Fashion Focus – Next New Season Coats and Jackets

It has been such a beautiful day, with blue skies and a sunshine brightening up the day. But returning home this evening, there was most definitely a chill in the air, to remind us that we are now in Autumn, and the realms of an Indian Summer. So while it is quite OK to keep wearing the sandals at the moment, the days of wearing our coats is just around the corner, and we need to keep a jacket to hand for those chillier days just in case.

Next have launched their Autumn/Winter collection, and it contains some really exceptional Autumn jackets, and a great range of Winter coats. We are still seeing a lot of the soft pink that was so popular last year (maybe because there were so many sell outs last year?) and biker styles are also still strong in the popularity stakes. Funnel and higher necks are also featured, these are great as you don’t necessarily need to add a scarf, and I also think they look good over a little black dress for evening occasions.

Expect to see capes featuring strongly, as well as faux fur in a range of colours, from soft cream to (you’ve guessed it), even more pink.

With collections now hitting stores, now is the perfect time to forward plan your winter wardrobe around the coat that catches your eye.

Waterfall Coat £65 click to visit Next

Waterfall Coat £65 click to visit Next

Herringbone Funnel Neck Coat £78 click to visit Next

Herringbone Funnel Neck Coat £78 click to visit Next

Clean Zip Coat £55 click to Next

Clean Zip Coat £55 click to Next

Textured Jersey Double Breasted Blazer £50 click to visit Next

Textured Jersey Double Breasted Blazer £50 click to visit Next

Check Collarless Coat £75 click to visit Next

Check Collarless Coat £75 click to visit Next

Grey Longline Jacket £65 click to visit Next

Grey Longline Jacket £65 click to visit Next

Knit Look Cape £38 click to visit Next

Knit Look Cape £38 click to visit Next

Black Premium Belted Coat £95 click to visit Next

Black Premium Belted Coat £95 click to visit Next

Borg Biker Jacket £65 click to visit Next

Borg Biker Jacket £65 click to visit Next

Navy Ikat Biker Jacket £45 click to visit Next

Navy Ikat Biker Jacket £45 click to visit Next

Faux Fur Jacket £48 click to visit Next

Faux Fur Jacket £48 click to visit Next

A Short Fabric Mixed Modern Mac £50 click to visit Next

A Short Fabric Mixed Modern Mac £50 click to visit Next

Check Collarless Coat £75 click to visit Next

Check Collarless Coat £75 click to visit Next

Matt Black Leather Biker Jacket £160 click to visit Next

Matt Black Leather Biker Jacket £160 click to visit Next

To view all the current coat and jacket collection at Next, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Glamour and Glitz of the Debenhams Press Day

DSCN7356Out of all the press days I attend, the Debenhams Press event is always one of my absolute faves, and one I try hard not to miss. It is always a glamorous occasion, held in a sumptuous, beautiful venue, and the clothes on display are full of pieces that you instantly fall in love with. With some of these pieces due to start hitting the stores and online very soon, now is the perfect time to look ahead to what we will be wearing this Autumn/Winter.

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The influences are a really mixed bag from the Designers at Debenhams. There are 1950s full midi length skirts and dresses with beautiful brocade prints and patterns. the 1970s is well represented by a hexagonal lurex style maxi dress that I believe was from the Ben De Lisi range for Principles. An exquisite green beaded dress was clearly influenced by flapper style from the 1920s, whilst I loved the beaded evening gowns that resembled something grabbed directly from the red carpet.

At the other end of the spectrum from glamorous beaded gowns, there was an explosion of pink in the form of some very lovely Winter coats, including a fun fluffy pale pink design. And I totally adored the orange wool coat that was worn draped over a mannish suit and a Breton t-shirt. This look was very stylish, very French, Very Ines De La Fressange, and I just loved it.

A few more looks…

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Debenhams is currently in the midst of its ‘Blue Cross Sale’ with up to 70% off dresses, tops and knitwear, and an half price swimwear offer. Click here to view the sale.