Your style questions answered

Q. How do you wear a blanket coat? I like the idea but as a busy mum with two young children, I’m not sure it’s the most practical style.

A. Blanket coats are one of Autumn’s biggest trends and with a plethora of styles available on the high street, not to mention length, texture and print options, there should be one to suit you.

This style is designed to be voluminous and statement-making so think about your proportions and keep the rest of your outfit streamlined to balance out your silhouette. A blanket coat is the ultimate layering item, so smart layering is essential; avoid using too many and the thinnest garment should be worn closest to your skin. Showing some skin – a collarbone, wrist or ankle – will keep the look feminine.

The shape is flexible so you can be creative; casually drape it over one shoulder, wear around your neck like a super-sized scarf, or use a leather belt to cinch it at the waist, thus keeping hands and arms free to control the little ones.

However you choose to wear it, embrace the trend because this season, blankets are the new coats!

Images (clockwise from top): Kimono £32, Top £45, Trousers £22, Bag £45 – all Next. Aztec blanket scarf, £25 – Miss Selfridge. Definitions Fur Collar Check Blanket Coat, £89 – Very.



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