The best investment buy is always a winter coat. The Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 catwalks were all about oversized, statement coats that will see you through the whole season. Think bold check prints, dusty rose hues and the perfect camel coat. Besides the cosy appeal of the oversized coat, my eyes were also drawn to the sleeveless versions seen on the Rochas, Victoria Beckham and Trussardi catwalks. Tartan is an obvious choice for a colourful coat, look to Tommy Hilfiger for monochromatic prints, or DKNY and Vivienne Westwood for more punky counterparts.
The high street has so far dished up a variety of statement coats for next season, the trench coats can be found at Mango or Zara, with checked pieces coming from Topshop and ASOS. Also, if you want to recreate the sleeveless look but haven’t the guts to bear your arms this winter, check out the ASOS mac with contrast sleeves – it’s enough to fool anyone! I’m still waiting on the perfect tartan coat, and would absolutely love any high street store that can recreate the Tommy Hilfiger collection!