to consider buying a larger size than normal but the shoulders need to fit. You also have to make sure that the length of the coat you want to buy will work with the rest of your wardrobe. For example, you should not buy a mid-thigh coat if the rest of your clothes go down to your knee.

 

If you consider purchasing a coat from an online shop, you will need to make sure you get the best fit possible. Measure your bust, waist, and hips against the size guide on the retailer’s website. For women’s winter coats, check your bust, waist, and hips.

 

Invest in quality

This is the most challenging aspect of a coat to judge quality from behind your screen. Since retailers always pick the best photos to post online, you may need to take a closer look before purchasing your new coat. Product videos always help!

 

Many of us want to be trend but some clothing brands sacrifice warmth for style. If you want to be the coolest kid on the block while still staying warm, follow these tips. Readers, what features are most important to you when shopping for a winter coat? Let us know in the comments if there are other important features in a coat, and while you’re at it, subscribe to out newsletter!

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