Shopping for winter coats can be stressful, you have to pick something that you are going to love for the whole season, it has to go with literally everything, plus it has to be warm but not too warm that you can’t wear layers.
For autumn/winter 2013, it seems that everyone has delivered and there are so many amazing coats to choose from – whether you are after a chic cocoon style, an oversized beauty, a tailored classic, or after that pop of pink.
One of the brands that really impressed me with their AW13 collection had to be Hobbs and when I was checking out their winter coats for women I was literally spoilt for choice – they literally have every trend covered.
For a modern cover-up that still makes a statement the Maisie is one of my favourites – I love the bold colour, the mid-thigh length, and most of all the double-breasted design makes for a clean silhouette that will make this coat work comfortably over a dress as well as with jeans. Love the design but not the colour, this beauty also comes in black for a timeless winter coat that you will get out each season.
Oversized coats are one of this season’s biggest trends, but can seem like one of the scariest, go for styles that don’t necessarily look too big for you but rather ones that exaggerate the style like the Daisey. This light grey coat is super comfortable on, I have tried it on three times deciding whether it is the one for me, and I love the oversized collar, the cocoon shape as well as the contemporary finish of the colour and single button. Just remember with oversized styles to balance the proportions with streamlined pieces underneath.
A classic that never goes out of style is the trench coat, but rather than just going for black or stone Hobbs have an exquisite moss-green shade that will make you stand out this winter. Featuring all the details you would expect from a trench – the Persephone has a contemporary feel about it with the bold colour and the length falling below the knee.
So I have covered modern, oversized and classic – but one of my favourite trends this winter has to be the pink explosion and Hobbs has the Lacey, an oversized and loose-fitting style that keeps it feminine with the vibrant Orchid hue and dropped shoulders. With ankle grazing jeans, a white shirt and black pointy heels this coat will not only look incredible but keep you warm.
So which Hobbs coat is your favourite? I think the Lacey is getting my vote – but the Persephone is a close second.
[Blog post in collaboration with Hobbs]