High Street Winter Coats

marisa.bell@hearst.co.uk (Marisa Bell)
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Our Guide To The Best Winter Coats For The Weekend - AW12

With its focus leather tie, this French Connection number looks like it’s just come straight off the catwalk.

The longer length at the back adds a flattering finish while its two tone beige and grey panel back nods to this season’s nude and minimalist trends.

Although it doesn’t hit stores for another month or so, we couldn’t resist including this burgundy number from Banana Republic.

With its belted waist, wide collar and in an eye-catching burgundy tone, it’s an easy-to-wear option that will instantly pull together and add polish to any dressed down weekend look.

We’ve fallen in love with numerous pieces from the Whistles autumn winter 2012 collection – not least the extensive outerwear offering.

This double breasted animal print coat is slouchy in fit and adds an effortlessly nod to one of AW12’s biggest trends and the season’s love affair with volume.

A real hit with Red magazine’s fashion team, the parka inspired colour block number from Warehouse ticks all the right boxes.

From its sheepskin collar, to oversized pockets complete with visible zip detail and contrasting muted tones, it’s so on trend and for under £100, a great buy that will stylishly see you through the season.

A classic parka is a wardrobe essential that’s practical, functional and stylish. With its practical faux fur hood, it would be a great option for the school run.

Team with a pair of skinny jeans and coloured ballet pumps for a chic off duty urban look.

If you’re looking for a neutral coloured overcoat that will translate with ease from your weekend to workwear wardrobe, then consider this bargain H&M number.

With its nipped in belted waist, it helps to create a flattering silhouette while adding a lighter touch to darker blank canvas looks.

Trial the tweed coat look in a subtle way with this chain detail Zara staple. With oversized pockets and eye-catching hardware detail, it’ll effortlessly add a tougher edge to more prim looks.

Super versatile, it’s also a great workwear staple that’s chic and on trend.

A big hit on the catwalk at the likes of Jil Sander, Chloe and Emilia Wickstead, winter pastels made up the season’s surprising colour palette.

In a pale lavender shade, Cos’ interpretation of the trend focused on colour leading pieces such as this Pocket Coat with a classic silhouette, clean lines and minimal finish.

With its funnel neck and contrasting body and sleeve tweed check, this Tula Coat from All Saints has a subtle yet statement feel.

Throw over a shift dress and add a structured leather bag and high heels for a look that means business in the boardroom.

For AW12 fashion ideas, check out our Fashion Trends galleries or for ongoing wardrobe solutions, visit our other What to Wear features.

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