I tried to choose a range of possible candidates for my new coat, so I created 6 categories of coats and chose a representative from each. My categories are (1) patterned, (2) bright, (3) a shade or tone of my neutral color, (4) textured, (5) pastel, and (6) a complementary neutral.
In order to have a base upon which to build hypothetical outfits for my coats, I chose an outfit which is typical of what I wear this time of year. I have to give a big recommendation for these boots – I bought them about a month ago, and was able to wear them for a long walking day right out of the box! The come in 5 widths, and seven colors, and they are snazzy looking, too…
The Patterned Coat
The Bright Coat
The Shade or Tone of my Neutral Coat
The Textured Coat
The Pastel Coat
The Complementary Neutral Coat
While I was pretty sure, going into this exercise, that I would probably choose a tweed coat, looking at all of these attractive options convinced me that my initial choice was right on target. I’d really be interested in doing this exercise with a couple of other neutral colors – is anyone interested? What colors?