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Mit navn er Maria og med min over ti år gamle blog, var jeg en af de første danske modebloggere. Jeg er 33 år og bor på Amager i København med min søde og dygtige kæreste, der er arkitekt. I december 2016 blev vi forældre til en lille dreng, og i marts 2019 hilste vi en datter velkommen til vores lille familie. Mine forældre er fra Vietnam, men jeg er født og opvokset på Sydfyn. Jeg er uddannet journalist fra Syddansk Universitet og arbejder på et ugeblads- og magasinforlag, men har tidligere arbejdet med kommunikation i det offentlige.
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WINTER’S 2015 FASHION STATEMENT – THE SIGNATURE COAT
WINTER’S 2015 FASHION STATEMENT – THE SIGNATURE COAT
It?s been snowing all night and it feels more than right that I finally cooked an article inspired by the Winter Wonderland that?s currently in
the making! But the thing is, the Snowy Tale had quite often in the past
turned into a Fashion Nightmare for a fashion lover like me! Even though one of my all-time favourite things to do is walk around the park with the snow coming down, I’ve always found it incredibly
difficult finding winter pieces that would fit my petite figure without making
me look like a fluffy baby bear that?s just made its way out of the zoo. And quite unfortunately for me, when it comes to winter outfits, it?s precisely the coat that matters the most.
So, with time I’ve learned to keep a few things in mind before I hit the stores all hyped up to
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Think Cut: I know how luring it might be to lay your hands on a trendy coat, without really giving much thought to whether it would complement your body, rather than overwhelm it. If you?re also petite, then I suggest you restrain yourself from wearing coats that are oversized and shapeless? You don?t want to disappear in tons of wool, right? Rather go for a short peplum coat (as I did), a mid-length trench, or a cape coat (the latter looks best combined with stilettos (here)) which would both underline your waist and add some height to your figure.
If you?re taller, then good news! You’re lucky to be able to choose among the wide range of coats that are offered in store – be it oversized, full-length, or furry ones. Just bear in mind that what matters the most is getting a piece that flatters rather than conceals the parts of your body you feel most confident with.
Actually, a case in point would be the favourite faux fur coat! And if you?ve seen any of my previous fashion related posts (here; here) I?m pretty sure you?re aware of my not-so-secret obsession with them. However, no matter how much I?d like to rock a long-sleeved faux-fur coat, I?d never ever even think of leaving my flat dressed up in one, as that’s the piece of clothing which makes me look like a cute ball of fur. Not a flattering look you might be guessing.
Aw, and one more thing! The often dismissed: Face shape! That?s something that we hardly ever think about when it comes to choosing our clothes. However, especially, when it comes to jackets you should really consider which neckline suits you face shape the most. For example, I try to avoid wearing coats with overly structured turtleneck collars, as they tend to accentuate on my square jawline. That’s why I’d rather go for coats with hoods, that are much more relaxed around the neck and soothe the shape of my face.
Well, that?s a tricky one especially when it comes to statement winter jackets! If you?re going for a signature piece and you?ve already stocked your wardrobe with some basic pieces in colours that could be combined with pretty much everything you wear (beige, white, black, nude) then it’s time for you to go a bit wilder and treat yourself with a statement piece that would be speaking loud enough by itself. However, if you?re still on the hunt of a coat that you?d be able to rock all the time – then go for the basic colour and shape first and only then treat yourself with a signature piece. Also, think facial complexion! I was actually quite surprised to find out that yellow suited me, as usually the lighter shades of the colour make me look… well, bluntly put, sick. You’re probably aware that yellow goes better with skin with pink undertones. However, in this case the yellow was a bit darker with an autumnish feel to it, which, as it turns out, looks good on me. Actually, in case you wonder, the coat I’m wearing is by ESSA TAU , an independent designer from Bulgaria. Jointly with her friend NICOLLETT, they opened an amazing store Downtown – Boutique Room 11. As I instantaneously fell in love with their designs, I’d be showing you snaps from the boutique opening in a few days time and reviewing both of their collections.
Think Timeless: Winter coat are one of those things that can be worn over and over again, winter after winter ? only if you’re smart enough to buy a timeless piece.
Think that way, even though a statement coat is something that every fashionista should own, prior to obtaining one you should first get a piece that you would be able to wear no matter the occasion. So mission one – find a coat that goes well both with a casual and dressy outfit. Does the price matter? Well, especially when it comes to winter coats, unfortunately, the higher the price usually means the higher the quality. Don’t worry there are also some good news: even though you will be spending a bit more on your winter coat now, you’d be able to wear it over a longer period of time. So, in this sense it’s much wiser investing in a basic, timeless coat that would become your key piece for winter… actually for quite a lot of winters.
When it comes to purchasing a statement coat, however, that’s an entirely different story! The signature winter jacket is something you’d be wearing only once in a while, and I’m pretty sure that the moment it goes out of fashion, you’d probably ditch it linger in the darkest section of your closet. Then the price doesn?t really matter. Just go for the quirkiest seasonal piece that would do the talking for you!
Below I?ve added photos that feature some great winter coats which might give you some idea for the type of coats you should be looking for this season.
MISS SELFRIDGE PEPLUM HEM COAT (HERE)WAREHOUSE LUXE FAUX FUR COAT (HERE)