12 great coats guaranteed to make you happy about winter

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Harriet Davey

Winter is so worth it when you get to wear a chic new coat…

If you thought buying a winter coat was a task that should have been firmly ticked off in autumn, then think again. OK, that’s when they all start hitting the shelves. But there are still so many amazing new styles catching our eye for all the right reasons. 

The main reason being… it’s suddenly freezing. Or maybe it’s just because we’ve spent a lot of time in pyjamas recently. Either way, it’s time to find outerwear that actually makes stepping outside bearable. 

Luckily, there are endless coat options to suit every style, whether you want to tap into this season’s animal print – as seen at Victoria Beckham, Max Mara and Givenchy – or opt for a fuzzy new friend in the form of faux fur, shearling or a teddy coat. 

These coats don’t only look stylish, they’ll also keep you snug until spring. 

Boutique by Topshop double breasted coat

Topshop coat by Boutique

If you like to pick a coat that’ll go with everything, then rust is the new hue to look to. The earthy tone means it goes perfectly with neutrals but also complements brights. Win-win. 

Topshop double breasted coat by Boutique, £150

Miu Miu tie-waist wool coat

Brighten up the cold months ahead with a pastel pink cover-up. Yep, that’s right - pastels aren’t just for spring/summer

Miu Miu tie-waist wool coat, £2,265

Arket checked wool trench coat

Arket checked coat

Trench coats may be the perfect spring cover up, but you can always make them work for winter by opting for a thicker, warmer fabric like wool. This belted, checked trench ticks off all the trends in one. 

Arket checked wool trench coat, £250

J.Crew leopard print faux fur coat

J.Crew leopard print faux fur coat

Animal print is still dominating both designer and high street and we’re still big fans. Although python, zebra and even cow are key, it’s all about fail-safe leopard for outerwear. 

J.Crew leopard print faux fur coat, £300

Zara down puffer coat

Zara down puffer coat

The puffer jacket not only looks effortlessly cool, it also keeps you unbelievably cosy. This Zara version even comes with matching mittens and a wrap scarf so you’ll never be cold again!

Zara down puffer coat, £95.99

Whistles longline faux fur jacket

Whistles longline faux fur jacket

The faux fur lined biker jacket just went south for winter. The longer length means even your legs will be kept warm, yet there will be no sacrifice on the style front. Round of applause for Whistles. 

Whistles longline faux fur jacket, £245

Marks and Spencer textured single breast coat

M&S single breast coat

We all remember the sell-out pink M&S coat a couple of years back, right? Well, this is the new version, and we predict it’ll have exactly the same effect as the previous one. Which means you’ll have to be quick to get it while it’s still in stock.  

Marks and Spencer textured single breast coat, £149

Loewe X Charles Rennie Mackintosh mohair-blend coat

Loewe X Charles Rennie Mackintosh mohair-blend coat

Sometimes you see a coat and instantly love it forever. Case in point: this Loewe tan number.

Loewe X Charles Rennie Mackintosh mohair-blend coat, £1,625

& Other Stories long faux fur coat

& Other Stories long faux fur coat

So fuzzy, so cosy and so warm. Tick, tick and tick. We can always rely on & Other Stories to create dream coats. 

& Other Stories long faux fur coat, £159

H&M faux fur jacket

H&M faux fur jacket

The teddy coat is basically a hug in coat form. It’ll instantly make you feel better about venturing out into the now super chilly weather. 

H&M faux fur jacket, £34.99

Tibi luxe oversized faux fur coat

Tibi faux fur coat

Anything that slightly resembles a dressing gown? We’re sold. This wrap number also comes in a forest green faux fur and we love them both.

Tibi luxe oversized faux fur coat, £635

Warehouse asymmetric padded coat

Warehouse asymmetric padded coat

It’s the detail that makes this padded puffer jacket look way more premium than the price tag. And of course it’ll keep you so warm on those winter walks. 

Warehouse asymmetric padded coat, £99

Opening image: Topshop