10 hooded coats to see you through unpredictable weather

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We’ve found a stylish hooded coat in every classic style from parkas and puffer, to the trench…

There’s no doubt about it, spring is in the near distance, however coat season is still firmly in play. 

While we’re unsure whether to pack an umbrella, sunglasses and that extra layer just in case, there’s one thing we can be sure of; hooded coats are an essential this season. 

Nothing puts a dampener on our day (quite literally) like an unexpected shower on the way to the office  – drowned rat is so not chic, so we have to be prepared. 

Much like the array of street stylers during fashion month, we’re making the most sensible of sartorial moves and arming ourselves with a stylish coat complete with a hood to protect us from the inevitable inclement weather.

From stylish raincoats to on-trend puffer jackets, scroll through for our pick of the best hooded outerwear. See, proof fashion can be both stylish and practical!

Joseph carbon double wool and cashmere coat

Joseph Carbon Double wool and cashmere coat

A tan coat isn’t just for winter, if you find the right one it’ll be for life. We guarantee a Joseph number will stay in your wardrobe this season, and beyond. 

Carbon double wool and cashmere coat, £845, Joseph

Topshop rain mac with corduroy collar

Rain mac with corduroy collar

With the unpredictable British weather we want to thank Topshop for making raincoats, well, surprisingly stylish. The zip off hood also means you can basically switch up your look in an instant.

Rain mac with corduroy collar, £45, Topshop

Alexander Wang checked wool-flannel and cotton-jersey jacket

Alexander Wang checked coat

The shacket is the (yep, you guessed it) shirt and jacket hybrid that’s big news for spring. The street stylers have been layering them over hoodies while it’s still cold, so this is the perfect already made option. 

Checked wool-flannel and cotton-jersey jacket, £810, Alexander Wang at Net-a-Porter

Arket lightweight fish-tail parka

Arket lightweigh hooded jacket

Like the trench coat, a parka is one of those pieces that’ll never date. We’re looking to Arket to fulfil all our classic, staple needs. 

Lightweight fish-tail parka, £125, Arket

Alexachung hooded vinyl trench coat

Alexachung blue hooded coat

If you’ve been keeping up with fashion month, then you’ll soon notice vinyl coats are big news. On and off the catwalks, they’re an easy way to look suitably stylish all year round. 

Hooded vinyl trench coat, £435, Alexachung at

Jil Sander gara removable-hood quilted maxi coat

Jil Sander Coat

We can always rely on Jil Sander to create wardrobe must-haves that’ll stand the test of time. This beauty will look so good with anything from midi dresses to straight leg jeans and kicks.

Gara removable-hood quilted maxi coat, £1,770, Jil Sander at Matches

Monki hooded faux fur jacket

Monki hooded faux fur jacket

There’s never a wrong time to buy a good faux fur. This year we’re taking to colourful versions to brighten up the dull days. Of course Monki has a bright and cheery version that makes us happy to still layer up. 

Hooded faux fur coat, £65, Monki

Zara hooded down coat

Zara hooded down coat

We’ve been praising puffer coats for their ability to keep you cosy and cool – a removable hooded style is one that’ll work across seasons. This Zara beauty is also under £50…we’re sold!

Hooded down coat, £49.99, Zara 

Mango furry hooded parka

Mango furry hooded parka

Let’s face it, it’s still cold and this is why a fleecy lined parka will never fail you. We’re big fans of classic navy and it also comes in tan, here

Furry hooded parka, £119.99, Mango

Balenciaga opera oversized printed shell raincoat

Balenciaga hooded coat

It’s all about the log on the bag of this berry beauty that makes us want to wear it with everything from jeans to silky slip skirts.

Opera oversized printed shell raincoat, £1,795, Balenciaga at Net-a-Porter

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