Its August, the sun is out, crops tops are on (at home) and this is possibly the best time to hunt for that perfect AW coat. The show stopper that makes every outfit, a piece you can dress up and down. And why? Because the shops are filling with them, and by the time you think its acceptable to purchase your second skin when the leaves have fallen, it will be too late. Your winter wonderland vision will be crushed by ‘sold out’ signs, and snooty shop assistants mocking ‘it was uber limited, you wont find it anywhere’. We need to be those snooty women, we need to have that sold out number. It’s also a great way to stop yourself from buying pieces that don’t go and therefore just sit in your wardrobe with the tags on. Deciding on the coat first will then have you forever matching to that theme, ensuring your winter wardrobe is a complete mix and match dream.
WHO ARE YOU THIS AW
So first of all you need to decide who you are going to be next seasons. What look are you going for? I’m super into the 70’s vibe, I want to be a 70’s Cher. Chic and hippie. But theres military style via Isabel Marant? Bohemian crochet with JW Anderson, and keep it pvc sleek like Yves Saloman.
This is the one purchase where it is acceptable to bring out the credit cards. Its a purchase that you will be wearing everyday for almost 5 months. It will keep you warm while traveling over Christmas, and battling those boxing day sales. It will also be a piece that you bring out every year, if bought right. Furs will never go down in price, and a clean classic will always be your go to even 10 years from now. But if you are going for that limited piece, thats a little out there, do some research because you may be able to sell it when you get a little bored, and even maybe make some money on it. Search Vestiaire, I shop and sell on it.