The Kooples
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The Kooples leather biker jacket
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The Winter Coat Edit

Author: Lisa Soeno

This winter I spent the most money I have ever spent on a winter jacket. I was beginning to feel embarrassed about turning up to the office in an old black Topshop parka which, whilst toasty, was beginning to look a tad scruffy. So I decided to spoil myself.

I splashed out on this Ophelia jacket from Hush which is in the slider above. I wanted a coat which would keep me warm, go with most things in my wardrobe, but most importantly look smart. The oh-so-poetically named Ophelia did not disappoint. It’s basically like wrapping myself in a gorgeous woolly blanket on a frosty morning. Plus, it comes with the added bonus of just about fitting over an ever-growing baby bump. I can safely say that it has been the best £130 I’ve spent in blimming ages.

I’ve rounded up some more of the cosiest coats to keep you snug til Spring. And don’t worry, they’re not all as pricey. In fact there are some total bargains to be had as the sales come to an end.

The Edgy One

  • The leather biker that Charlotte’s wearing in the header above is The Kooples but they seem to have sold out so grab yourself a similar one from Topshop or Marks and Spencer.
  • It looks like puffer jackets are here to stay. I am loving this camo print version from Asos.
  • This jacket combines two of my favourite things, grey and leopard print. It’s available in petite or tall and because it’s in the sale it’s a bloody bargain.
  • Another lovely lil’ leopard print number which too is in the sale is this pink one from Topshop.
  • Asos Puffer
    Asos puffer
  • Topshop Leopard Print Jacket
    Topshop Leopard
  • Topshop biker
    Topshop Biker
  • Asos Leopard Print Jacket
    Asos Leopard

The Glam One

  • Mango Sequin Jacket
    Mango Sequins
  • Zara Jacket
    Zara Jacket
  • Hush Biker
    Hush Biker
  • Mango Jacket
    Mango Jacket

The Practical One

  • I bought a Topshop shacket last summer and I’m pleased as punch that Topshop are still selling them, so it looks like this is a trend that is going to continue on into Spring. I wear mine exactly as it says on the tin – as a shirt (over a T shirt or strappy top), and as a jacket (it’s baggy enough to be worn over knitwear).
  • Hands up who’s been hitting the gym recently? (Ahem. Not me. I am enjoying having the excuse of growing a miniature human inside my tummy). However I would love to have a Nike jacket like this for when I’m back on the netball courts.
  • Everyone needs a distressed denim jacket in their lives. Like the Topshop shacket, this Asos one looks nice and roomy and would go with literally everything in your wardrobe.
  • Marks and Spencer are bang on trend at the moment, what with their fluted-sleeve jumpers that have taken Instagram by storm (pink or grey? Decisions, decisions), and timeless trench coats like this one in khaki.
  • Topshop Shackett
    Topshop Shacket
  • Marks and Spencer trench
    M&S Trench
  • Asos jacket
    Asos Denim Jacket
  • Nike Jacket
    Nike Puffer

Are there any other lovely winter jackets that I need to know about? You can never have too many, right?

Author: Lisa Soeno
Lisa is obsessed with all things interior design. And Cadbury buttons.
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19 thoughts on “The Winter Coat Edit

  1. Great picks Lisa. I need a running jacket so might check out Nike’s options. Also seriously tempted by that M&S jumper. I think I’ll go for the pink, but haven’t purchased yet because I also do love the grey.

    Most importantly though, I have been on the lookout for the perfect leather jacket for YEARS. I’ve almost taken the plunge in All Saints a couple of times but I just can’t seem to find one that is skinny enough in the arms, isn’t too short and actually zips up comfortably. Maybe I’m just really out of proportion… 🙂 x

    1. Thanks Tracy M! Maybe a post about finding the perfect leather jacket is needed. Rich bought me a Mango one a couple of years ago which I still love but I never zip it up. (At present it would be physically impossible to zip up anyway!) x

      1. A post is definitely required Lisa! I don’t actually think I would ever zip up a leather jacket either, but I feel a bit funny about spending £200+ on a jacket that essentially doesn’t fit me properly! I’d love to know how many people actually own one that is really tight when they zip it. There are probably loads – maybe if I let go of the notion that it should look nice when it’s closed I’d be able to find one!

        PS I always think biker jackets look epic with a baby bump. x

  2. I loved that Orphelia coat too in Hush Lisa – just a little beyond my price tag at the moment. In fact I could mentally buy up the whole of Hush, so many gorgeous clothes in there. I went for a coat from H&M in the end. I wasn’t really looking (but sort of was) and walked into the one in York and saw the perfect coat for me for £50

      1. I checked Tall and it wasn’t it stock in my size originally. Just checked again on the off chance and it was back in stock(!), so all ordered and arriving at the weekend. Thanks lovely xx

  3. I have never had a good, smart winter coat, most of my coats are outdoorsy/muddy/covered in hay/straw/bits of horse-related crap and although I have one beautiful brown swing coat, it is too smart for everyday.
    Cue a quick trip into TK Maxx a few weeks ago where my mum picked up a gorgeous oversized coat which I loved the look of, fitted brilliantly, AND WAS £13. It has definitely made me realise that having a smart, warm coat for winter is a must and I am going to make it a priority to spend money on next winter (unless TK Maxx comes up with the goods once again of course!!) xx

  4. Thought this post might be really well timed as im in the market for a new coat. However, after clicking the links you supplied most of the coats are now sold out. My search continues.

    1. Oh no Lisa! Must be all this cold weather we’re having! What type of coat are you looking for?

    2. Sorry Lisa! Most of the coats were still in stock when I wrote the post…like Lolly says, what style are you after?

      1. I’m after a either a reefer/donkey jacket and a puffa jacket. It needs to be a style that won’t go out of fashion too quick as I like to feel like I get some wear out of a coat. I have a couple of coats by Seasalt which have lasted a couple of years so far.
        I like a few of the coats you linked but sadly they’ve gone. 🙁

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