Every weekend, I see too many girls walking to their next event, party, bar, restaurant, date, dance etc. absolutely freezing. While they may look great in their minidresses, you know they must be cold. Well there's a solution to this epidemic: an evening coat. The coat doesn't have to be incredibly formal but it should be dressier than a North Face fleece. The coat can also be worn for work or for errands during the day.
This Marni coat is great because it's a neutral; the material is almost burlap and it can be worn over everything. The round collar and hidden buttons make it feel like the 50s but the overall design is fairly classic.
Read more to see what you should look for in a coat and put an end to freezing on street corners!
1. Think about buying one size up, this will ensure you can layer the coat over what you're already wearing.
2. Make sure the colour is neutral enough to be worn with everything. Camel, grey or black are safe choices. Beware of trends on an item like this. You're smart to avoid studs, complicated belts and embellished shoulders.
3. Make sure the coat hits your leg at the right place. I prefer slightly above the knee.
Don't forget to bring money for coat check!