You know that Christmas is fast approaching when there is a drop in the temperature making you chill as the wind blows your way. As the winter season approaches, it is time to keep your summer shirts and khaki shorts inside of your wardrobe and open up your winter wardrobe. But then, when you look at your trusted old winter coat, you realize that it now comes with a big rip that you have actually forgotten about. Having it fixed will require a lot of money on your part. So, you have decided to get a new winter coat instead. Below are a few helpful tips in shopping for a new winter coat and getting your winter wardrobe ready for the holiday season.
• Look at what others are wearing. Before buying any winter coat or winter clothing for that matter, make sure to check the latest trends for the coming winter. Seasonal trends are only there in the short term. If you must spend a good portion of your money, you have to go with winter clothes of a winter coat that will still look classy after several years. You can look at your current winter coat options by shopping around different local shops as well as online shops.
• Length and shape: These are two important characteristics when looking for the right style of winter coat for you. You have to know how tall you are so you know what style suits you best. Be familiar with your body shape as well as your personal style. A-line coats are great for women with pear shape. You can go with a belt and coat covering if you have an hourglass figure. Moreover, a dressing gown style of coat works well for women who are more on the plus size. If you will be wearing a skirt inside of your coat, make sure its length is a few inches higher than the bottom portion of your skirt. Another option will be to choose a short jacket that will stop at your waistline. Before buying anything, you have to see for yourself what kind of winter coat style will suit you best.
If you want to stand out from the crowd, going with a bright red coat can be a good choice. However, keep in mind that since you will be spending most of your time using such a coat, you need to pair your bold coat with a bold attitude. When you go with a bright color coat, you have to make sure that it will not clash with the other outfits that are present in your wardrobe. Find a color that will look good on you no matter what and will complement your style. Do not be swayed to wear what everyone is wearing in Milan or Paris. If you are not there, then your color choice is yours and not theirs.
While most coats will look great on a mannequin or a magazine model, you need to understand that you are neither while shopping for winter clothes. In terms of body alone, yours is very much different and more real. By following the above mentioned rules in terms of color, shape, and length, all you are left to do is to fit the coat yourself. In this way, you will know if it really fits you and will look good on you.