Bracingly cold mornings and twilight by teatime – you need only glance out of the window to confirm that winter is fully upon us.
This means packing away your summer clothes for another six months (sob!) and instead, fully embracing winter style. But if you’ve dusted down your old winter coat only to find it’s looking decidedly worse for wear, perhaps it’s time to invest in something new.
One of the most crucial elements in your winter wardrobe, your coat should protect you against whatever the weather chucks down while ensuring you look stylish while doing so.
Thankfully fashion has come through this season with a crop of must-have silhouettes and styles. We’ve rounded up some of the best to buy right now; we’re talking everything from mock croc macs to hooded jackets padded with down to keep you toastier than ever.
Combust Reflect Jacket by Berghaus
Public announcement: this is one of the best winter coats in years. Like the Goldilocks of winter dressing, the Combust Reflect Jacket from Berghaus is the perfect balance of super lightweight warmth.
Packed from top to bottom with Hydrodown, a featherweight lining is built into the jacket and combined with breathable Reflect technology which forces your own body heat back into you—insulating without suffocating.
The expertly placed pockets are loaded with the same Hydrodown cushioning and feature a horizontal enclosure so your bits and bobs are more secured. No accidental wallet/travel card/favourite lip stick loss here.
Northface Himalayan Puffer Jacket
Already a bestseller in 2019 the Himalayan puffer jacket from Northface is one of the best winter warmers AND best looking winter coats for the 2019/2020 season. The two chest pockets are practical and actually fashionable—set against the colour blocked blue and black (also available as all black and black and yellow), they are big enough to hold your phone, card, headphones and keys, with room to spare.
Pull tabs at the waist and wrists give you that extra bit of insulation when things get particularly nasty outside— in other words: winter winds begone.
Barbour Bridport Waxed Hooded Jacket, Fern
You’ll feel completely sealed off from the elements in this waxed cotton covered Bridprot jacket from Barbour featuring a concealed zip fastening with a stud storm flap. The lined collar works as a de facto scarf and the hood is fully detachable — a trans-seasonal bonus.
M&S Collection Wool Blend Dogtooth Print Overcoat
With a sharp structure and classic pattern, this double breasted longline M&S coat will see you through many winters to come. Pair with lace-up ankle boots and a polo neck to keep the chill out. Available in sizes 6 – 24.
Gucci x DSM Tartan Jacket
Made with wool, this luxurious tartan jacket marries country appeal with city style. The reverse bears the words ‘All Passion Spent’, helping you make a fashion statement in every sense. A true collectors piece.
Black Borg Jacket from Topshop
New to Topshop and already selling out, this is one of the best high street options for 2019/2020. Available in three colours (grey, rust and black) using a distinctive corduroy textile. 100 per cent cotton.
Stand Studio Jessica oversized faux shearling coat
Burrow in this cocoon-like coat that comes with a hood and two deep pockets for all your essentials.
L.K Bennett Aspen Brown Faux Fur Coat
Add glamour to your seasonal style with this plush faux fur coat which comes with a matching detachable scarf. Available in sizes 6 – 18.
Paddington Faux Fur Trench by Palones
This snuggly coat is a dapper solution to winter dressing, offered in a sumptuous deep burgundy, the contrasting blue edges on the buttons add a luxe touch.
Wallis Red Faux Wool Double Breasted Coat
Fancy a change from black or navy? Brighten up your everyday winter look with this warm rust jacket finished with gold-coloured hardware. Currently available in sizes 10 -20.
Hobbs Lori Coat
Sleek and sophisticated, this double breasted coat is perfect for work. Also available in olive, dry clean only.
Aigle Short Iridescent Down Jacket
Turn heads in this shimmering hooded Aigle jacket which comes filled with 80/20 duck down padding to insulate you against the cold. It’s one of the most beautiful, extra warm option we have seen all year.
New Look Black Belted Puffer Jacket
If you’re just after something to keep you warm when you’re walking the dog, this belted jacket will do the job. Also available in off white and blush pink.
Stand Studio Leopard-print faux fur coat
Stand out in the urban jungle with a sartorially evergreen leopard print jacket. Stand Studio offers a number of styles in the pattern, from a shorter jacket that would work well styled with leather jeans and heels.
Uniqlo Women Fleed Lined Tailored Coat
This snuggly teddy bear-style coat will have you actually looking forward to the morning commute! Also available in black or beige.
Zara Wraparound Collar Coat
Show off your scarf collection in this wide collared coat which also comes with two pockets and a stud button fastening. Available in sizes XS – XXL.
Regatta – Blue ‘Penthea’ Insulated Coat
You’ll feel zero chill wrapped int his coat, made up of warming Thermo-Guard insulation and covered in showerproof fabric.
Maison Kitsuné Quilted Jacket
Rock country chic in this wool and quilted jacket from Maison Kitsuné. Available in beige brown and black versions.
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