New winter coat anyone?

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?

Winter coat fake furClockwise, 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.

winter coat full length coatClockwise, 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.

winter coat understated new

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.

winter coat colourClockwise, from top left: Pile, £79.99, H&M, collarless teal boucle, £65, BHS, pink wool , £220, French Connection, velvet, £95, White Stuff, red, £60, BHS, dark green, £120, White Stuff

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!

winter coat fur collar coatClockwise, 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.

Winter coat patternedClockwise, 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

Winter Coat Edit

Is it too early to talk about a winter coat? We think not. So, here’s our winter coat edit. We’re calling it an edit, because it’s just that. Just a few of the literally dozens and dozens of coats that will hit the stores throughout the winter.

This winter coat edit showcases a few that are on the racks already, if you fancy a look.

When it comes to style this season, our winter coat edit has it all, because that’s essentially what’s happening this season. Whilst the 1970s rule the fashion trends this season, with a coat, anything and everything goes.

From fake fur, to fur collared, to belted, to cocoon, to sleek, to fitted, Princess to Crombie-style, really, all coats are covered!

We love a belted coat in winter, and these are two of our faves in our winter coat edit. From BHS, a lovely classic purple belted number (£60), and from H&M, a beautifully masculine long-length navy belted huge roomy coat (£79.99).

winter coat edit beltedFur collars are a big 1970s nod in the winter coat edit. They’re also very, very cosy. We love them on a rusty Red Herring @ Debenhams coat (£59) and French Connection’s beautiful long black coat (£180).

winter coat edit fur collarsIf you fancy something different – and again there’s a 1970s nod here – then try a cape. French Connection’s long-line cape is to die for (£210) and JOY’s paisley lined navy coat is perfect for autumn (£100).

winter coat edit capesFeel like being bold, black and white and slouchy? We’ve got that covered in our winter coat edit too. Choose from a heavily 1980s inspired edge to edge coat from Betty Jackson Black @ Debenhams (£75) or a lovely belted duster coat from H&M (£99.99)

winter coat edit monochromeGrey is a lovely neutral for a winter coat. BHS’s belted wool blend coat is a lovely light grey (£65). whilst White Stuff’s Take Flght coat (£99.95) is a deep charcoal with a more masculine edge.

Winter coat edit greyFinally, for now, in our winter coat edit, neutrals. A beautiful neutral cocoon coat from French Connection (£210), and  simple neutral camel drape trench coat for the autumn/winter transitional period from New Look (£39.99).

winter coat edit neutral

That’s our winter coat edit for now, but look out for plenty more over the coming months!