Since we’re now nearly in the middle of winter, now is the time to invest in your staple winter coat, if you haven’t already. A lot of the sales start early, so if you can’t wait for those Boxing Day sales there’s still some pretty good deals online now, making it a great time to purchase your winter outerwear and avoid the chaos of the post-Christmas sales (3 of the coats listed below have already been reduced, including the navy Monsoon beauty!).
I have complied a little ‘essential winter edit’ showcasing the best items from this season’s hottest outerwear trends. These are my favourite coats I’ve found online.
First up is one for fellow petite ladies: the camel coat from Asos. Camel is everywhere this season, and I love it! Opting for a camel coat not only injects a bit of colour into your look, but it is a great alternative to black. I personally would usually opt for a dark winter coat, but camel is a great option as it goes great with a lot of ‘winter’ colours you’re likely to be wearing; navy, cream, grey and black all look striking against camel. I also really like the boyfriend style of this coat, and the contrasting collar even more so.
Next up is one for those winter nights out. When it’s as cold as it is now, you need a coat to layer over your beautiful party dress to save you from catching a cold! So wrap up in the prettiest coat you can find but remain looking fabulous – this coat Mango (via Asos) faux fur definitely fits the bill. Faux fur has been undeniably a huge trend this season and this winter-white version will look great over pretty much anything; you could just as easily dress this coat down for a more casual look too. This coat is sure to keep you cosy this winter.
The ladylike coat from Monsoon is a great choice if you’re after a bit of a smarter look. This elegant navy coat remains on trend with the faux fur collar – this is a great choice for those looking for a stylish coat which will see them from this season to the next. This coat reminds me of something K. Middleton would wear. My tip: add a black belt to clinch in the waist to give a great silhouette.
An oversized jacket is next on the list. Oversized jackets are becoming increasingly popular and there are tons of styles available on the high street (check out Primark or H&M if you’re on a tight budget). I love the laid back look of this Zara coat, plus shearling is well known to keep you nice and toasty – a little bit like wearing a duvet around yourself outside the house…
Finally, the parka! The epitome of laid back style. Almost too relaxed, however, manages to remain stylish somehow. I’m not sure if it takes a sort of person to pull one off well, but I personally am yet to find the perfect parka. But this Asos version sure looks tempting.
Which coat is your favourite and have you found your perfect winter coat yet?