Akan Microfibre Padded Jacket
As the weather gets cooler it’s time to layer up. And what’s better for layering than a warm, woollen, winter coat.
Not only are coats necessary for the frosty weather, but winter coats are a key element of winter style. If you get the right style and shape to suit you, a winter coat can very effortlessly take your fashion to the next level.
So to help you in your search for the perfect one, we’ve found a stack of coats for every taste and price range. From parkas, bombers, biker style, budget friendly options and something to splurge on, here are our favourite winter coats for this season!
Fabric is everything. If you really need warmth, then you’ll need to choose wool. Polyester will not keep the cold out. But if you’re in a warmer part of the country and your coat is more for show, then choosing a polyester coat might be a better option. Also, if you pick something very fluffy, the fabric will be more prone to pilling. Make sure you choose a fabric without too many loose or fluffy fibres on the surface to avoid this. It is also important to keep in mind that nylons and polyesters pill more than natural fibres like wool, cotton or cashmere.
Invest in something timeless. If you’re planning on investing big money in a coat, pick a timeless style. While biker-style jackets and printed coats might be hot right now, they may not be next year. You don’t want to spend big money on something you can only wear for one season. Stick to classic shapes and styles like wraps or double-breasted.
What does the rest of your wardrobe look like? Many people think that buying a coloured coat is impractical, but this is not necessarily the case. Take a look at your winter clothes and look at the existing colours you have in your closet. If you find that your current winter pieces are primarily black and grey then a coloured coat is probably a better option than adding another black piece of clothing to your wardrobe. But if you’re big on colour already, black or camel is probably the way to go.
Be careful when shopping at the big chains. Many of the “wool” coats you see are actually synthetic or a blend of synthetic and wool. Wool coats last longer, are warmer and are less likely to pill. So it’s worth investing in an actual woollen coat – it will last you longer.
If you see something listed as a “wool-blend” always check the percentages on the product listing or tag. You don’t want to spend big bucks on something that is only 10% wool.
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