Thursday 19 April 2018

Darren Kennedy Style Dilemma: Which style of winter coat to choose ahead of season?

Zara's mustard and navy, checked wool coat ( €119)
Zara's mustard and navy, checked wool coat ( €119)
The Penneys Celine-inspired, pared-back, blush-pink tulip coat ( €35)
White, biker-style shearling coat (€40, Penneys)
A.wear's luxe, faux-fur-collar waffle coat ( €90)
At H&M, the collarless khaki coat with contrasting faux-leather sleeves ( €49.95)
Carven's draped tweed coat with reverse spread collar (€720, Brown Thomas)
Jaeger's brightly coloured, wide-collar mohair coat (€478.80).

Darren Kennedy

Oversized, refined, printed or minimal, your coat for autumn/winter 2013 can be anything you want it to be. But far from just a necessity, your winter coat will define your wardrobe for the new season.

Oversized, refined, printed or minimal, your coat for autumn/winter 2013 can be anything you want it to be. But far from just a necessity, your winter coat will define your wardrobe for the new season.

Slightly mannish, oversized cocoon shapes continue to be very popular for autumn. Zara's mustard and navy, checked wool coat (1 €119) has subtle tailored lines, with this season's unstructured shoulders creating a gentle silhouette.

Prepare to form an orderly queue at Penneys, which is on to a winning fashion formula with its latest range of outerwear. The Celine-inspired, pared-back, blush-pink tulip coat (2 €35) lands in stores from mid October and is sure to be snapped up.

Tap into the texture trend with the white, biker-style shearling coat (3 €40, Penneys) or Alwear's luxe, faux-fur-collar waffle coat (4 €90).

At H&M, the collarless khaki coat with contrasting faux-leather sleeves (5 €49.95) blends minimalism with utilitarian chic.

For anyone with a budget to blow, I recommend checking out Carven's draped tweed coat with reverse spread collar (6 €720, Brown Thomas), or Jaeger's brightly coloured, wide-collar mohair coat (7 €478.80).

Regardless of budget, take your time looking around and only buy one coat that you love – you'll spend enough time wearing it.

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