The coat edit!

Coats! Every winter we need them, but this season coats are more than just a necessity, they’re a trend! So, the coat edit we have prepared for you showcases just a few of the HUNDREDS of coats out there this winter.

From boyfriend, to duster, to slouchy, to belted, to pea, to trench – you name it, this year you can buy it. The brands have gone coat mad. So, for this coat edit, we’ve piacked a few of our favourite stores and tried to whittle their massive range of coats down to a handful from each.

Let’s start with French Connection, who have coats to die for this winter. This coat edit was tough, but we plumped for seven we adored. French Connection have a mix of fun and serious, from belted to check and boyfriend shapes. Pink features in most of our stores coat edits. Once again it’s the colour to be seen in. And we couldn’t resist this pink marshmallow fluff coat!

French Connection coat editClockwise, from top left: Blue check coat, £190, pale blue, £225, pink fluffy coat, £195, gold military style coat, £195, dark green boyfriend coat, £170, fur trimmed coat, £145, pink zipped and belted coat, £250, all French Connection

BHS have kept things quite safe and traditional with their coats. Our coat edit picked out a gorgeous red belted number though, that would brighten up any winter day. And we love the oversized check and cosy fake fur.

coat edit 2014 bhsClockwise, from top left: Pink check, £65, fake fur, £70, red belted, £60, Dorothy Perkins blue boyfriend, 65, faux shearling, £80, collarless boucle, £65, all BHS

H&M are winning the coat battle hands down. They have SO many to choose from. Our coat edit was tough, but we plumped for gorgeous belted coats, quirky cocoon shaped quilted, loose fake furs, and a gorgeous classic camel overcoat.coat edit H&MClockwise, from top left: Camel coat, £59.99, red belted, £99.99, cream quilted, £89.99, black belted, £69.99, pink belted, £79.99, fake fur, £69.99, white overcoat, £59.99, navy long belted, £99.99, all H&M

White Stuff offered a simple coat edit, with a few styles – a retro checked double breasted coat was our absolute favourite.


white stuff coat editClockwise,from top left: Textured velvet coat, £110, navy velvet, £95, moleskin coat, £95, check, £120, all White Stuff

JOY have kept their coat selection very vintage and retro this season. We wanted to put so many more in our edit! We love the fur trims, we adore the bold colours.

coat edit 2014 joyClockwise,from top left: Red fur trimmed duffle, £125, pink fur-trimmed, £125, green overcoat, £125, black fur trimmed, £75, mustard overcoat, £125, check fur-trimmed, £125, blue funnel neck, £125, all JOY

Debenhams have plenty of coats to choose from – all shapes, all styles, all colours. From bright striped fake furs, to fluffy fabrics, they have lots of coats in the stylish boyfriend shape that’s a key look this winter.

coat edit debenhamsClockwise, from top left: Red Herring curly fur pale blue, £60, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson pink boyfriend coat, £110, Red herring cream fake fur, £79,Star by Julien Macdonald striped fake fur, £82, Betty Jackson deep green boyfriend coat,  £99, Red herring orange boyfriend coat, £65, RJR.John Rocha overcoat, £150, all Debenhams

And over at New Look they also have plenty of the boyfriend shape, as well as lots of checks, some timeless leopard print and a brilliant long black duster coat.

coat edit 2014 new lookClockwise from top left: Long black duster coat, £34.99, wool blend check coat, £79.99, fake leopard print fur, £44.99 (was £54.99), unlined yellow coat, £34.99, grey long check, £44.99, purple green check boyfriend coat, £64.99, camel fur-trimmed coat, £59.99, black and white checked coat, £64.99, all New Look

We hope our coat edit helps you choose the right coat – or two – for the winter ahead!

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction

the pink coat – three ways

In this little blog series, we’re going to take an Autumn Winter trend, and show you how to wear it  – three ways. This week, the pink coat.

Three Ways with pink coat

Being on trend is all very well, but getting more wear out of your on-trend piece is better. Its all about being clever with the pieces you buy, and seeing how they can be adapted for various occasions. This week, the pink coat  – for walking the dog, date night and a winter christening.

This is how we would style this lovely dusky pink coat from Red Herring @ Debenhams (£70) for those three occasions. If you buy one pink item this Autumn winter make it a pink coat. The pink coat is THE winter coat to be seen in this year. Debenhams have quite a few on offer; this one, one from John Rocha, one from Betty Jackson Black and a bold pink one from Jonathan Saunders Edition, if you prefer something brighter.

1. A Winter Christening

pink coat christening

A Winter christening doesn’t mean you have to wrap up in dark colours, not when the pink coat is an option this season! Team it with a lovely floral dress, pink accessories in different shades of pink, and brighten up the baby’s big day!

Clockwise, from left: floral dress, £120, French Connection, the pink coat, pink velvet flower fascinator, £80, Top Hat by Stephen Jones @ Debenhams, pink zip detail shoe, £110, French Connection, pink leather bag, £49.99, H&M

2. Date Night

Pink Coat Dinner date three waysContrast the soft tones of the pink coat with an on-trend berry shade – this striped jersey dress will make a statement on date night! Mix it up with dalmation print shoes, and a clashing gold beaded bag, for a fun ensemble.

Clockwise, from top left: gold beaded bag, £24.99, New Look, berry and black striped dress, £20, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS,  the pink coat, dalmation print shoe, £24.99, New Look

3. Walking The Dog

pink coat dog walkDon’t be wearing the pink coat walking the dog if you are going striding through the fields. But, if your dog is of the smaller variety, no harm in dressing up to take Fido out for a stroll now, is there?!

Clockwise, from left: skinny jeans, £29.99, H&M, textured wooly hat, £14.95, GAP, the pink coat, suede boots, £74.95, GAP, fern print Angora sweater, £70, French Connection

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions