All you need to know about how to wear an Anorak

With the colder months now upon us, you have no doubt begun to wonder if your winter wardrobe has enough clothing to keep you warm. One of the most effective fashion items for keeping people warm, while still looking elegant is the anorak jacket. The anorak is also more commonly known locally as a "Zipper".


Here at The Overcoat Importer, we stock a wide range of great quality men’s and women’s gently worn anoraks that have been imported directly from Europe. We have anoraks in practically all sizes, colours and styles and we will have something that will look good for every member of your family!


So, what is an Anorak?

Well, an anorak is a lined jacket that often has a hood for added warmth to your head. It was originally invented by Eskimos as they continued with their daily activities in the arctic, despite the sub-zero temperatures. Today, the anorak is used widely throughout the world as a popular winter jacket for adults as well as children.


Typically shorter than trench coats or duffle coats, anoraks have the advantage of being very comfortable. They allow you to go about your normal activities without feeling restricted in the arm area.


We can highly recommend an anorak as the perfect winter wardrobe staple, especially if you have to brave cold winter mornings and evenings.


As with all jackets, anoraks come in a variety of colours, from black, brown, navy blue, tan or army green and it's great to know that an anorak will look great with most outfits. If you are looking for something that will add a pop of colour to those more common winter greys and blacks, you may want to consider one in a bright yellow, red or orange colour!


How to wear an Anorak?


The anorak is wonderfully versatile and you can incorporate it into any look you are trying to achieve. For example, if you want to wear your anorak to work and are looking for something quite smart, you could wear it as part of a layered type of outfit.


You could also create a fantastic casual outfit by wearing it with your favourite skinny jeans, a printed long-sleeved t-shirt, a colourful scarf and some trendy sneakers to complete the look.


Students love wearing their anoraks with fitted sweatshirts and a comfortable but stylish pair of jeans. This type of outfit effortlessly takes them from the lecture hall, hanging around with friends to a night out on the town (post lockdown).


Finally, before you buy your anorak, make sure that it fits you well. Be sure to leave enough room underneath in case you decide to wear it with a thick sweater on a very cold day. If you keep all this in mind, you will have a great jacket that will last you for many years!


With a massive range to choose from you are more than likely to find an Anorak that just the right fit for you.



Our Store locations:


Overcoats Benoni - 97 Princess Ave Benoni.


Coat Corner Kempton Park - 79 Pretoria Rd, CBD.


Coat Corner Springs - 29 5th Avenue, CBD.



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