Outerwear should never be an afterthought!

Very often the first thing people will see is the last thing you’ve put on, so as a general style rule - “outerwear should never be an afterthought”.

Choosing a statement winter coat can give you that extra “armour” to walk into a room (whilst keeping you stylishly warm of course), ensuring you get the opportunity to make the right first impression. Since your outerwear will be one of the most hardworking pieces in your wardrobe, it’s always best if you love the one you buy.

To get you in the mood for all things cosy, here are two of my favourites from Laura Ashley - the first is this Vivid deliciously soft 100% cotton Funnel Neck Moleskin Coat in the aptly named seasonal green ‘Cedar’ (£110). Often what might seem daunting in a coloured coat is what to wear with it, however the coat is already doing the talking - so let this set the tone and work in rich classic tones such as navy, camel, burgundy and even the faithful black.

For something more subtle yet still striking and oozing femininity, opt for this Khaki Green Seam Detail Coat (£160) with the extra luxurious addition of 10% Cashmere. The super flattering Fit and Flare style will be suitable for most shapes, allowing it to skim and glide over the natural silhouette.

Now that the weather begins to get ever chillier, the silver lining to the clouds in the sky is the promise of cosying up in your new Winter Coat - Enjoy!

“I like cool jackets - a nice fall or winter coat. You can get a lot of use out of it, and you'll wear it frequently, so it can really set the tone of your uniform for the season.”

John Legend

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