January – believed to be the most depressing month of the year. After the hype and celebrations surrounding Christmas and New Year, many are left feeling a little subdued. After all, January usually brings with it the first day of work after a long and relaxing holiday, the winter blues and a bank account a little less healthy than it was before the festivities.
However, there are certain elements that make this month a little more appealing. For one, this is when the sales begin! Instead of paying full price your favourite attire, you can often pick up an abundance of threads for a fraction of their original value. Hitting the sales and investing in a new winter coat is certainly one way to brighten up those dull days.
Womens coats are very much in this season, with designers choosing a more diverse style for 2014. Patterns range from stylish to seductive, whilst faux fur has taken on an entirely new form and now comes in a variety of vivid hues, including everything from deep blue to bright orange.
As well as fur, tweed is also making a comeback for 2014 and boasts a timeless, elegant and stylish design; especially when worn in the shape of a winter coat complete with a fur collar.
Tartan, squares and checks are other popular styles, especially when it comes to winter coat collections. They now come in a wide range of different colours so instead of opting for the traditional red and green hues you can choose anything from purples and oranges to blacks and blues.
A brightly coloured coat is certain to brighten your mood, whilst also keeping negativity at bay.
If you often walk to work, walk the dog or head to the local supermarket by foot, slipping into an oversized, warm and cosy winter coat is a must. In fact, such a style is sometimes the only thing encouraging us to leave the house.
Thankfully, there are a number of oversized coat designs available today, many of which include on-trend padded shoulders and shorter styles in a range of different shades and patterns. When wearing such a style, it’s wise to don a larger coat with skinny jeans, pumps or slim-line boots.
Wearing bulky clothes on both your bottom half and your top half will likely take the emphasis away from your new coat!