Winter is coming: This season’s best coats

Laura Tan 4 November 2014


The pac-a-mac is so much more than just a staple for festival-goers. It’s dead handy for cycling to lectures in the rainy weather or a quick run to Sainsbury’s. Also, it folds up into a neat little parcel that fits in almost any bag. This gem from one of my online favourites,, is spot on (see what I did there?).

Duffle coats

A duffle coat is an essential for keeping cosyallyearround,whatwithEngland’s weather being a bit, erm, temperamental. Opt for one that’s a little roomy so you have space for chunky cable-knit tunics and woolly jumpers. You’re sure to get a good wear out of it, the toggle buttons are adorable, and the hood keeps your ears toasty warm: what’s not to love?

Cropped trench

Double-breasted with a tie to nip in your waist, a short trench coat looks professional but stylish. If you were thinking that your student grant probably wouldn’t allow for such luxuries, then you will be comforted to know that this lovely pastel coloured trench will only set you back a fiver. What a bargain!

Punchy prints

Apricot always deliver when it comes to mixing quality with style and this teal printcoat is no exception. The wide collar, bold buttons and almost dress-like appearance means you can team it with a plainer dress or tunic underneath, along with tights and a great pair of boots. Combat those chilly, overcast days with vibrant patterns on thick, warm fabrics.