How to choose the right winter jacket for your outfit

How to choose the right winter jacket for your outfit

Finding the perfect jacket for your outfit is not an easy task. With so many different cuts, lengths, and styles to choose from, the options are endless.

Your coat can make or break your outfit, but how do you know which jacket is going to match your new favourite pair of jeans or if it's even going to look good on your body type?

How can you get a jacket that not only does the job of keeping you warm and dry in the Irish winter, but also adds to your outfit?

Today we're going to show you how you can choose the best winter jacket for your outfit.

What types of jackets are there?

When somebody says jacket, what comes into your head?Is it that gorgeous leather jacket you got on sale a couple of years ago, or is it your wonderfully warm winter coat you got gifted last Christmas?

Before we get on to choosing the right coat for your outfit, it’s best to run through some of the choices you have.

Here are the five most popular types of jackets everyone should have in their wardrobe.

1. Leather jackets

Leather jackets are stylish, warm, and they're always going to be in fashion. Who doesn't love the cool, edgy look that only comes with a leather jacket?

Leather is so versatile too. You can keep it casual or dress it up. Effortlessly stylish,they’re the ideal jacket to wear when the weather isn’t too bad.

Leather jackets come in so many different options, and they all look great. Whether you want a button-up, zip-up, or belted leather jacket, there’s a style suitable for everyone.

You can get leather jackets in brown, red, grey, blue, yellow, and even green. Of course, the staple colour of choice is black - it goes with everything!

So if you're looking for a jacket that can be added to almost any outfit, then we'd suggest definitely having a leather jacket in your wardrobe - who doesn't want to feel like a rockstar from time to time?

2. Puffer jackets

If you're looking to stay warm on long winter walks or while taking a stroll around the Christmas markets, then we'd recommend getting your hands on a toasty puffer jacket.

Traditionally filled with down insulation, these jackets are the ideal choice for anybody who's looking to stay cosy (and stylish) even in the middle of an Irish winter.

As puffer jackets have become insanely popular, and with so many on the market, not all of them are designed to take on winter temperatures - but here at Geoghegans, we only stock the best puffer jackets.

3. Quilted jackets

A jacket that keeps you warm but keeps you looking stylish all at the same time is hard to come by, but quilted jackets do the job pretty well.

Quilted jackets are long, fashionable jackets perfect for the autumn chill in the weeks before the real harsh winters set in. You know, that time of the year when your puffer jacket is too heavy, and your leather jacket just isn't warm enough.

The perfect choice to stay fashionable in the fall, a lovely quilted jacket is the ideal addition to your wardrobe.

4. Bomber jackets

The bomber jacket has been keeping us snug and dry since the second world war!

Now you can get bomber jackets in all kinds of materials, colours, and patterns, but they still remain one of the most popular jackets on the market.

Bomber jackets are ideal for the 'cold' summers we have in Ireland. You know that time when it's meant to be summer, but there's still a chill in the air? Perfect bomber jacket weather.

5. Parka jackets

Parka jackets are perfect for staying warm through a frozen winter. If you're going to get the possibility of snowfall and the guarantee of hail, then a parka jacket is something that should already be in your wardrobe.

What's excellent about parkas is they're always full of useful features like deep pockets and comfy hoods, and they're equipped to take on just about any weather!

Probably the most popular jacket to have because not only are they waterproof but they also look really stylish.

More than just a simple raincoat, if you don't have a parka in your collection of coats, then you’re missing out.

How to choose the right jacket for your outfit

Okay, okay, we've gone through some of the most popular types of jackets and why they're amazing, so how do you choose the right one for your outfit?

The best way to find the perfect jacket for your outfit is to consider your own body shape.

What’s your body shape?

A good coat should be three things:

  • Warm
  • Stylish
  • Flattering

Choosing the right jacket for your outfit has to look good with you too!

There's a new coat trend every season, but that doesn't mean that what’s hot right now is the right jacket for you.

Here are a few tips to take into consideration when choosing a jacket for your body shape.

  • Hourglass: Get a jacket that gently skims your curves. If you choose a coat that's too boxy, it won't feel or look good on you. Jackets with belts are an excellent choice for anybody with an hourglass figure as they can highlight and define your waist. Don't get a jacket that ends at your waist, as this will only make your hips look more prominent.
  • Pear-Shaped: Getting a jacket that helps elongate your legs and show off your shoulders is the perfect choice for anybody with a pear-shaped body. This will draw attention away from your hips and give you a more ‘hourglass’ look.
  • Apple-Shaped: The best choice for a jacket that goes well with an apple-shaped individual is one that keeps attention away from your waist. Choose a roomy style jacket that holds the attention on your legs.
  • Rectangle: If you're a tall person, you're one of the lucky ones because you have the height to pull off any jacket. You'll be able to wear styles of jackets that are usually hard to pull off for other body shapes - so go ahead and choose whatever you like!

Once you've got a jacket you feel comfortable in, it's time to choose the colours and materials that complement your outfit.

If you need some help finding the ideal jacket to go with your outfit, we can help.

Take a look at our range of jackets and coats today. If you'd like a professional opinion on what looks good, feel free to pop into our store and get some advice from our talented team.