Outerwear, outerwear, you never cease to amaze me how effortless an outfit can become.
Not only do they keep the cold out but they also add structure to any outfit. That is the reason I
invest in coats and jackets. The tailoring and fit is also very important.
I am really loving the "menswear" style coats right now. However, because I do not really
live in such a cold climate, i.e. it does not snow, I would hate to invest in another coat that gets probably worn less then four weeks of the year. So, I realised that by taking off the belt and unbuttoning the grey coat above, a masculine shape can be achieved. More on this later!
Another essential coat is the basic trench. One day, yes one day, I would love to
own one of Burberry's classic trench coats. For now, I am very happy with my black one
that has been with me for ages! I can not even remember how long I have had it. The trench, not
being as thick as my grey coat is a piece that works well in autumn and spring. I wonder if layering it with my grey coat during winter for extra warmth is a good idea?
Now to the jackets. Leather, bomber and knit jackets are the best trio in my opinion. I only recently bought the leather jacket and I am amazed that I did not have one earlier. It gives "pretty top to toe" a toughness and "casual outfits" an edge. While, the bomber pairs best with skinny jeans, tees and sweaters and seriously keeps the harsh winds at bay. The knit is my all time lazy slouchy option which I should not wear when the temperatures really drop because the cold creeps right through, however I still do, as it goes with everything. The colour started to fade last year and is fading faster now. Might have to consider finding another one soon.
Another thing I noticed, I own predominately black or grey outerwear! It does not really bother me, neural colours are my favourites.