It’s official – winter is here. After a relatively mild November so far, temperatures are set to plummet this weekend, do if you don’t already have your winter coat, than it’s time to hit the shops to get it.
A new winter coat makes the arrival of winter that bit easier to bear, agreed? However, where to start, with all those amazing coats on offer. Do you want yours long, or average length? Fur or not? Brightly coloured, or regular black?
Well, that’s where we come in. We’re not going to buy it for you, that’s taking thing a bit too far, but we will give you an invaluable guide.
Let’s start with fake fur, or faux fur. Cosy and fun, there’s loads to choose from, from black, from long faux fur, almost Chewbacca style, to curly pile, to perhaps just a fur trim?
Clockwise, from top left: Long beige faux fur, £140, Phase Eight @ Debenhams, fur trimmed funnel neck, £10, JOY, orange fur, £119.99, Studio @ H&M, black shaggy fur, £120, Warehouse @ Debenhams, short beige faux fur, £95, Oasis @ Debenhams, belted faux fur, £54.99, New Look
Perhaps a long maxi coat or a masculine duster is more your style? They’re brilliant for covering everything on those coldest of days and are a great way of expressing that 1970s trend this season.
Clockwise, from top left: Charcoal belted, £140, Phase Eight @ Debenhams, stripe hem, £104 (was £130), Oasis @ Debenhams, grey duster, 75, Native Youth @ JOY, rust fur collar maxi, £120, Warehouse @ Debenhams, camel duster, £29.99, New Look
Something simple, subtle and chic might fit your winter coat bill. Grey is a great neutral this winter, or black or navy. It’s all in the cut with this selection.
Clockwise, from top left: Waterfall front, £65, BHS, double breasted, £39.99, New Look, black felted coat, £119.99, H&M, navy coat, £120, Oasis @ Debenhams, textured belted coat, £199, Phase Eight @ Debenhams
Maybe something bright and bold is more your winter coat thing. Make a bright statement in a bold colour, or go for texture – pile, boucle, velvet, brushed wool. We feel cosy just looking at them.
A fur collared-coat is a great idea, agreed? Even better if they come off. How cosy does that fur feel on your neck? Winter coat win!
Clockwise, from top left: Beige fur collar, £120, Warehouse @ Debenhams, fur collar check, £59, Red Herring @ Debenhams, grey fur collar, £69, Red Herring @ Debenhams, green check coat, £150, JOY, grey cocoon fur trim coat, £72 (was £90), Oasis @ Debenhams, black fur collar coat, £140, Betty Jackson Black @ Debenhams
Finally, make a statement with your winter coat with a bold pattern.
Clockwise, from top left: Monchrome patterned, £75, Betty Jackson Black @ Debenhams, leopard print faux leather trim, £49.99, New Look, plaid coat, £69.99, H&M, fireside patterned, £250, French Connection