How to Find the Perfect Fall Coat
It seems like it has been forever since we were trying on the summer’s hottest trends, and now that October is here, it is definitely starting to get a bit too chilly for cold shoulder tops.
While summer may be gone, there is something quite nice about bundling up for the cool weather. Whether your favorite pair of shoes are OTKs or you simply love fall and winter accessories, there is a lot of fun you can have this season, fashion-wise. But here, we will focus on finding the perfect coat to protect you from the wind.
Although much easier than the search for the perfect blue jeans, there are several things you must keep in mind to get the most from your outerwear, in terms of functionality, warmth and of course, style.
1. Know your body to understand what looks best on you
Even though your coat doesn’t sit directly on your body, it can look drastically different on various body types. For example, a narrow frame will look best with a trim coat with or without a belt, while a curvy woman might opt for a bell-shaped bottom to emphasize a smaller waist and her assets without going overboard. It is all about understanding what you have got so you narrow down the risk of looking too puffy with all the layers on.
2. Find the balance between warmth and style
Often, clothing companies will fashion 3-way coats to give you multiple outfit options, especially when it comes to children’s wear. While this doesn’t sound as cute as the white faux fur coat that you have been eyeing for ages, you have to be on the lookout for outerwear that will last you a lifetime, not just the season. Like all trends, there is always the chance that a jacket is no longer suited to your personal style, or it appears outdated the following year. Whatever the case, functionality and warmth should always be prioritized over temporary fads.
3. Be sure there is room for a few layers underneath
This is definitely a given when it comes to shopping for fall and winter coats, but as many fashion experts have pointed out, lots of outerwear lack the space, particularly in the arms. The torso is usually sufficient, yet the same cannot be said about the arms, restricting blood flow if you manage to squeeze a long-sleeved blouse underneath somehow. When trying on coats, make sure there is enough breathing room for both your belly and your arms; otherwise, you won’t find much use for the coat once winter comes around.
Article by Chenille Seren