The Sunday Sun – 08.10.2006

Dazzled by the brights.

By Claire Briston, The Sunday Sun.

 
 
 

With the nights drawing in and that autumn chill in the air, this week we focus on the all-important winter coat.

Just because the colder weather is becoming more frequent, it doesn’t mean that you have to revert to dull blacks. Cheer up your wardrobe with some vibrant colour that is awash on the high street this season.

With yellow, purple and vibrant red you really can stand out in the crowd this winter.

Topshop is always quick off the mark and has a fantastic range of functional, yet fashion-led coats available now. Their acid yellow coat is an absolute must-have as the 1960s trend continues this season.

Left - 1950s-style coat £90, from Warehouse. Roll neck £35, from French Connection. Leather bag £70, from Topshop. Right - Black ribbed coat £160, from French Connection. Jumper-dress £50, from Warehouse. Cord cap £12, from Oasis. Scarf £16, grey tights £6, both from Topshop. Crocs boots £34.99, from Office.

 

If you prefer a tamer coat, then take a peak at the bow detail fitted one with cropped sleeves which is also available in cerise. Just like the shorter coral, caped jacket, this one is perfect for those milder days.

If you just want a simple cosy coat you will be able to team with anything, then how about the black ribbed design from French Connection? It’s functional, smart and perfect for brightening up with accessories.

Or you could head to Warehouse for one of their 1950s-style coats. To jazz up a plain one, add a splash of colour with a thick leather belt, like the teal one featured.

Oasis and Topshop have a great collection of woolly hats and berets. Oasis stock their design with a detachable brooch, so you can show it off on your hat or pin it to your cardigan.

Be ultra chic and very Kate Moss this winter with some vibrant gloves or quirky mitts. They’re eye-catching and extremely practical!

Left - 1960s-style coat £95, from Topshop. Red woollen hat £12, from Warehouse. Purple tights £6, red bag £22, both from Oasis. Crocs boots £34.99, from Office. Right - blue bow-detail coat £95, fuchsia footless tights £5, both from Topshop. Pink jumper £35, from Warehouse.

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