For much of the year in Melbourne, where I live, the climate is temperate and a cardigan or jacket is enough outerwear.
But there are times of the year when you need a coat to keep out the cold winds!
How to Choose a Coat Colour
If you are someone who wants only one coat then look for a coat in a colour similar to your hair colour. This is called a hair enhancer and as we always wear our hair, then a coat in a similar colour will work with whatever you’re wearing it with. It’s the easiest colour to choose! By choosing a colour that blends well with your hair colour, your coat will automatically be in your ideal value and so compliment your appearance.
Alternatively, if you want a coat that isn’t in a neutral colour, consider a colour that is opposite to your hair colour – this is called a hair intensifier.
- Blonde – violet or purple
- Brunette – Blue
- Auburn – Green
Here are 4 things you need to know before you buy a winter coat as these can be quite an investment.
When You Don’t Need a Coat
Jackets are a great way of adding that 3rd piece. Their structure and design can cover what lies beneath. Waistcoats are another 3rd piece option. You can also express your personality through your jackets.
Here are more tips on finding a flattering jacket to work with your features.