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The Winter Coat

by Lisa Lyford
The Winter Coat

Brrrrr - the temperatures are certainly reflecting the first days of winter and if you haven't already, you may be on the hunt for a new winter coat.

Some of the key coat style trends we're seeing this winter are:

  • Trench Coat
  • The Duffle Coat is still around
  • Tweed, Checks/Plaid
  • Colours: Dusky Pink, Red, Grape, Charcoal and Winter White


Brighten up your winter days by choosing colour, you won't regret it, or if you prefer to stick to black or charcoal, introduce a pop of colour through a hat or scarf. 


Are you buying an investment piece or a coat for a couple of seasons? Fibre, like pure wool, and fabric quality are important considerations for a coat that will last season after season. Styling is also another key consideration, you need to ensure it will last the distance and won't look dated. The initial outlay of an investment piece may be hefty, but think about cost per wear. If, for example, you buy a coat for $350 and you wear it four seasons, that's only $87.50 per year. And chances are it will last you longer than four seasons.


Here's some of our picks...


Gorgeous Me Winter '14 Coats 5

Left to right:

EziBuy Sara Funnel Neck Coat $69

EziBuy Sara Fully Lined Coat, rose $139.99


Gorgeous Me Winter '14 Coats 1

Left to right:

Decjuba Crossover Coat $189.95

Country Road Shearling Trim Check Coat NZD $449




Gorgeous Me Winter '14 Coats 3

From left, clockwise:

EziBuy Together Tweed Coat  $169.99

EziBuy Emerge Boucle Coat $159.99

Decjuba Claire Jacket $189.95

EziBuy Capture European Coat $199.99




Gorgeous Me Winter '14 Coats 2

From left, clockwise:

Jacqui E Ponti Trench Coat AUD $199.95 

Witchery Self Tie Trench NZD $319.90

The Warehouse Garage Zip Through Coat $69




Gorgeous Me Winter '14 Coats 6 

From left:

EziBuy Capture Collared Winter Coat $139.99

EziBuy Heine Coat, mandarin $179.99



Gorgeous Me Winter '14 Coats

From left, clockwise:

Trenery Luxe Wool Duffle NZD $299.25

EziBuy Heine Coat, purple $159

EziBuy Urban Tweed Coat $99.99



Gorgeous Me Winter '14 Coats 8

From left, clockwise:

Trenery Sleek Check Coat NZD $171.75

Pagani New Tweed Belt Ring Coat $89.99

Country Road Speckled Boxed Frame Coat NZD $349

Pagani Plaid Drape Coat $79.99



Gorgeous Me Winter '14 Coats 12  

Left to right:

Max Check Contrast Collared Coat $74.25

Max Frankie Military Coat $149

You may also like to consider pre-loved coats, especially some of the fabulous ones from the 60's made from pure wool and wool/mohair with gorgeous, classic styling. My sister bought one from an op shop years ago and it cost her $4! 


Keep warm and snuggly this Winter x


Cover image: EziBuy Capture European Coat $199.99

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