Tracking Down The Perfect Coat For Bonfire Night

With bonfire night just around the corner, my thoughts have turned to finding a great looking coat. One that is stylish, yet practical. Most importantly I need a coat that will keep me lovely and warm no matter what. It is all too easy to get chilled to the bone when you spend a couple of hours standing around on Bonfire Night.
I started my search with JD Williams. They are a big firm that sells coats and other warm weather clothing for the whole family. So, their website is a good place to get a feel for what is in fashion and start to put together outfit ideas.

Getting Your Look Right
When you buy a coat, you want to be sure that it is the right one for you. They are not cheap and the chances are that you will need to wear it virtually every day. So, you really do not want to make the wrong decision.
By all means take a look at what is fashionable, but, be careful not to get carried away and buy a coat simply because it is on trend. You need to work out whether it fits in with most of the clothes you already own.
For example, ask yourself how will it look when you wear it with jeans? Does it work with the winter boots you have already bought? To do this you need to think about color-coordination as well as styling.
A Good Fit
Naturally, you need to get the fit right. The best way to do this is to follow these instructions and measure yourself before you go shopping. That is the case whether you plan to buy your coat online or from a physical shop.
When you try your coat on, it is a good idea to do so when you are wearing what you would normally wear on a very cold day or night. You need to be wearing enough layers to test whether you still have enough freedom of movement. Once you are sure it fits, remove a couple of layers and try your coat on again. You want to make sure that it still hangs well and looks nice.
Check The Care Label
It is also wise to think about how easy your coat is going to be to keep clean. Buying a light-colored coat can be OK, but you have to bear in mind that you will need to have this type of jacket dry cleaned more often. If you are on a tight budget, or do not have a spare coat to wear while it is at the cleaners buying a darker coloured coat would be a better idea.
Other Bonfire Night Must Haves
OK, so that is your coat sorted out. If you would like a quick reminder of what else you will need to be ready for bonfire night, all you need to do is to click here, to read that article.

*This is a collaborative post

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