14 Nov

Written by Kristin on November 14, 2017

Jackets are one of those items you tend to hold on to for years (and you should!), but the problem is … you hold on to them for years. And let’s face it, wearing the same winter coat from season to season gets a bit boring. But outerwear can be really expensive, and you think, maybe more so than for other pieces of clothing, that it’s fine and you’ll just wear the same black coat from 2007 and it’s perfectly serviceable minus that hole on the cuff …

For 2018, let’s all make a vow to reassess our outerwear and maybe freshen things up a bit? Really all you need is one super warm day-to-day/casual winter coat, preferably with a hood, and one dressier coat for the office (if you’ve got a more formal dress code), nights out, weddings, and other events where a padded jacket might not be appropriate. A neutral colour like black, navy, or tan, will go with everything but don’t shy away from colour. I love a brightly coloured wool coat for winter; my go-to is a gorgeous purple wool peacoat from J. Crew.

There are loads of less fortunate people out there who could do with a warm coat this winter, so make room in your wardrobe and donate the ones you no longer need to a good cause. Wrap Up London is one organisation you can help with your coat donations, but a quick Google search should bring up a local coat drive if you’re not nearby to London.

And I know you’re thinking you don’t have £100 or more to spend on a new coat (because, Christmas!), but you can easily find one for £50 or less if you shop the high street retailers and know when to look for sales and promo codes. Here’s a look at some of our top picks for this winter:

Dorothy Perkins are offering 25% off sitewide today (14 November) only, so now is a fantastic time to grab a bargain on coats – and maybe pick up a few Christmas gifts whilst you’re at it! A few of my favourites:

Navy blue belt padded jacket (now £48.75)

Black faux fur long coat (now £44.25)

Petite khaki short puffer jacket (now £37.50)

Tall grey suedette faux fur collar biker jacket (now £39)

Right now you’ll save up to half off on selected womenswear at Debenhams, including some great winter coats under 50 quid. My picks:

Regatta natural Penthea insulated coat (now half off at £50)

Regatta black Wynne insulated jacket (now half off at £40)

Mango pink Blandita quilted anorak (£35.99)

Miss Selfridge black double button wool coat (now £17.70 off at £41.30)

Very have a great selection of outerwear from casual to parkas to dressier coats, with many on sale now:

V by Very gathered sleeve detail coat (now £35 off at £45)

Vero Modo Melverta high shine jacket (now £25 off at £30)

V by Very Petite ultimate parka (now £25 off at £30)

V by Very ultra lightweight padded coat – ice coat (now £25 off at £35)

Found a fab deal on your new winter jacket? Share your finds with us in the comments below!


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