I already know what you're thinking, and yes, this winter is shaping up to be a particularly cold one. I happen to love dressing for cold weather (nothing beats hunkering down and hibernating in cosy layers of cashmere and wool), but when you do inevitably have to leave the house, it can be tricky finding "the one," that elusive winter coat that looks good and stays warm. Well, that is until now.
Zara has got a track record for designing some of the most covetable and expensive-looking pieces on the high street, and although sought-after pieces can sell out as quickly as they land, fortunately for us the best sellers are often reinstated the following year, and one of the biggest hits from last winter is back: the Double-Faced Short Jacket, aka the perfect winter shearling jacket.
Like a lot of the year's best uncovered gems, we found the news of the jacket's return through TikTok, where it's currently going viral with influencers and excited shoppers alike sharing a multitude of easy ways to style the coat. (The general consensus is comfortable leggings or slim-leg jeans. See Ruby Holley's and Sophie Murray's off-duty styling for polished weekend outfit inspo.)
Any time you can find a coat that ticks off the big three C's (cosy, comfy and cool), it's a winner in our book, and coming in at just under £100 makes this buy feel that much better. So if you were looking for an affordable coat that's likely to stick around as coolest shearling jacket on the high street for a third year running, keep scrolling to shop the Zara coat we're currently obsessed with and to see more of winter coats worth investing in.