Finding the right jacket for Winter can be difficult with the ever-changing weather. Having a lighter jacket is ideal when faced with milder days, but you’ll also need a hooded, padded jacket for winter storms. Here we’ll go through the different types of winter jackets and coats, which one you’ll want for different situations, and which are our personal favourites.
THE ICONIC PUFFER
Puffer jackets are designed to keep you warm even in the chilling wind; they provide a retro, urban look and are perfect for casual day-time wear. The North Face have nailed the puffer jacket. The iconic Nuptse inspired by the 1996 Nuptse, packs plenty of retro punch. It doesn’t just look great, its lofty goose down insulation will keep you toasty warm and the water-repellent finish will keep you dry in those winter storms.
THE CLASSIC GILET
Layer up a classic gilet under a jumper on those milder, dry days. The idea behind the gilet is that they keep your internal organs warm, which should keep you warm all over unless its freezing, whilst letting your shoulders and arms feel free and easy to move.
THE TIMELESS RAIN JACKET
The Helly Hansen Yu rain jacket in navy. Featuring a waterproof outer and a wadded inner for dependable warmth as well as a large drawstring hood. This is the timeless rain jacket you need in your wardrobe; rain jackets are perfect for when it’s raining (go figure) but isn’t hot enough for you to bulk up in a big winter coat. Rain jackets are also a great last addition to any layering outfits you may want to try.
THE VERSATILE WINDBREAKER
This classic windbreaker from Lyle and Scott, designed in a lightweight but durable fabric is perfect for those milder wet days. The elasticated hem and hood, is designed to lock in warmth. There is also an internal mesh lining which ensures ultimate breathability throughout, keeping you dry but not bulked down.
THE ORIGINAL PARKA
For those snowy days, this Everest Parka from Superdry will keep you warm and dry without breaking the bank. Featuring a large hood with detachable faux fur trim. A quilted lining offering extra warmth and an internal pocket; a great place to keep your keys and phone. This is the must-have piece for your autumn winter collection. Parkas are easy to match with most outfits, making them the perfect go-to coat no matter what the weather.
THE TRUCKER JACKET
Levis, the home of denim, have created the ideal autumn winter jacket. This Sherpa Trucker may not look like your average winter coat but with its seasonal update, it will keep you warm during those colder days. Featuring warm sherpa insulation and a soft quilted lining in the sleeves. This jacket has serious comfort with a confident style. It’s bound to become one of your favourite pieces in your autumn winter collection and adds to every outfit rather than taking away.
Written by: Bronwen Collins