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5 reasons why you should always keep your coats. July 06 2016, 0 Comments

It’s winter in Melbourne and it’s been so cold that I’ve been wearing many of my coats.(Yes I'm a coat collector and I have a separate wardrobe full of them) It’s made me think about the importance of winter outwear.

I’ve been around long enough to know that your winter outwear is a clothing staple and that there are a handful of classical styles that keep coming back through the fashion roundabout.


Getty Images: Coloured Coat. This is a classic style that keeps coming back.

Take my Vintage French Leopard Print Coat that I wore to the Bendigo Art Gallery. It was given to me by a beautiful friend of mine in 1997 and I have worn it every year since! When I first started wearing it in the 90’s it really stood out because leopard print was so unfashionable then.That’s what made it different and I loved how it made heads turn. Now it blends in with all the other leopard print around and it actually looks so current. I will always wear this coat, firstly for sentimental reasons, it’s so classic and I just love it!


My vintage leopard print coat worn with Top Shop black jeans, Uniqlo black turtleneck, Louis Vuitton bag and Aneva Karen sunglasses.

The other coat that I pulled out of my wardrobe this season is my burgundy fur coat also bought in the 90’s. I wore it to death then, burgundy was in fashion and I was a burgundy/red girl….it looked great! Then the trends changed and I left it in my wardrobe for around 20 years! Yes I am that old :) This winter I wore my Top Shop faux swede burgundy shift dress and needed something warm to wear on top. I looked into my coat wardrobe and that burgundy coat stood out to me……tried it on. Wala…!! Amazing look! I was so pleased that I had kept it and now I’m wearing it again :)

My vintage burgundy fur coat worn with Top Shop faux swede shift dress, burgundy tights, over the knee boots and Louis Vuitton bag.

       Five reasons why you should never throw away your coats: Here they are!

  1. Coats are a staple so the styles stay on trend longer therefore it’s worth holding onto them.
  2. They are generally an expensive item so you would want to keep them.
  3. If you keep them long enough they will definitely come back into fashion and some will never go out.
  4. They will become vintage!
  5. It’s good to have a collection of different coats and jackets to go with different looks and for that moment when you can say yesss it looks good with this outfit....

My next post will be about  other styles of winter outwear that are a must for this season like the Trench Coat and the infamous Bomber Jacket....I will keep you posted! Thanks for reading and keep warm!

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