Top 15 winter coats

17:00, Jun 11 2014
Winter coats
<a href="http://gregory.net.nz/store/jackets-coats/details/3295/7/jackets-&-coats/vienna-coat"target="_blank"><strong>GREGORY Vienna Coat in Biscuit</a>, $599.00</strong>. Fault her all you like, but Kim Kardashian-West is nothing short of a style icon these days - so when I <a href="http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/kimkcover.jpg" target="_blank">spotted her out and about</a> in a coat so luxuriously shaggy it was as though a gigantic teddy bear had been skinned for the pleasure, I just had to begin the search for something similar. Enter this stunning Gregory coat and its minimal yet cozy silhouette... I'm in love.
Winter coats
<a href="http://www.forevernew.co.nz/issa-duffle-coat-221540?colour=Navy"target="_blank"><strong>FOREVER NEW Issa Duffle Coat</a>, $99.95 on sale</strong>. A little bit Chanel and a lot stylish, this collarless navy coat is warm without being bulky and at that price is dang hard to resist.
Winter coats
<a href="http://www.countryroad.com.au/shop/woman/clothing/jackets-and-coats/60165712/Speckled-Boxed-Frame-Coat.html"target="_blank"><strong>COUNTRY ROAD Speckled Boxed Frame Coat</a>, $349.00</strong>. More interesting than your old traditional black coat, but still neutral enough to work with almost every item in your wardrobe, this flecked-wool Country Road number is an all-round good buy.
Winter coats
<a href="http://www.boohoo.com/all-coats/elle-wrap-front-oversized-boyfriend-coat/invt/azz34097"target="_blank"><strong>BOOHOO Elle Wrap Front Oversized Boyfriend Coat</a>, $115.00</strong>. What better way to counteract dull wintry weather than with a touch of pastel pink? This oversized number from Boohoo gets ten points for simplicity, plus it's on-trend, well-cut and won't break the bank - win!
Winter coats
<a href="http://www.superette.co.nz/silentium-coat-black.html"target="_blank"><strong>CAMILLA AND MARC Silentium Coat</a>, $1149.00</strong>. Yes, the price tag is rather steep, but this military-inspired classic is so beautiful, I couldn't not include it. As demonstrated by the ever-stylish blogger Amanda from <a href="http://oraclefox.com/" target="_blank">Oracle Fox</a> you really can't go wrong with a simple black wool coat adorned only by gold buttons. Just think of the cost per wear...
Winter coats
<a href="http://www.trenery.com.au/shop/womenswear/clothing/jackets-and-coats/60162403/Wool-Textured-Coat.html"target="_blank"><strong>TRENERY Wool Textured Coat</a>, $399.00</strong>. If you're in the market for a timeless coat that will see you through the next five years or so, then look no further. Crafted from that kind of cozy wool that will keep you snug as a bug in a rug, and with exposed zips that give it just enough edge - this is THE versatile coat you've been looking for.
Winter coats
<a href="http://www.dotti.com.au/shop/en/dotti/jackets-coats/jackets-coats/the-katie-coat"target="_blank"><strong>DOTTI The Katie Coat</a>, $149.95</strong>. Practical it is not, but if you're brave enough, white in winter has never been more chic. With exposed zips and subtle silver studs, this Dotti coat simply sings when styled with stripes and denim.
Winter coats
<a href="http://shop.twentysevennames.co.nz/collections/errthing/products/lostjockeycoat#.U5fq8-Ee688"target="_blank"><strong>TWENTY SEVEN NAMES Lost Jockey Coat</a>, $550.00</strong>. A classic camel coat is one of those wardrobe essentials that works with practically everything - casual enough to wear with jeans and Converse, yet perfectly suitable over a dress and heels combo. This twenty seven names offering is simple, chic and will last you forever.
Winter coats
<a href="http://georgiaalice.com/collections/all/products/sea-king-coat-black"target="_blank"><strong>GEORGIA ALICE Sea King Vest</a>, $569.00</strong>. New label Georgia Alice has really hit the nail on its head when it comes to effortless style - while it's not technically a coat, this fabulous wool vest has won me over with its clean, effortless silhouette and wonderful dove grey hue.
Winter coats
<a href="http://www.jacquie.com.au/shop/en/jacquie/jackets-90560--1/jackets-90560--1/parker-grosgran-trench-coat-518066"target="_blank"><strong>JACQUI E Parker Trench Coat</a>, $229.95</strong>. A wardrobe without a trench coat is like fries without salt - utterly incomplete. Military in origin, the trench has become a classic and really can't be beaten in the versatility stakes. While regulation beige continues to rise in popularity, there's no going past this sheeny black version - the perfect work commute cover-up perhaps?
Winter coats
<a href="http://www.asos.com/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3356803"target="_blank"><strong>ASOS Longline Coloured Check Coat</a>, $148.26 on sale</strong>. Ahhh, and THIS is why I'm such a fan of Asos - if you're not already on the bandwagon, here's a reason why you need to throw caution to the wind and jump aboard. This checked number is an absolute dead-ringer for Stella McCartney's much-coveted coat of the season - a design which was seen on more fashion bloggers than any other during the Autumn/Winter shows - and thus became a fully-fledged trend starter. Just be sure to get in quick - because at this price, these babies are bound to sell like hotcakes.
Winter coats
<a href="http://www.theiconic.com.au/Infinite-Coat-134974.html"target="_blank"><strong>WISH Infinite Coat</a>, $147 on sale</strong>. That image of Kate Middleton cuddling wee Prince George alongside her main man as they departed our shores will be forever etched in our memories for many reasons, but leg-flashing and adorable baby facial expressions aside, there's no doubting just how stunning our favourite royal looked that day. So for a Kate-inspired look, a repliKate if you will, this cherry-red Wish number is just the thing.
Winter coats
<a href="http://www.andreamooreboutique.com/estore/style/co18701.aspx"target="_blank"><strong>ANDREA MOORE Rain Horse Play Coat</a>, $450.00</strong>. When it comes to dressing for cooler temperatures, it's all to easy to rely on black and brown with an occasional sprinkling of grey, but sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone and opting for bright prints is just the thing. This bold Andrea Moore parka is both pretty and practical (waterproofing has never looked so good) and I'm especially taken by the gorgeous back pleat.
Winter coats
<a href="http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Drape-Front-Parka/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3682385&cid=2641&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=204&sort=-1&clr=Khaki"target="_blank"><strong>ASOS Drape Front Parka</a>, $108.13 on sale</strong>.Finally, a dressier reincarnation of that khaki jacket that's been everywhere the past few seasons! The draping feels fresh, yet it's still slouchy in an off-duty model kind of way and I'm loving the optional waist-cinching detail - perfect for adding your own belt a la Olivia Palermo.
Winter coats
<a href="http://shop.rubynz.com/estore/style/rw1433-gy.aspx?c=28"target="_blank"><strong>RUBY Lola Cape</a>, $449</strong>. With superhero-inspired logo jumpers dominating the runways earlier in the year, it comes as no surprise that the cape emerged as the fitting partner in crime. Seen in the collections of designers from Mulberry to Peter Pilotto, the cape is shaping up to be the ideal throw-on-and-go piece of the season. Just be sure to pair it with streamlined separates or a no-fuss dress for maximum impact.

Dark days and chilly temps are upon us, but never fear - there is a silver lining to those threatening clouds...

With cold weather comes a genuine reason to invest in a warm, see-you-through-anything staple coat and let's face it, a coat is about as close to love as you can get with clothing.

A coat hugs you, shields you - it's basically a stylish blanket with sleeves - and due to the amount of time you're likely to spend in this puppy over the next couple of months, it's certainly worth some careful consideration.

So here's 15 of the best coats around currently in store or online.

From cozy wrap numbers to classic trench-coats, you're bound to find one (or a few, we won't tell) cover-ups to slot seamlessly into your winter wardrobe.

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