The weather can be quite deceiving this time of year- some days are certainly milder than we expect. Whereas others can be bitingly cold, blustery and wet. And with a season with many engagements- work functions, Christmas, parties, weddings (to name a few)- we want our wardrobe to encompass items that are stylish, yet functional.
The hardest working item in your armoury for Autumn/Winter is your coats. Yes, we mean more than one. With a jam-packed events calendar, you’re going to want a few options. In partnership with our sponsor of the month, Bonmarché, be inspired with our guide to a coat for every occasion.
The Suedette Biker Jacket
We love the hardworking suedette biker jacket; It’s perfect for those milder days to wear to the office, you can wear it to dress up any outfit (even a plain white tee, jeans and trainers) and it’s a must have for nights out and Christmas parties where you need something warming but easy to carry. The soft-to-touch fabric is sure to help make you feel cosier.
Find it in Autumnal tones of plum, navy, khaki and rust and if you’re loving the pebble tones, popular this season, then ‘stone’ is the one for you. We have to say, we’re swooning pretty hard for the plum and navy colours- these rich, deep colours, will carry you through Winter too.
It’s also super easy to care for, unlike real suede, so you can pop it in the wash and be ready to go to your next function quickly.
The Short Padded Jacket
Find yourself out on the field on a Saturday morning watching football practice? On these super chilly days, you’ll want something that’ll keep you nice and snug. The short padded jacket is fully lined- including the zip, to keep those autumnal and winter chills out. Plus, the pockets are fleece-lined to keep your hands toasty too. It’s also crazy value for money at just £28!
We’ve fallen pretty hard for the pretty pink but comes in black, khaki, cobalt, mustard, navy and red too! We’d recommend pairing it with a cute bobble or beanie hat!
The Dolly Coat
Dress for success with a Dolly Coat. These coats mean business. Not only will it keep you warm on the coldest of days but it’ll give you that polished look required for business meetings, functions and special occasions. You’re sure to have a few over the next few months so ensure you’ve got a coat that’s just as elegant as you. Plus, with detachable faux fur trim you can wear it how you like to suit the occasion.
You’re going to need something in your arsenal that’ll work for you day-to-day; for those Christmas shopping days, the nights when you’re walking the dog or taking the little ones out ‘Trick or Treating’, the nights your stood out for hours watching the fireworks or heading to the Christmas markets. Dare we say it, something in case it snows.
This belted and padded jacket is the one for you.
It has a faux fur trim that’ll help keep your neck cosy on the coldest of nights, it’s also detachable so if you’re faced with a downpour you can remove it to avoid ruining it. The jacket is fully lined and padded, giving you the warmth you need to feel toasty, even after hours out in the cold. It’s also got a coordinating belt to clinch in at the waist to give you a flattering silhouette. It’s sure to work really hard for you over the next couple of months, whatever the weather or occasion.
You can’t go wrong with navy but if you’re looking for something a little different, you can also get it in Oyster, Blue and Pink.
We don’t know about you, but every year we see updating our coats as a fashion must and hope this guide has been inspiring. Want to see what else we’re crushing on this season? Head to Pinterest to check out our picks of the season to see the items on our wish list.
This post was created in collaboration with our site sponsors for October, Bonmarché.
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