Trend trailblazer Rita Ora is no stranger to a standout look, and if this latest ensemble is anything to go by, she’s not letting winter get in the way of her style any time soon. Leaving London’s swish Mr Chow restaurant with her beau Ricky Hilfiger, Rita wrapped up against the chill in an oversized ruby red belted coat and matching fedora hat, giving us some serious outerwear envy.
Spotted on the AW14 catwalks of Donna Karan, Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli and Preen to name but a few, red coats are a major winter must-have, and the shape of Rita’s – we’re coining it a ‘robe coat’ – ticks off another trend box nicely. It’s easy to see why Miss Ora has fallen for the scarlet shade – you can throw it over any outfit and it will make it look a million dollars. Plus, the bright hue is guaranteed to perk you up on the greyest of days.
While we’ve no doubt Rita’s cover-up comes with a sky-high designer price tag, fear not, because we happen to have found a rather nifty look-a-like on the high street. With its spot on colour, slouchy shade and waist-cinching belt, this £89 Definitions number is the ultimate homage. Whether you throw it on with a jumper, ripped skinnies and boots or belt it over your LBD – worn with bare legs, obvs – come party season, we guarantee you’ll get some serious wear out of this bold buy.
Make like the pop princess and go all out red with a matching fedora and lippy or try accessories in grey or camel tones for a seriously luxe colour combo.See, it’s easy to stay warm without sacrificing your style cred. Thanks Rita.
By Gemma Gow