That Check Coat!
This season's workhorse piece is here. Baes! Get in line, so we can introduce you to The. Check. Coat. Forget everything else on your payday wishlist: feast your eyes on 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 palette and purse-friendly price tag ($46) , it doesn’t get better than this. We talked with five of London’s top fashion editors to get the deets on their transitional style hacks, and they didn’t let us down.
Clashing prints are an emerging key new trend, so it's inevitable that checks will be a big part of that look this fall. Hannah Banks-Walker, Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor at The Pool told us "I've become obsessed with check prints. I like how versatile they are – they look dressy when you need them to, and I'm a fan of how chic they can look with clashing patterns." Laura Puddy, Style 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."
Want something super-easy to update your everyday wardrobe? Freelance Style Editor Maxine Eggenberger thinks this is just the piece for you: "I’ll be throwing this coat over my jeans and tees for an effortlessly pulled together look," while Fabulous magazine's Fashion Director Tracey Lee Sayer suggests mixing it up by "styling it with a denim jumpsuit, a berry bag and white boots to give it some edge."
And the best part? It's oh-so versatile, as freelance Fashion Stylist Chloe Forde confirms: "I love that this coat will work for days where I’m pushing my son on the swings in the morning but need to rush to a styling meeting in the afternoon!"
Wanna get shopping for your winter wardrobe, but don’t want to peak too early? Here's our top hack: Invest now in one piece that will work through the whole season.