A good coat is the very core of any fashion girl's cold-weather wardrobe. Get the right coat, and fashion success in the cooler months will be yours. That sounds like a pressurising task, but the truth is our team is already narrowing down their extensive coat-shopping lists to secure The One, and some of us are finding that our top choices are already selling out. Take deputy editor Emma Spedding and her desire for a faux-fur Stand coat for example. Hers is a robe-style coat that has already gone (and all the other It coats are already selling out fast).
We've cut through to the most poignant breakout coat trends as seen on the catwalks and shopped out the styles so that you can nail the look before everyone else. From smart checked coats to faux-fur jackets, there are so many styles to choose from, and we guarantee you'll find your new favourite. There's no rule that one coat style alone provides nowness—the outerwear world is your oyster right now. So go forth, find the style that feels most suited to your natural tastes, and be cosy, cool and the source of many covetous glares. From camel to faux fur, click through to shop the best coats for winter.