Wintery wonders

by Emma Nolan

Penneys Coat €40; denim jacket €40; jeans €21; shoes €21; socks €2.50

Penneys Tie-sleeve coat €40

New Look waterfall jacket €50

River Island Coat €100

THERE has been a noticeable drop in the temperature this week – and while we might be in store for in Indian summer yet, it’s time to start thinking about coats and jackets for Autumn.
Even if you’re not ready to face the end of summer, the more pragmatic shoppers among us know it’s time to start mentally shopping for a coat to see us through the next few months – and shopping for THE new winter coat is one of the highlights of the shopping year.
After all, it’s something you’re going to be wearing most, if not, every day for a lot of the year (especially if it’s a big investment), so it has to be interesting enough that you don’t get sick of it, but classic enough so it goes with the rest of your wardrobe.
Last Winter’s trends are still hanging on this year, courtesy of puffers and faux fur (although faux is forever a major coat trend). Trenches and shearling styles will be everywhere and in perhaps what is this season’s gingham craze, grey and black check dominates.
It seems as though what gingham was to Spring/Summer, grey check is to Autumn/Winter.
The shops haven’t yet started stocking new season coats, but keep an eye online and be prepared to take the plunge when the day comes, soon.

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