Even though it’s officially February, it’s still freezing cold outside. Yes, that’s right folks – winter isn’t going anywhere yet!
No matter where you are in the world, you’re bound to feel the chill somewhat (unless you live somewhere like Florida – in which case, I’m severely jealous!)
It’s so important to bundle up during the winter months and wear as many layers as necessary to retain your body heat and prevent you from picking up any nasty bugs or illnesses.
A coat is a must, that’s for sure. But, don’t just settle for any coat.
Why not go for something snugly yet makes a statement?
Here are 3 coats you need to have in your winter wardrobe.
1. The padded puffer
Some might describe this as the coat for Autumn/Winter 17/18. And they’d be right.
After all, the puffer jacket is currently everywhere. It’s in your favourite independent shops, featured on major retailers’ websites… Heck, it’s even worn by your neighbour Sue as she’s walking the family dog.
Comfortable and practical, yet seriously stylish, if you don’t currently own a puffer then you’re doing this whole fashion thing wrong.
Simply pair with skinny jeans, a slouchy long sleeved top and stompy boots for a sassy wintry look that’s full of attitude.
Red Puffer Jacket – NEXT (out of stock, similar here)
2. The leopard print beauty
One of the key print trends for A/W 17/18? You got it – it’s all about the leopard.
From the traditional brown and golden colour way, to the classy grey and black ensemble, you honestly can’t have too much leopard print in your wardrobe right now.
Not for the faint-hearted, team your leopard print coat with a bright hued jumper to ensure you stand out for all the right reasons this winter.
Leopard Print Coat – Topshop (old, similar here)
3. The teddy bear coat
Perhaps my favourite coat of this A/W 17/18 season, all hail the teddy bear look.
Rule 101 when it comes to teddy bear coats: the fluffier, the better! Simply choose a neutral hue, like cream or black, for a look that emulates elegance or class. Alternatively, you can go for something a little more out there to add interest to an otherwise plain outfit.
Me? I like some white on white action, in the form of a white tunic-length jumper, black leggings and a white teddy bear coat dressed up with accessories, to let the textures speak for themselves.
However you decide to rock this coat, the teddy bear season is undoubtedly upon us, so you might as well embrace it with open arms.
Teddy Bear Coat – Primark (similar here)
If you’re thinking that your coat collection needs a little sprucing up before this wintry season is over, then one of these three options is definitely the way to go.
It’d certainly be an investment that would pay off; after all, it’s pretty much guaranteed that these beauties will be making a comeback for A/W 18.