It is cold, very cold. Right now, we really are in the depths of winter. Only a fool would go out without wearing or taking a good coat or jacket with them.
If you do not own one yet, it is worth going online and visiting sites like jdwilliams.co.uk to pick out one for yourself. I suggest that you shop online for a coat largely because this makes it easier to find a good deal. Coats are expensive items, so if you find one that is 10 to 40% cheaper than normal you will end up saving yourself quite a bit of money.
Here are a few tips to help you to select the one that is right for you. They are written with shopping online in mind.
Check out the trends
Most of us want to look fashionable. So, it is worth doing a little research to find out what is in vogue before you go shopping. This article is a great place to find out what you need to know.
Make a note of the styles and cuts you like the look of. As you do also think about how practical that particular type of coat and jacket is likely to be for you. Here are the main things you need to consider.
Will it be warm enough?
Top of the list is how warm it will be. Your coat or jacket needs to be thick enough to keep the worst of the wind off of you. Ideally, you want to be able to button it up high enough to cover your neck is covered.
Will this coat or jacket keep you dry as well?
Most coats will tick the warmth box, but, not all of them will keep you completely dry. If all you need to do is to wear it for the walk between your car, home and workplace you might get away with buying a coat that is not waterproof. But, if you commute or are likely to have to walk any distance, buying a coat that will keep you bone dry even in heavy rain is essential.
Does it have enough pockets?
You need to make sure that you have somewhere to stow important items like your keys, cash and phone. The pockets need to be located in the right place too, so that you can easily get your keys or phone out.
Will it fit in with the rest of your wardrobe?
Ideally, you want a coat that will fit in well with the clothes that you already own. At the very least, think about how it will look when worn with your boots.
How easy is it to keep clean?
It is important to choose a coat that will not show the dirt too much. You do not want to have to put your coat into the dry cleaners halfway through the winter. If you have to do that you will have no coat to use for a week or so.
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