Winter is here!!!

Fashion & lifestyle blogger and Exeter University student, Tosin Akande, shows us some of her favourite winter trends and items she’s lusting after…

It’s no news that winter is finally creeping in, we can all sadly feel the biting chills of it. For many of us, it only means one thing, it’s that time to invest in a quality yet fashionable winter coat. Trust me this can be a hassle, and the expeditious trends don’t make it better. But as that’s almost my job now (to analyse new trends & styles), I can spare you surfing the net all week or spending a hefty chunk of that student loan on buying a bad coat that you might have to wear up until June.

1) Pink Coat- This has to be my favourite. I’m not a big fan of dull, gloomy coloured winter coats, i mean, isn’t the weather gloomy enough?! I’m excited the pink coat is trending, as it’s a bold & statement piece yet leaves you looking effortlessly chic. It’s the easiest way to pull off that “I’m just naturally stunning and I don’t need to try too hard” look.

 Zara £79.99

2) Parkas- They’re a must have for every winter season. If you’re thinking of investing in a long, trend lasting coat, Parkas are the way forward. I doubt they will ever be out of trend especially for students. But I should throw in some caution, if you are not petite enough to look cute in them, I suggest you forget them and look up other winter coverings. I’m not even trying to throw shade at plump girls, as I myself have restrained from buying them.
                 Boohoo, £45
3) Trench coats – Either for those perfect romantic evenings or adding a feminine & classy touch to the grunge styled ripped jeans, trench coats are the classics for every winter!
(I’m sorry I promised to keep this post simply high street, but how can I talk about trench coats without referencing Burberry? That would be plain rude)
4) Leather Jacket – “Leather jackets are the holy grail of the fashion world, and quite frankly, go with literally everything”  I don’t even think that quote is a hyperbole. As much as I can’t guarantee that they will be able to keep you warm in January, leather jackets are able to make even the simplest outfits look sophisticated & edgy.
(I love this Karen Millen leather jacket on Asos, so chic …effortlessly chic!)
5)Boxy (tartan or checked) coats- Now, don’t act like you weren’t expecting this. Tartan tops, skirts, scarves, etc have littered our shops literally. It’s no surprise that tartan patterned coat is one of the biggest trends this winter.

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