Black Friday is just one day away, which means two things – 1) it is officially the start of the holiday shopping season (oh dear, we haven’t bought anything yet) 2) it is known worldwide as the day when everyone loses their minds and fights (near enough literally) to the death for the best deals around! However we here at Octer aren’t really up for going to our local shopping centre and getting beaten for a camel coat with 50% off, we’d rather sit back at home with our phones and use the app to order the best of what this mad holiday has to offer – so here are our top picks on what to buy on the ultimate day of discounts.
Some of the best discounts this year are on outerwear, with brands like M&S and Topman leading the pack with amazing, great quality coats with great discounts. First up is this Blue Harbour belted jacket from M&S, it’s a great classic style but the belt detail and gold hardware updates it and makes it look modern – great with a pair of black skinny jeans and slick leather chelsea boots. Topman have some great offers on coats and our pick is this navy wool-blend belted trench coat – the dark colour and modern shape are a great alternative and simple enough that it will go with anything.
Camel is definitely the colour of the season and fantastic styles are coming from M&S with their great quality coats, using cashmere and wool for a luxury finish – this Camel Wool-Rich Overcoat is a great investment and what better time to get it than when its half the price. It will look sharp over a dark suit in the winter and just as great thrown over some white jeans heading into the summer months.
We’ve been talking for a couple of weeks now about how velvet blazers are a great option for the party season so this Red Noose Wine Suit Jacket is the perfect thing to snap up before Christmas – wear it with some black skinny jeans and a pair of patent lace ups for a really sharp outfit.
If like me, you’re constantly stuck in your work clothes or a pair of the same jeans all winter then a great alternative is a pair of tailored trousers – these ones from Selected Homme have a great texture and would look good with a pair of lace up brown boots and a roll neck jumper.
Now is a great time to invest in some quality footwear that will last you through to next Christmas and also a great idea for a gift. Our first choice is these Grenson Stanley Vintage Leather Brogues, they’re a great alternative for leather brogues and will work for both summer and winter. A winter essential is definitely a pair of boots, the best ones to go for is a minimal pair of chelsea boots like these PS by Paul Smith Falconer Suede ones in navy suede, they’ll go perfectly with some slim fit jeans and will carry you all through winter. Alternatively if you’re looking for a loafer style then go for these H by Hudson Pierre Tassel loafers – they’ll look really smart with some tailored trousers that cut just below the ankle and a standout pair of socks..or no socks if you’re feeling brave.
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