As the country is once again plunged into varying levels of lockdown and grapples with the baffling tier system – one thing we can be sure of is that socialising this winter is going to be tricky.
As soon as your area enters tier two or above, household mixing is off the cards, and the only way to meet with your friends (no more than six of you can meet), is to do it outside.
This was mostly OK in spring and summer as long as you could avoid the rain showers, but with the temperature plummeting, the thought of huddling around a frosty park bench and yelling at each other over gale-force winds is sending a literal shiver down our spines.
But, we don’t have much choice. So if you want to see your pals over the next few weeks, it’s best to be prepared – and get yourself a serious coat.
If you’ve been reluctant to invest in a proper winter coat, the type of coat that might get mistaken for a sleeping bag, now is the time to do it.
Weather you’re after snuggly faux fur, a squishy floor-length puffer, or something a little more timeless – we’ve pulled together the toastiest options on the market to make your alfresco meet-ups slightly more bearable.
OK, yes, this one is very pricey. But look at that print!
If you’re looking for an investment, statement piece, this is the coat for you. It’s super soft and drops below your knees for extra warmth.
This classic puffer will look sleek and stylish over every outfit.
And it has a hood, which means rain won’t have to ruin your fun.
This cosy number will keep you snug, while also making a statement with its autumnal colour palette.
The big buttons mean it looks great done-up, to keep you warmer for longer.
Slightly more casual and slightly more affordable, we love the look of this padded jacket.
The stand-up collar will also help to keep you warm even if you don’t have a scarf. Ideal.
We love the statement leopard print of this puffer.
Even better, it is roomy, so you can layer up for extra toastiness.
We’re back with another puffer. Because you just don’t get much warmer.
This one is giving serious spaceman vibes, and has a drawstring hood to protect you from the elements.
If you’re looking for something classier that will still keep you warm, this is your answer.
This wool-blend number will go with everything, and we love the neutral tones.
Another classic style, we love the button-up feature of this single-breasted coat.
Wear with pleather and chunky boots for a warm and stylish autumn look.
This mauve coat looks unbelievably cosy – it’s basically like wearing your dressing gown outside of the house.
It also falls almost to your ankles to make sure you’re as warm as possible.
Long, black and classic, this coat will last you for many chilly seasons – so it’s worth the investment.
The texture is a wool-like yarn that will keep the heat close to your body.
We couldn’t get through a winter coat round-up without including some shearling.
This pristine, white coat will keep the chill out, and the relaxed fit ensures there’s plenty of space for laying jumpers underneath.
Classic, grown up and stylish, this grey coast with wide lapels is a timeless option.
The wool-blend material means it will last for years.
We can’t resist pastels, and this baby blue borg looks as adorable as it does warm.
Throw it on over joggers and boots for an iconic lockdown look.
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