Oh the weather outside will soon be frightful, and a new season coat is so delightful! Is there anything more deliciously indulgent than a new piece of outerwear to start the cool winter season? We think not…
From puffers to trench coats and shearling to quilted numbers too, the options for a slice of newness on your coat stand mean simply choosing one will likely be as much of a challenge as deciding on which Christmas coffee to try from Starbs first. And unlike the winter of 2020 (the darkest of times) in which the most love your coat was ever gonna get was a walk down to the local park or beach, this season your newest purchases can be shown off in all their glory at the ice rink, Christmas market and en route to your Friendmas dinner for maximum value for money paid in compliments and ‘oooh where did you get it?!’ remarks. Did someone say main character energy?
Keep scrolling to see Team Zoella’s top picks from the dream destinations that are & Other Stories, Jakke, Whistles, Skinnydip and more…
It’s so hard trying not to buy a hundred coats as soon as the colder months come. I feel like a coat is such a big part of my outfit (especially when I’m wearing jeans 90% of the time) that I really need a lot of trend-led outerwear to update my looks. I’ve picked 4 coats I’m drooling over that I think will serve many different purposes, the first being this gorgeous white smart coat from River Island, which I’d save “for best” obviously! The second is a black quilted long coat from H&M, perfect for throwing on for work or the pub on a Saturday afternoon. The third had to be a trench, so good when you just need a light layer on top of your bulky Christmas jumper, great for heading into town and brunch. The 4th and final had to be something in this season’s most desired green, this little smart jacket would be great for evening events and office days!
I look forward to the crisp mornings every year, when you can throw a coat over any outfit and look somewhat put-together, regardless of what’s underneath. Zara and H&M are my faithful favourites for an everyday coat that’s guaranteed to work with my whole wardrobe. For fun fashion-forward coats and jackets, I’ve recently discovered the brand Jakke. If you’re in the market for an investment piece and want to make a statement this season, Jakke needs to be on your radar! I’m obsessed with the cuffs on the green Bailey coat.
My coat collection is one that’s always growing and I am of the opinion that you can never have enough- they literally make up your whole outfit in the winter months so I can always justify more! Most of my current coats are short so I think this season I need to invest in a few that offer maximum warmth and cover my bum at least. ASOS is my go-to but I always sleep on H&M and they’ve got some good’uns this year!
Winter jackets are the first thing I get excited about when the colder days begin, they really do make an outfit, but you also want them to be practical as well (especially living in the UK with rainy cold days). Marks & Spencer have the perfect longline quilted coat, super affordable and very lightweight but warm, so it’s perfect for the commute/dog walking etc. I also found a really lovely shearling jacket, perfect for those sunny crisp mornings, also both of these jackets are pretty timeless so I know they’ll do me well for years to come. Lastly, this mono check jacket from Topshop is SO NICE, I am obsessed with it. I urge everyone to buy it.
I went to Liverpool in September and all my coats got stolen, genuinely 4 coats/jackets so I have some very recent experience shopping for winter coats. I was very sensible and brought coats for every eventuality. I got a practical black puffer one for the wintery walks and national trust trips I’m planning. A fun faux fur one to subdue the heartbreak of my strawberry coat being stolen and a leather jacket for when we’re queuing for the club. As well as a fancier one for work and day to day life where pink fluffy clouds might not be acceptable.
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