15 great winter coats guaranteed to make you happy about the cold weather

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The baltic temperatures are so worth it when you get to wear a chic new coat…

When it comes to personal style, who doesn’t like to shake things up? A maxi dress one day then a blazer and blue denim the next; experimenting with a new look is the key to keeping fashion fun. But no matter how varied your personal style is we’re willing to bet that there’s one item of clothing you wear day in, day out: your winter coat. 

Whether you swear by your ankle-sweeping camel coat or only have eyes for your puffer jacket, every woman can think of one fail-safe coat that has faithfully seen her through the cold months. Chances are that coat is hanging on the back of your chair right now. In which case, don’t read this next bit out loud: the time has come to cheat on your winter coat.

This season there are so many amazing new styles catching our eye for all the right reasons. With 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, there is a coat to suit your every mood. Make a statement in a colourful check or swaddle yourself in a cashmere cocoon, with the new season coats that offer timeless appeal. 

Spring might be around the corner but the weather is firmly set to freezer mode. Why wait until next winter to invest in outwear that will make you feel chic on those cold, grey mornings? Stylist’s fashion team has tracked down the stylish coats that you’ll want to wear everyday. 

  • Stand Studio

    When the weather turns grey, stand out in pillar box red. With exaggerated lapels, a button-down front and an extremely oversized fit, this tailoring-inspired coat feels every bit as slick as your favourite statement-making suit. Wear yours with black ankle boots for a sleek look that will turns heads - for all the right reasons. 

    Shop Stand Studio Lexie coat at My Theresa, £320 

  • Avavav

    If coming-of-age on a steady diet of The Sartorialist has left you dreaming of being captured by your favourite street style photographer – preferably while nonchalantly checking your phone and strolling down a perfectly lit street – then rejoice. This colourful check coat with neon contrast cuffs is your very own street style moment in the making, but thanks to a classic fit and sleek cut, works for all those everyday fashion moments too.   

    Shop Avavav double-breasted checked gabardine coat at Net-A-Porter, £340

  • Ganni

    When stepping out an a grey morning, what could be more luxurious than wrapping yourself in a cocoon of glacial white boucle wool? Just pop the collar and cinch the detachable tie belt in at the waist for a look that has a touch of edge, but feels decadently soft. 

    Shop Ganni boucle wool long wrap coat, £290

  • Bimba Y Lola

    Bimba Y Lola coat
    Best coats: Bimba Y Lola

    Vinyl coats are key this year, as are teddy styles; combine the two together and you get one hell of a cool combo from Bimba Y Lola. 

    Shop Bimba Y Lola long burnished tailored coat, £445

  • Nanushka

    Nanushka coat
    Best coats: Nanushka

    Known for its sustainable designs, cult label Nanushka has created the dream belted coat this season. 

    The neutral hue will go with everything you wear, while the rope belt tie will look effortlessly sleek.

    Shop Nanushka Loane belted single-breasted wool-blend coat at Mytheresa £705

  • Monki

    Monki khaki coat
    Best coats: Monki

    Khaki is one of those go-with-everything shades you can rely on when it comes to outerwear. 

    This sharp, tailored style from Monki will be a wear everyday hero style. 

    Shop Monki tailored coat, £85

  • Whistles

    Whistles coat
    Best coats: Whistles

    This is the coat style we’ve already dubbed as the one Rachel Green from Friends would love. Now, Whistles has created a checked version that we’ve already spotted on Instagram. 

    It may be on the ££ side for a high street coat but you’ll wear it on repeat so the price-per-wear will be pennies. 

    Shop Whistles faux fur collar coat, £399

  • Palones

    Palones coat
    Best coats: Palones

    New London-born brand Palones is fast becoming an ‘it’ label among the fashion set. 

    Their designer-esque pieces are surprisingly affordable. Our top pick? This multi-button checked number. 

    Shop Palones Kensignton city coat, £250

  • Mother of Pearl

    Mother of Pearl coat
    Best coats: Mother of Pearl

    A statement coat is one way to add light to the fact we’ll all have to wear them until spring next year. 

    This faux-pearl embellished, tartan check print coat will update any outfit but we suggest trying it with a roll neck, wide leg trousers and fresh kicks. 

    Shop Mother of Pearl Webb embellished checked wool coat, £695

Miu Miu

Image of Miu Miu coat
Best coats: Miu Miu

Brighten up the cold months ahead with a pastel pink cover-up. Yep, that’s right - pastels aren’t just for spring/summer. Liven up any outfit with a colour pop coat that you’ll bring out year after year.

Shop Miu Miu tie-waist wool coat at matchesfashion.com, £2,265


Image of Weekday coat
Best coats: Weekday

Trench coats may be the perfect spring cover up, but you can always make them work for winter by opting for an oversized style that you can layer. This belted, checked trench ticks off all the trends in one in high shine vinyl. 

Team with chunky roll neck jumpers underneath.

Shop Weekday Sahara patent coat, £110


Image of zara coat
Best coats: Zara

The puffer jacket not only looks effortlessly cool, it also keeps you unbelievably cosy. This Zara version is even reversible so you can wear it in black or grey. It’s basically a two-for-one buy if you ask us. 

Shop Zara reversible down puffer coat, £95.99

French Connection

Image of French Connection coat
Best coats: French Connection

The faux fur jacket has gone 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 French Connection for creating this cool khaki iteration. 

Shop French Connection faux fur coat, £170


Image of Loewe coat
Best coats: Loewe

Sometimes you see a coat and instantly love it forever. Case in point: this Loewe orange belted number. The dressing gown style is big news this season. 

Shop Loewe belted wool and cashmere coat at mytheresa.com, £1,700

& Other Stories

& Other Stories long faux fur coat
Best coats: & Other Stories

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

Shop long faux fur coat, £159, & Other Stories

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