As we near the cold weather, I’m trying to figure out if I do need another coat (I don’t think I do, but every season I seem to give in to a new one), before all the nice pieces fly off the racks. I like to pay the proper attention to a coat, because I think what you really really need in winter is a good coat and a good pair of boots. And you can not compromise when it comes to these. Plaid has been back in the limelight for a while now, although it never goes out of style for me, and this season isn’t short of amazing checked outerwear. It’s chic and comfortable, a look I think we all aim for in the cold months. And if you otherwise stay away from print mixing, a checked coat can transmit the right opposite message, even if the rest of your outfit is monochromatic and of a strict simplicity. It can easily change the mood of your look, while still keeping it flawless and classic.
Here are some favourite options for a checked coat. I have a crush on this country-meets-chic Zara jacket in red, black and white. Red is a colour I would love to wear more often, but a red coat would be too much for me, so this is exactly what I was looking for to offset an all black look.
I wish you a wonderful weekend!
photos: Laurent Humbert for Madame Figaro, September 2013 (coats from the Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 collections: 1-Jil Sander / 2-Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane / 3-Stella McCartney / 4-Tommy Hilfiger / 5-Ba&sh)