this winter’s hottest outerwear — That’s Not My Age

Images: Neil Mackenzie Matthews


Name it a return to the classics however I’m seeing a number of checked wool jackets and coats round city. Typically worn with a waft of insouciant French Stylish – suppose Coco Chanel: the Duke of Westminster years, or my newest fashion icon Charlotte Husson founder and inventive director of the Parisian label Mister Ok. The plaid cover-up is a conventional design, so keep away from wanting too buttoned up by maintaining the remainder of the outfit understated. A great overcoat in a wonderful material not solely protects, however can pull collectively probably the most informal of outfits.

The winter coat is the most-hard-working piece in your wardrobe and choosing a traditional checked material is assured to convey longevity, and garner compliments. And, with its number of incarnations – plaid, dogtooth, tartan, Prince of Wales  – there’s a test for each style. This season conventional, grunge and outsized designs are everywhere in the outerwear division. The one I’m sporting right here is Bromley check trench from Hobbs. With it’s seventies-inspired lapels, gentlewomanly match, tie belt and nutty brown, heritage test I really feel ‘simply good sufficient’. It additionally performs effectively with my favorite new color pairing – conker and navy.




For those who usually follow plain coats, I promise you {that a} test might be simply as versatile. It might additionally provide a extra playful method to drab winter dressing. Go for a mode with a impartial base color equivalent to a heat camel or navy, if that sounds a bit boring attempt a multi-coloured test; each provide extra styling choices and can mix-and-match with the garments you already personal.

Jaeger all the time does outerwear effectively and I’m actually into this reversible style with a detachable scarf which is sort of a souped-up automobile coat from the late Sixties. Color is all the time on the menu at Boden, with chequered kinds in green and pink or yellow and brown. As I’ve stated earlier than, having a snazzy, brightly-coloured coat is a sartorial trump-card when an on a regular basis outfit is in want of a raise.

If, nonetheless, you’re a self-confessed colourphobe, do this profitable monochrome houndstooth style from Hobbs. The MaxMara vibes make it ultimate for many who hate fussy collars or belt-ties, too. Go large with a cool, jumbo-houndstooth as discovered over at All Saints and Benetton. And in case your price range is below £100, I hold trying out this warm padded coat from the Uniqlo C assortment (now decreased; out there in grey check and beige check), an absolute fashion steal.


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Bromley check trench on mortgage from Hobbs. My linen scarf is approx 5 years outdated from 45R.  The & Wiser sweatshirt is from my collaboration with Dandy Stars. The denims are second-hand APC, related nonetheless out there HERE. Leather-based loafers from Dune London. 



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