Even though it is officially spring, it isn't quite time to hang up your winter coat just yet, in fact it may be the best time to invest in a new statement coat to get you through the freezing temperatures of March. Nothing makes a statement quite like a tartan coat.
Take that completely black and boring outfit and throw on a tartan coat to transform yourself into an eye-catching style expression. Tartan coats have been spotted all over the streets of New York, London, Paris and Milan over the course of fashion month, providing you with lots of inspiration on how to wrap up warm and look good at the same time.
ScotlandShop offer three different styles of tartan coat; The Kate Coat, The Longline Tartan Jacket and The Tartan Trench Coat. Each of these coats is available from stock in a a few tartans but far more interestingly you can have yours tailor made in any one of over 500 tartans. If you want to make a bold statement in your coat your chosen tartan should be loud and rebellious like MacMillan Old Ancient
, Thompson Red Modern
or Bruce of Kinnaird Ancient
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MacMillan Old Ancient, Thompson Red Modern and Bruce of Kinnaird[/caption]
Of course you could always go for a more muted and subtle tartan if you don't want to be quite such a show off. Black Watch Modern
, Isle of Skye
or Patriot Modern
would all be good choices to allow you to demonstrate a little Scottish heritage in a subtle way.
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Patriot Modern, Isle of Skye and Black Watch Modern[/caption]
The Kate Coat
This beautiful coat was inspired by Kate Middleton, designed after our favourite Royal and style icon was spotted numerous times sporting a Black Watch dress coat. The Kate Coat is extremely flattering for any figure, slim through the bust with double breasted detail, fitted at the waist and flaring out over the hips to accentuate your shape.
This style of coat is easy to wear and completely versatile so you can add your own personal twist and style. Perfect for an evening out paired with a little black dress and stiletto heels or alternatively great with jeans and a pair of boots. If you wanted to mimic Kate's look then opt for Black Watch Modern
or choose your family tartan to give the coat a sentimental touch.
Longline Tartan Jacket
The longline jacket has a relaxed silhouette meaning it will suit all figures and is ideal for wrapping up warm or wearing open on warm spring days. Have your coat tailored so it is super fitted or opt for a larger size so you can follow the on trend oversized style, either way this jacket will make a bold statement.
The Longline Jacket looks great paired with a slogan t-shirt, jeans and trainers for a really casual look. For evenings out and a striking look go minimalist and glam.
Tartan Trench Coat
The trench coat never goes out of fashion due it's simple style and extra detailing including buttons, contrast lining and shoulder panels. If you had your eye on this years fashion weeks around the world you will have noticed that tartan trench coats were by far the most popular and therefore a definite must have for your wardrobe.
The trench coat is so versatile it can be worn with almost any outfit. Bella Hadid shows us how to put a grungy twist on a trench coat by pairing it with Dr Martin boots and washed out jeans, but the coat would also work really well dressed down with trainers or paired with a dress and heels.
For those who really want to make an impact pairing your coat with the right accessories can do just that. Why not choose a pair of boots and bag in a key colour from your chosen tartan. Choose a minor colour from the tartan to allow this particular colour to pop, making your outfit more streamlined.
With so many different options in styles and tartan, what will you choose for your new ScotlandShop tartan coat?