Fashion

Fashionable Outerwear That’ll Help You Survive The Winter

Winter is well and truly here, so embrace it in style.

A decent coat or jacket is a must-have staple for winter, and as much as we’d love to hang on to any bit of summer we can, it’s time to embrace the winter chill. The silver lining at least is that we’re spoiled for choice for coats and jackets, and with a winter coat being one of the hardest working pieces in your wardrobe, you won’t feel guilty about splurging.

From trench coats, to parkas, sleek tailoring to leather-luxury, there is something for everyone this winter, so go ahead and check out some of our top picks for this season and treat yourself to something snug and stylish.

THE TRENCH COAT

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Left: Women’s The Kensington – Long Heritage Trench Coat $2,795, Burberry. Right: Men’s The Kensington – Long Heritage Trench Coat $2,795

The trench coat is everyone’s best friend. With a design adapted to suit the trenches of World War One (hence the name, ‘trench coat’),  the coat is a classic way to top of any look in winter. You can wear it loose or with a belt for a more fitted look, and the beauty of this style is that it works for almost every kind of body shape.

And if you’re still not convinced of its merits, then look to TV where a host of characters, including BBC’s Sherlock and X-Files’ Mulder and Scully, are firm fans of this design.

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THE LEATHER JACKET

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Left: L-LUPUS-L leather jacket by Diesel $1000. Right: L-GIBSON-1 leather jacket by Diesel $1200

If you’re looking for something more dramatic with a cool, old-school kind of vibe, then a leather jacket is a great choice. Excellent for a casual look and when paired with a cosy sweater, they’re also an edgy addition to any glamorous, evening look. A one-time investment, choose one with high quality leather and a warm lining and it’ll last you a lifetime.

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THE PARKA

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Left: ‘Tuile’ parka, Moncler $1120 Right: Short bomber parka by Saint Laurent $1608.

Best worn on those cold and dark mornings, a parka will make you feel as if you’re in a wearable sleeping bag. Ideal on days when the temperature drops down to the single digits and it’s versatility means you can wear it on a weekend trip or to the office.

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THE BOMBER JACKET

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Right: Panelled bomber jacket by Neil Barrett $824

The bomber jacket has seen a huge surge in popularity over the last few years, and we’re glad. Like the trench coat, the bomber jacket was originally for military use, giving them an unmistakable air of toughness. And while much more of a casual piece, it can certainly be used to tone down a much dressier look, for something a bit more funky.

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