One of the biggest purchases you'll make is the winter coat. Choose wisely and it can last you for a good few years, especially if you clean and store it properly in between seasons. These are the ones currently catching my eye and testing my self-control.
Navy Contrast Princess Coat, £85 by Miss Selfridge
Leatherette Trim Coat, £95 at Warehouse
If you like the contrast trim look but think the Miss Selfridge coat is too prissy, maybe this sleek grey number from Warehouse will tempt you. I love the simplicity of it. It means business.
Carolina Checked Fur Cape, £69 by Louche at Joy
Maybe you want something a bit more casual, in which case this cape from Joy will do the job. It satisfies my need to still have Angela Chase as my style hero [which I am far too old for but never mind] and it looks super cosy. It'd be ace for long walks on the beach or a short walk to a pub.
Minimalist Gold Button Coat, £100 at ASOS
Let's not forget the awesomeness that a pop of colour can provide on a bleak winter's day. I'm totally in love with the colour of this coat from ASOS. The simple, clean shape means that it's not too much and imagine how fab different coloured accessories would look with it. It comes in red too but that's a bit too 'military chic' for my liking.
70s Belted Camel Wool Mac, £95 at Oasis
Seen any other coats you like? Let me know!