That Check Coat!
The hero item of the season has landed. Girls form an orderly queue as we introduce you to The. Check. Coat. Forget everything else on your pay day wish list and turn your attention to this. It’s time to tap into transitional dressing, and this houndstooth beauty is as chic as they come. With a rich merlot, tan and chocolate colour palette, and a purse friendly price tag of €40 – it doesn’t get better than this. We spoke to five of London’s top fashion editors to get the low down on their transitional styling tips, and they didn’t disappoint.
With clashing prints emerging as a key new trend, its inevitable that checks will form a large part of that look this autumn. Hannah Banks-Walker, Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor at The Pool told us, ‘I have become obsessed with check prints. I like how versatile they are – they look smart when they need to and I'm a fan of how chic they can look with clashing patterns.’ Laura Puddy, Stye Editor at Heat magazine, plans to keep it simple by 'caping this coat on my shoulders for easy chic, and keeping my accessories tonal for a put-together feel.’
If you want something to easily update your everyday wardrobe, freelance Style Editor Maxine Eggenberger thinks this is the item for you, ‘I’ll be slinging this coat over my jeans and t-shirts for an effortlessly pulled together ensemble’, while Fashion Director Tracey Lea Sayer suggests mixing it up by ‘styling it with a denim boiler suit, a berry coloured bag and white boots to give it a bit of edge.’
And the best bet? Its oh-so versatile as freelance Fashion Stylist Chloe Forde confirms, ‘I love that this coat will work for days where I’m pushing my daughter on the swings in the morning but need to rush to a styling meeting in the afternoon!’
If you want to start shopping for your winter wardrobe, but you don’t want to peak too early? Here's our top tip: Invest in one item now, that will see you through the whole season.