My Instagram has been covered in teddy coats throughout December, and I have a feeling with a slight nod to the seventies seen on the runways for S/S18, that they’ll be coming back for 2018. Teddy coats are not going anywhere fast and for that I am grateful. As this is one trend that is also a very practical one. They keep you nice and warm, without comprising on style!
With Chloe, Miu Miu and Dries Van Noten leading the seventies trend, take inspiration and wear with floaty dresses and ankle boots to fully fulfil the trend. However, teddy coats are also the perfect solution to add interest to a casual outfit- I like to wear mine with jeans and a plain jumper for the perfect low-key weekend look.
Let’s be honest temperatures in England are still nowhere near that summer heat we’re all craving so, there’s still a chance to get in on the teddy coat trend! For me, it’s never too late to jump on a trend, especially one that keeps you warm.
There are so many reasons as to why you still need a teddy coat in your wardrobe- Here are my top 5.
1 YOU CAN KEEP THE REST OF YOUR OUTFIT CASUAL
While Chloe begs you to wear with a floaty dress or wide leg jeans, often teddy coats are a statement piece in their own right. Which allows you to minimise your efforts with the rest of your outfit. Let your coat do all the talking and add the finishing touch.
2 STYLISH BUT OH-SO-WARM! THE MOST PRACTICAL TREND AROUND
This is one coat that does not hinder your #ootd looks in winter but elevates them all while keeping you warm. Combating those crisp mornings and freezing nights in style has never been so easy, plus it will feel like you’re wearing a dressing gown- which is always a plus!
3 THEY ARE SO VERSATILE
With so many different styles, colours, shapes and cuts there is bound to be one that suits your style along with the rest of your wardrobe. They are also SO versatile, dress them up by layering over skirts and dresses or opt for a more casual look by pairing with baggy jeans and a jumper.
4 THEY ARE A TRANSITIONAL PIECE- TAKING YOU FROM THE DEPTHS OF WINTER TO SPRING WITH EASE
Worried that it’s too late to be buying a coat? Well, you can make an exception on this one because a teddy coat can take you from winter to spring in an easy transition. If you want to stick to a more wintery feel stick with a darker shade of coat and go big! Whilst in the spring you may want to opt for a shorter style in a lighter shade.
5 THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT SHAPES, SIZES AND STYLE
The teddy coat has hit the high-street in a big way, and there is a generous selection to choose from. Which includes a magnitude of different styles and price points! So, if you’re still not fully ready to commit to the trend, why not try a shorter style in a neutral colour? Or a reversible style like the one from Zara? That way you can have the teddy coat texture on the outside, or if you aren’t feeling it change it so the suede on the outside!
Hello, I’m Samantha. A twenty-two-year-old fashion communication and promotion graduate. An avid shopper, lover of interiors and good coffee addict.