With a harsh chill in the air, it’s safe to say that winter is well and truly here to stay. But have no fear, as Backstage Tales are here to keep you warm and cosy this season with some of the best winter coats for you to shop now.
Whole Lotta Leopard
You’d have to live under a rock to not know that leopard print is THE print of the season, so here’s some options from high-street to high-end that will keep you on trend.
Try Topshop’s chic faux fur coat with a pink fur neckline to stand out. Currently on sale from £69 to £45, it’s an offer not to be missed.
Somerset by Alice Temperley have partnered with John Lewis to create an exclusive Leopard Faux Fur Coat. Retailing at £160, this luxe coat is soft and warm thanks to its thick collar neckline and full lining.
And if you feel like treating yourself this season and going for something a little different, KENZO are offering a single-breasted leopard coat in mint green and brown. Made from a sumptuous blend of cotton, mohair and wool, this midi coat will set you back £695.
The Old Faithful Trench
IRIS & INK are an in-house designer for The Outnet and focus on simple and contemporary designs. Their collection includes the Meredith, a belted Prince of Wales cotton trench coat. At £195, this double-breasted beauty comes in grey check and is made from cotton for ultimate longevity and comfort.
Brighten up any gloomy day with Max Mara’s reversible faille trench coat. If you want a bright yet sophisticated look for the day, the coat comes in a brilliant ruby red. But if you ever fancy a change, just reverse the coat to reveal a beautiful check pattern. This £680 has stylish kimono sleeves, is water repellent and is essentially two coats for the price of one.
And we can’t talk about trench coats without mentioning Burberry. Their Amberford hooded shell trench coat is both light weight and crease-resistant, so it’s perfect to take with you on a festive weekend away. This £595 classic trench has a checked lining and detachable hood – all the classic details you would expect from the iconic fashion house.
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Weekday’s slick modern designs have maintained their on-trend brand status, so it’s no surprise that they have made the list with one of their extremely popular puffer jackets. At an affordable price of £90, the white Felicity Padded Jacket is chic with an urban feel. This contemporary high neck jacket has detachable sleeves, transforming it into a trendy vest. It also features a concealed zipper and snap on buttons for security, as well as a drawstring at the hemline.
Miss Selfridge’s red Sporty Crop Puffer Coat is perfect for wrapping up warm this season. It’s also hooded, meaning that you’ll stay dry during any cold and wet weather winter may throw at you. Down from £59 to £41.30, this jacket is perfect for everyday life on the go.
Stradivarius are a high-street brand that keep up with ever-changing trends, and their coats are no different. Wrap up warm this season in Stradivarius’ dark grey long puffer coat. At £69.99, it’s ideal for both you and your bank account, also coming in lilac and black.
Bold and Beautiful Faux Fur
Debenhams’ partner Red Herring will make you the coat-envy of anyone around with their beautiful dark turquoise faux fur jacket. This cosy coat is double breasted with two slip pockets and a soft, stylish collar. To top it all off, it’s currently on sale for £47.20, so get shopping.
New Look are always the place to go for affordable yet stylish clothing, and they haven’t failed this season. Their mustard Faux Fur Longline Coat is bringing us all vintage glamour we need for this festive season, and it is only £39.99. Wear with a pair of wide leg trousers and turtleneck jumper for the ultimate retro vibe.
We could not resist this luxurious faux fur jacket from the M&S collection. Offering both style and warmth, this hot pink single-breasted jacket has an oversized silhouette and comes with a hook and eye fastening. This elegant and eye-catching coat is priced at £79.
Beat the Cold Weather in Leather
All Saints are known for their minimalist yet impactful designs and their Balfern leather biker jacket exemplifies this. At £222.60, this crimson red biker jacket is made from sheep leather, which becomes more flexible and fitted each time it is worn. This classic motorbike-inspired jacket is slightly cropped and includes edgy stud lapels, zip cuffs and a belted hem. Better yet, it’s also fully lined for warmth.
Zara is fashion’s favourite label for modern designs on a high-street budget . Their faux leather jacket gives serious kickass biker girl vibes with its lapel collar, zipped cuffs and asymmetric zip-up front. We think that the detailed hemline with metal buckle belt makes this jacket look a lot more pricey than £49.99. You’d be silly not to add it to your basket.
GANNI’s winter-wonderful white leather jacket is heavily cowgirl inspired with its sharp lines, fringing details and statement front pockets. What makes it impressively stand out from the rest is the juxtaposition between its detailed design yet simple, androgynous fit. Despite being at a higher price point of £590, this jacket is totally worth it as it is of the highest quality and is a true head-turning garment.
Which coat style will you be wrapping up in this winter? We’d love to hear in the comments below.
Text: Afua Aidoo
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