With winter literally right around the corner, this might be the right time to invest in a coat and why not go for a toggle coat? I know, until recently we associated toggle coats with Paddington Bear, but as you know in fashion, everything comes back and so did the toggle coat. And what a comeback it is! For fall/winter 2012 toggle coats are looking very grown-up being offered in of-the-moment materials and colors. Originally an element of the Royal British Navy’s uniform during World War I, the toggle coat seems to have worked its way into virtually every fashionista’s closet and can now officially be called a trend. You could go for an edgier look with Alexander Wang’s leather version or you can stick to a more classic wool one. One thing’s for sure, there’s a style for everyone.
Still not convinced of the toggle coat? In Paris, they are everywhere and who doesn’t want a piece of Parisian chic? You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg either; many high street brands have toggle coats for under 100 Euros. Unlike what many people might think, toggle coats are no longer shapeless tents. On the contrary, often times they are centered at the waist and do a great job showing off your body shape. With their traditional rope-fastened wood toggles down the front, they are playfully casual and fun to wear. Most of these coats come with a hood to keep you warm even in the most barren weather conditions.