Which coat tribe are you?

Every winter there is a certain style of coat that takes the fashion world by storm. However this season there are a few designs that are taking our interest. From the casual parka to the tailored androgynous coat, there is an option for all occasions and tastes.

Take a look at the cults we’re loving and decide which coat tribe you’ll be joining this winter.



Get the look– from left: Star by Julien Macdonald coat (coming soon), Oasis faux shearling coat, Dorothy Perkins mink faux fur coat.

Fur was all over the catwalks this season, with new brands -such as Shrimps- showcasing faux fur at its best, proving you can be friendly and fashionable. Varieties included bright faux fur at Prada and Christopher Kane, to classic shearling at Burberry.

Who is it for?

If you love a unique, statement trend but think everything needs a practical purpose then a fur coat is perfect for you. It will keep you warm on those chilly days but also has high fashion credentials.

Star inspiration: Susie Bubble, Suki Waterhouse and Laura Bailey.

When should you wear it?

A bright, boldly coloured faux fur coat works just as well jazzing up a neutral party look as it does keeping you cosy on a winter walk. Alternatively, invest in a shearling variety and take inspiration from Burberry by wearing it over a winter floral dress.

Perfect pairings: Bright colours, bold bags and funky patterns.

All faux fur coats



Get the look-from left: Todd Lynn /EDITION studded leather jacket, Miss Selfridge black quilted leather jacket, Warehouse bubble leather jacket.

The leather jacket has become an essential transitional must-have over recent years. This year is no different, only the edgy look has been adorned with a little bit of this season’s faux fur and shearling.

Who is it for?

That edgy girl who, no matter where she is or what she’s doing, somehow manages to look cool whatever she’s wearing. She’ll be wearing the leather jacket all winter long for its effortlessly stylish appeal.

Star inspiration: Jourdan Dunn, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Kate Moss.

When should you wear it?

The leather jacket is perfect for those days when you’ve just rolled out of bed. Wear it with natural bed head hair, skinny jeans and shades to a weekend brunch.

Perfect pairings: Khaki, sunglasses, sequin skirts, hats and skinny jeans.

All leather jackets



Get the look-from left: Warehouse ribbon detail puffa coat, Warehouse quilted sleeve parka, Miss Selfridge khaki borg lined parka. 

The festival favourite has now become legitimate outerwear for numerous occasions. While the classic khaki green colour reigns, there are plenty of new, contemporary options in different colours and textures. The versatile style suits everyone and can be worn for day and night.

Who is it for?

If you love the military trend you’ll love the parka. If you love the nineties you’ll also love the parka. In fact, there’s nothing not to love about this wearable, practical style.

Star inspiration: Cara Delevingne, Alexa Chung and Diane Kruger.

When should you wear it?

It’s perfect for a winter walk paired with boots, checks and your winter woollies- as seen on the catwalks of Tommy Hilfiger. Or take a leaf out of Saint Laurent’s book and throw it on top of a glittered mini dress for night.

Perfect pairings: Leather trousers, all black, grey tees and lace up boots.

All parkas



Get the look-from left: Warehouse herringbone jacket, Wallis grey military coat, Eastex chocolate long fur collar coat.

From Victoria Beckham to Christian Dior, the fashion elite showcased androgynous masculine tailoring at its best this autumn/winter. However, in soft camel and in bright colours the style is suitably feminine too.

Who is it for?

The elegant lady who always wears heels, forever has a fresh blow dry and simply never looks anything less than preened to perfection. The androgynous look requires a polished, ladylike finish to counteract the masculine tailoring.

Star inspiration: Miranda Kerr, Olivia Palermo and Victoria Beckham.

When should you wear it?

It’s the perfect item to wear when you need to impress. Tailoring elevates any look and this coat will look ultra-chic paired with tailored trousers and pointed court shoes.

Perfect pairings: Over the knee boots, heeled courts, minimalist clutch bags and a chic updo.

So now you’ve seen the options, from the cool, effortless biker to the prim and proper tailored coat. Which one will you choose?

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(Feature images courtesy of Style.com)

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