Purchasing a winter coat can be hard work. I mean, do you go for comfort over fashion? Is it worth splashing out on a pricey number, or will you be bored of it by next Winter? Let's face it ladies, the struggle is real here!
Some say a Winter coat is one of the biggest, most important expenses of the season. On a recent consultant with a fashion expert, I learnt that spending a lot of money on a Winter coat is a great investment and will last you for years to come, and save you money in the long run.
But maybe you prefer to purchase cheaper coats every few years, depending on how your taste changes?
Personally I prefer to purchase a few different coats for the Winter season. I like a good, bulky parka style coat, like the one above from Boohoo, to keep me warm during the coldest days, and a long, stylish waterfall type coat for evenings out or just when it's a little milder and I want to look a little more elegant! I actually have the exact Megan McKenna Miss Pap coat above left, but in black.
The first thing to work out is where you're going to wear your coat. Will it be for work? For long walks with the dog? I've found a little something for everyone, whatever your taste...
If it's a fashion statement you're trying to make, a faux fur coat like this rose one, above left from Miss Pap is just perfect for evenings out or special occasions. It looks so cosy and warm, I wouldn't want to take it off!
A military style coat is a great versatile coat, even in this khaki colour above, it looks smart enough to wear from day to night. It can be dressed up with a woolly hat and chunky scarf when it's really cold, or just to cover you up when it's a bit chilly as we move through Winter into Spring, and looks great with jeans, smart trousers or a skirt and boots.
I love this grey coat with the wrap collar from Zara. It looks really stylish as well as practical, with it's big side pockets, invisible fastening and chunky collar. Perfect for Winter walks with the family, with lots of pocket space for the kids bits and bobs, as well as evening drinks with the girls.
Or maybe you're on the hunt for a warm jacket you can throw on when you're just nipping out in the car, or as we move into Spring. This quilted bomber jacket, above right, from ASOS is super cute.
And what about colour? I usually stick with black or grey as I know it'll go with anything. But maybe you like a bit of colour in your life? A pop of colour brightens up any dull, Winter's day. I love the royal blue and pink coats from David Nieper, below.
British fashion house, David Nieper have a range of jackets and coats to suit any taste and occasion this Winter. From exclusive occasion jackets in the finest luxury fabrics to casual coats combining classic styling with effortless comfort.
So which one is your favourite?
What do you look for in a Winter coat?
In collaboration with David Nieper