The Coat Edit

For sun worshipers, it is the time of year that we truly dread, the real coming of Autumn with the promise of Winter on the way. September has been a pretty lovely month, with plenty of Indian Summer moments to enjoy, but we can’t deny that the mornings now have that chilly feel, and the evenings are getting closer to the time when the dreaded central heating comes on…and stays on until at least March. In addition, the mornings are darker, the nights are drawing in, and it all leads to one, inescapable conclusion – we need to start talking about coats.

One of the best things about Winter is the gorgeous range of coats that are available. Whether you be a person who gets a new coat every year, or a person who buys quality that is made to last, there are coats that suit all price points, all tastes and all sizes. As we ease into Winter, there are plenty of jackets that can provide that initial cover up, with retro, pink lady style bomber jackets being very popular this season. Trenchcoat styles are ever popular, these are iconic and will literally be in your wardrobe forever and are well worth an investment.

Then there are the true warm styles, the coats that cry out for crisp winter mornings and cold days. The ones you want to team with hats and scarfs for your best Winter looks. The coats you will wear on Christmas morning as you deliver presents to the family. I’m not a fan of Winter in all it’s glory, but I do love a good Winter coat, and there are just so many available on the High Street, and online, this season. It would almost be a crime not to choose at least one – your wardrobe (and you of course) so deserves that treat.

Here are my key picks for a Winter treat

Rust Fur Collar Coat Price: £65.00 Click to visit Wallis

Rust Fur Collar Coat Price: £65.00 Click to visit Wallis

Grey Longline Coat Was £85.00 Now £68.00Click to visit Wallis

Grey Longline Coat Was £85.00 Now £68.00 Click to visit Wallis

Black Drape Duster Coat Was £50.00 Now £40.00Click to visit Wallis

Black Drape Duster Coat Was £50.00 Now £40.00 Click to visit Wallis

Neutral Fur Collar Jacket £55.00 Click to visit Evans

Neutral Fur Collar Jacket £55.00 Click to visit Evans

Red Patterned Bomber Jacket £45.00 Click to visit Evans

Red Patterned Bomber Jacket £45.00 Click to visit Evans

Camel Coat £25 Click to visit Asda George

Camel Coat £25 Click to visit Asda George

Check Coat £25 Click to visit Asda George

Check Coat £25 Click to visit Asda George

Faux Suede Bomber Jacket £28 Click to visit Asda George

Faux Suede Bomber Jacket £28 Click to visit Asda George

Pockets Lapel Collar Long Coat £31.73 Click to visit Zaful

Pockets Lapel Collar Long Coat £31.73 Click to visit Zaful

Lapel Collar Zippers Faux Leather Jacket (SALE) £26.17 Click to visit Zaful

Lapel Collar Zippers Faux Leather Jacket (SALE) £26.17 Click to visit Zaful

Embroidered Baseball Jacket (SALE) £19.83 Click to visit Zaful

Embroidered Baseball Jacket(SALE) £19.83 Click to visit Zaful

 

Long Sleeve Solid Color Trench Coat (SALE) £11.89 Click to visit Zaful

Long Sleeve Solid Color Trench Coat (SALE) £11.89 Click to visit Zaful

 Tabatha Trench Coat £125.00 Click to visit Phase Eight


Tabatha Trench Coat £125.00 Click to visit Phase Eight

Bruna Belted Coat £199 Click to visit Phase Eight

Bruna Belted Coat £199 Click to visit Phase Eight

 

The Jacques Vert Group Coatwalk for MacMillan Cancer Support

Saturday October 4th will see well dressed women donning their best coats and taking part in the 2nd annual ‘Coatwalk’ to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. The brainchild of the Jacques Vert group, Coatwalk combines a 3km walk around London’s St James’s Park, with a glamorous fashion show showcasing the Coatwalk collection.

This year, the Coatwalk event is being hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky. The event will start with the walk at 12pm. Following the walk, participants will be treated to afternoon tea refreshments at One Great George Street, a stunning Grade II listed building at the heart of Westminster. The finale of the day is a fabulous fashion show including professional models, musicians, dancers, and some very special guests. There will also be opportunities to browse the new Coatwalk collection, made up of gorgeous coats from the likes of Jacques Vert, Planet, Windsmoor and Petite Precis, up close, and to have some fun in the bespoke photo booth. The afternoon will be one of frothy and glamorous fun, whilst still raising much needed funds for a good cause.

Tickets for the Coatwalk event cost just £27 which will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. Spaces are limited for this exclusive day, there are only 200 tickets left! The 2013 event was a huge success, and this is sure to be the same. (For ticket information, click here.)

Images from last Year’s Coatwalk

Beverly Knight at Mum & Me Coatwalk - show

Beverly Knight

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Emilia Fox and Joanna David

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Emilia on the Coatwalk Catwalk

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Kate Garraway and daughter

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Lizzie Cundy

The Coatwalk Collection

Palomino Fur Trim Cape NOW £199.20  click to visit Jacques Vert

Palomino Fur Trim Cape NOW £199.20
click to visit Jacques Vert

Petrol Belted Coat now  £223.20 click to visit Coatwalk

Petrol Belted Coat
now £223.20
click to visit Coatwalk

Plum Asymmetric Coat £249.00 click to visit Precis Petite

Plum Asymmetric Coat
£249.00 click to visit Precis Petite

Scarlet Asymmetric Coat £249.00 click to visit Precis Petite

Scarlet Asymmetric Coat
£249.00
click to visit Precis Petite

To view the complete collection, including coats not yet available, please click here.

 

 

 

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.