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Trending winter coats

After a few weeks of unseasonably warm weather, we can say with confidence – winter is definitely here. There’s frost on the ground, the air has a distinct chill and we’ve retired our light jackets to storage until next spring. Which means it’s time for a new winter coat, right?

We don’t see the worst of the winter weather until January/February time, and we can often be found wearing our big coat right through into April. With such a large portion of the year spent wearing said winter coat, it’s essential it ticks all the boxes. 

When choosing which coat is best for winter, there are a few things to take into account – the quality, the cost, the style and current trends. Take a look below to see our advice on picking the coat that’s right for you and our round up of the top winter coat trends. 

How much should a winter coat cost? 

It’s always worth investing more in a winter coat so it lasts for years to come, but when budgets are tight and we’re coming up to the most expensive time of the year, it can be tricky to justify. 

If you’re trying to decide how much to spend on a new winter coat, have a think about how you’ll wear it. Are you looking for a fun, trend-led style to wear casually with certain outfits? If so, you can spend a little less and get something that’s very of the moment. But if you want something that will take you through the whole winter – keeping you warm on your daily commute, winter walks and nights out – then look to spend a bit more for longevity. 

If you’re dedicating more of your budget to a quality coat, go for natural fibres like wool to get the most for your money. Look out for added details like coated buttons and stylish stitching and make sure your chosen style is fully lined. All signs of a good quality coat that’s worth those extra pennies!

What is the warmest winter coat? 

If there’s one thing a coat needs to do, it’s keep you warm. There’s nothing worse than pulling on a new coat and finding it provides about as much insulation as a piece of paper – especially when the wind is blowing a gale outside and you’re late for work!

Coats can be both stylish and practical, and the key to getting the double whammy is in the detail. For example, sporty parka coats are a key trend this winter and this North Face style is padded with Responsible Down Standard certified down filling – that’s ethically sourced and responsibly produced goose down, which offers the best warmth-to-weight ratio of any type of insulation. 

If you want something a bit smarter, wool is the way to go – this beautiful checked number is 100% wool so will be totally toasty on those frosty mornings. 

How to style your winter coat

When it comes to wearing your winter coat with aplomb, there’s more to it than just chucking it on over your outfit. Although for those freezing cold early mornings, that is totally legit…

For when you’ve got a bit of time, though, it’s nice to style up your winter coat so it works seamlessly with what you’ve got underneath. For example, a lighter trench coat looks great with a puffer gilet over the top. If your coat has a matching fabric belt, why not switch it out for a leather style with gold hardware to make more of a statement?

Think about your scarf, gloves and hat, too – if your coat is a classic block colour like black or navy, introduce pops of colour with knitted accessories like this gorgeous pink beanie hat or this ombre brushed scarf. 

Our top 10 trending coats this season 

So what’s the most stylish winter coat right now? There are so many options to choose from – here are our top picks for the key winter coat trends this year. 

The cosy puffer 

Top of our winter coat trends list is the puffer jacket, which has made a comeback every winter for the last few years. This season, refresh yours in a punchy new shade, an animal print or even better – both! This reversible style will give you two looks for the price of one. 


The leather trench

Trench coats are usually more suited to mid seasons when the weather is slightly warmer… but the leather trench breaks the mould, offering all the timeless style of the trench coat cut in a heavier, warmer fabric to take you through winter. We’re loving the vintage vibe of this tan brown version. 


The wool peacoat

The pea coat is such a classic cut – update it for the season with a colour pop finish. This hot orange version makes a real style statement and the wool mix will keep you extra warm, too. 


The wrap coat

The soft, neutral shade on this wrap coat will work with so many outfits – it’s understated elegance at its finest. 


The sherpa jacket

Sherpa fabrics are key for this season – think somewhere between sheepskin and faux fur, it has a stylish textured finish that’s super warm and cosy. This patterned sherpa mid-length coat is a real fave. 


The faux fur

This classic tan shade and shorter length pairs perfectly with a vintage-style tea dress and chunky ankle boots. 


The checked style

The houndstooth check on this belted coat is super cool – wear with rolled jeans, brogues and a colour pop wool jumper for a laidback vibe. 


The maxi coat

We love this extra long buttoned coat in rich chocolate brown. The longer length looks great with maxi dresses, and is particularly useful if you’re braving bare legs this winter!


The sporty parka 

The parka is such a classic, timeless style that comes back every season. This Superdry style comes in traditional khaki green, with that essential faux fur around the hood. 


The dress coat

A dress coat has a formal vibe for those special occasions, and is cut to sit neatly over your party outfit. The peter pan collar and deep pockets on this style just add that little extra something. 

Ready to make a decision? Take a look at our selection of stylish winter coats here. For more winter wardrobe inspo, take a look at this post on our favourite cosy clothes. 
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