Ok, we give up. Summer is officially over and we barely got to whip out the bikinis! Instead, we’ve consoled ourselves with looking forward to the best of AW 2011 clothes: snuggly jumpers, contrasting textures, 1960s styling and, of course, a brand new coat! Even if you can brave the cold in just a mini-dress on nights out, having a fabulous coat is an essential ingredient for winter style – and here at Very, we’ve got some stunners to choose from.
This season, colour is going to be as big as ever, and there’s nothing like an injection of spicy tones to warm yourself up on a cold day. We love this South Tailored Single Breasted Coat in Ginger with its stylish lines, masculine details, and firecracker colour. For a military-style alternative, the French Connection Wonderland Flared Wool Coat in red looks fantastic done up or left loose, and the flared skirt is oh-so-flattering.
Texture is another key trend for 2011; layer up in the Fearne Cotton Striped Faux Fur Jacket with its glamourous chevron stripes and long-haired fur for casual cool with any outfit. For an evening option, try the South Glam Coloured Fur Coat in eye-catching navy. We love it paired with a figure-hugging dress and boots for a rock-star look. The best option for a classic take on texture is this French Connection Fast Nuovo Melton Coat, that combines a nipped-in waist, double breasted front, and detachable faux fur collar: versatile and sophisticated.
A failsafe winter coat will always be one that stands the test of time, and at Very we’ve got a few iconic styles that will never go out of fashion. This slim, tweed French Connection Wool Mix Tweed Coat is updated with two-tone block colour and an on-trend pussy-bow neck tie for a feminine take on a traditional masculine style. Another classic, the parka, is reinvented in the Ralph Lauren Denim Field Jacket – forget Noel Gallagher, this coat (teamed with skinny jeans and wedges) screams ‘off-duty model’!
For a slimming and stylish wardrobe update, this So Fabulous Camel Belted Coat is a timeless classic, made modern with its cutaway front detail and textured buckled belt. It’s fantastic for work and play, especially when paired with some fabulous accessories. The trench coat is another iconic coat style that looks stylish on all shapes and sizes. For a contemporary update, channel your inner Sherlock with this unique Love Label Capelot Coat that combines a removable cape with tie belt and oversized lapels. Elementary, my dear!