As the weather cools down  it’s time to think about womens winter coats! A great coat is an essential element of your style in cold weather and it’s one of the most important buying decisions you will make this season. A good coat can truly elevate your style and will make an entrance and leave an impression. Plus, you will wear it many times over the season. Enough good reasons to buy a really good one! Let’s explore how to choose a coat and select the right one for your style!

Finding a proper winter coat is a lot like dating. Finding something worth fully committing to for a few months solid requires playing the field, knowing what you like, and sometimes a little bit of luck.

Wool coats will keep you warm while adding a chic, classy element to a modern wardrobe. Given their timelessness, they’ll be wearable for years to come, too. Wool has been used as a clothing material throughout the history of humankind. Despite the arrival of more complex synthetic clothing materials, wool has survived the test of time as it continues to be used in the modern world. Getting a coat made of wool can be a great way to keep warm and still look attractive throughout the years. Woolen fabric is great because it creates air pockets which facilitate natural insulation. Thus during cold weather, a woolen coat will do a great job in keeping you warm. Wool does not collect moisture, and therefore, your woolen coat will not attract molds. It is also known to repel dust. Thus, even if you suffer from allergies, asthma, or other breathing conditions, a woolen coat would be a great choice for you. Another advantage of a woolen jacket has to do with its weight and durability. Wool is a lightweight clothing fabric which is also tough and tear resistant. Its lightness makes it ideal for casual wear to maintain high levels of comfort.

LILA STYLE HOUSE – Elegant double breasted camel coat

The selection of coats on the market right now is crowded to say the least, so here are a few factors to consider before you invest in something that you’ll be wearing all season long. The essential coats will be different for each person as we all have different style personalities, lifestyles and comfort levels. You also need to determine if you want to have multiple coats or go for a one coat suits everything solution.

LILA STYLE HOUSE – Long wrap minimalist bordo coat

Some questions to ask yourself when buying a coat

Do I want something timeless or trendy?
The smaller your budget the wiser it is to choose a coat that is more timeless and classic.

Am I happy to invest in quality?
A good coat can last you several years so it is often worth it to buy one of great quality.  To determine the quality, check the lining and finishes of the coat. They are usually good indicators.

How practical does my coat need to be? 
Clearly, have the function of the coat in mind when you buy one. It’s very important to have coats that make you feel comfortable and do their job well. When you have a lot of evening events, it’s good to have at least one good 3 quarter coat that will fit well over your dresses.

LILA STYLE HOUSE – Elegant double breasted black coat

How thick does the coat need to be? 
Similar to the question above, but really consider the thickness of the coat here.

What will I wear underneath? Will it have to accommodate bulky sweaters? (very trendy this season)?Will it cover my longer skirts? Can I still wear it with a lighter jacket or blazer underneath?
Be sure to have at least one coat that easily accommodates a jacket underneath. Although it’s not necessary that your skirts are completely covered these days, you may still like to have one long coat that does as it’s a very clean and stylish look.

LILA STYLE HOUSE – Long wrap minimalist emerald coat 

LILA STYLE HOUSE – Long wrap minimalist camel coat

Do I want to make a statement or blend in? Do I dare to take a risk with a color or pattern?
Although it’s good to always have one black or very neutral coat, you don’t need three of those. I have often expressed my wish for more colorful and unusual coats. Even if you are normally a neutrals person, a colored coat would make a really good addition and fit well with all your neutral outfits. We need to brighten up those dark streets in winter, ladies!

What shape of coat should you go for?
When choosing a coat it’s good to consider your body type. Your coat should preferably sit perfectly on your shoulders, and the sleeves should stop below your wrists.

With all of that in mind, all that’s left is to actually go out and find your perfect wool winter coat. Just make sure you get something that will last for many seasons to come. Happy hunting! 🙂

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