Best winter coats
Solve your winter warmth woes with these coats for women - handpicked by Muddy's favourite boutique owners and stylists to keep you gorgeously geared for those chilly days ahead.
This oversized wool-blend cardigan coat will work hard for you this winter. It's simple and stylish with a classic herringbone design and oversized pocket detailing at the front. Perfect for England's oscillating weather - during those warmer spells, throw it over jeans and a t-shirt or on those dismal days, over a thick knit, and snuggle your hands into those deep pockets.
£89 - Marks & Spencer
STYLE ADVICE: Stylist Kirstie Smilie suggests teaming this overcoat with simple jeans and t-shirt in milder weather, and for the really chilly days, layer with a chunky knit. She suggests buying one or two sizes bigger, to fit jumpers underneath. kirstiesmillie.com
The French have mastered effortless chic - but there's no need to head to the Champs-Elysées to shop when Parisian brand Max and Moi available right here in Surrey. This elegant Max and Moi beige coat, with plush fur collar and cuffs doesn't compromise on warmth, but is supremely stylish, making it perfect for layering during the super cold months.
£575 – The Gate Boutique, Guildford
STYLE ADVICE: Liz Trendle, owner of The Gate Boutique, says this is the perfect wrap-up-warm puffa jacket – and the perfect length to wear a cropped sweater, leggings and ankle boots. thegateboutique.co.uk
The power of blue
This long navy blue Zara coat has long puff sleeves and tied cuffs giving it a modern twist and versatility that will stand the test of time. And coming in the fashionable yet understated power of navy blue, it tick's all of our boxes.
£119 – Zara
STYLE ADVICE: Stylist and owner of My Wardrobe Concierge, Oyin Odeneye, suggests pairing it with a brightly coloured scarf to add more vibrancy to your face, and to give the outfit some va- va- voom add a leather waist belt in a neutral colour, like white or grey. To complete the must- have look, wear a pair of knee length or ankle boots. mywardrobeconcierge.com
There’s only one of these fabulous shearling coats to buy from the Plum Dress Agency who specialise in the resale of luxury clothing. This size 10 coat by German label Laurél oozes sophistication with its fur collar and trimmings. It retails at £1,200 - so the £345 price tag is an absolute steal. But you'll have to be quick. go, go, go!
£345 – Plum Dress Agency, Haslemere
STYLE ADVICE: Classic and timleless Samantha Zwaga, co-owner of Plum Dress Agency, says a shearling coat is one to buy now, and wear forever.
Get your faux fur fix this winter with this fabulous super fluffy Elsene faux fur jacket in the stunning army green. With a slightly cropped, boxy fit, the jacket has a wide cuff sleeve and fabulous polka dot lining.
£289 - Quattro Rish
STYLE ADVICE: Quattro Rish owner Ivy, says this style is super easy to wear, and looks great with trousers or dresses. quattrorish.com
Words: Alice Ridsdale