The duster coat- warm enough to protect against the harsh Irish winters, light enough to throw over any outfit, and practicably stylish. No longer just worn by the likes of Sherlock Holmes, but found upon celebrities like Kylie Jenner and fashion bloggers galore. Gone are the Autumn/Winters of the mac, or the duffle. A/W 2014 brings a rise in heating bills, hot chocolate sales, and the duster coat. First seen on the catwalks of Chanel this year, the duster coat is about to bring the Winter coat into a new era.
Lucky enough for us, they're currently every where on the high street. With so many colours and patterns to choose from, I personally can't decide which one I like best! I picked up a vintage Quin & Donnelly one a few months ago for a mere €3- I must have the power of trend forecasting engraved in my mind. If vintage isn't your thing, Topshop, New Look and River Island all have stylish offerings for very reasonable prices. Not only that, but a good coat will last you for years!
Not sure if you can pull it off? Think again! The trusty duster can be worn with simple jeans and a tee, or thrown over a mini skirt and heeled sandals. Choose a basic colour if you're looking for a staple item, or a brighter pattern if you're not afraid to stand out. Either way, the duster coat is most certainly my favourite trend this season, and I can't wait for those colder days to arrive so I can dig mine out!
Will you be rocking a duster coat this season?