Long Coats – Invest in this Winter Outerwear Trend
Well, well, well Friday, you sure took your time to grace us with your presence! How is everyone feeling now the week is over? I’m sure my American mates are feeling the after effects of their Thanksgiving munching. Both my sisters live in Virginia and I would have done anything to be with them, tsigh…Anyhoo, in Berlin we have enjoyed quite good weather- and by that I mean for Berlin standards! There isn’t much to be happy about when the weather plummets, actually, there kinda is- getting stylishly bundled up in a maxi coat. This season long coats are everywhere and I strongly urge you to invest in one for Winter. Continue Reading…
The A/W 2016 runway were awash with assorted coats- suede, leather, wool- and if Valentino’s, Balmain’s and Roberto Cavalli’s collections are anything to go by- coats are having a super long moment this season.
With or without the High Fashion gods giving their blessing on this trend, I would have rocked my super long coats all through winter anyway. In the below shots, I’m having a black maxi coat moment, I do find that black increases the dramatic effect of my coat. Oh hell, I’ll look for any excuse to add to my collection of black coats.
If you don’t own a maxi coat, let me give you some reasons why investing in long coats is well worth your while and buck.
- Whilst long coats keep you cosy, they also add a touch of timeless glamour and sophistication to an outfit, and who doesn’t crave this killer combination when the merciless winds are howling around our ears?
- Maxi coats can be dressed either up or down depending on how you choose to complete your outfit. For example, with my look, I took it down a more laid-back edgy route via my studded boots and turban. However I could have made my look even more relaxed by pairing my long coat with trainers and if I was having a ‘glam moment’, I could have upped my game with luxe footwewar.
- I don’t know about you but the colder it gets, the more I subconsciously reach out for oversized clothes and this is where long coats are sartorial life savers; I find oversized long coats give a great chic n slouchy vibe to an outfit.
So what are you waiting for? Whether you like the military style, statement colour, faux fur, trench coats, wrap coats- get your favourite coat style wrapped in a super long size to go!
In my #StyleInMotionSeries below, I decided to do a voice over, let me know what you think-
Have you already got your long coat for the season? What coat have you got your beady eyes on at the moment? Do tell, I’d love to know!
Rings- I am Accessories, Boots- Oxley, Coat- Humana, Berlin
Photographer- Patricia Santos