Trendy Alternatives to the Black Winter Coat

December 6, 2016

It may be dark and gloomy outside, but you don’t have to mimic the weather with your choice of winter outerwear. Why not change it up this season and go for one of the many trendy alternatives to the steadfast black coat?

From formal classics to cosy casuals, the high street is crammed with styles in a range of seasonal colours and it’s easier than ever to find a wool blend or a high quality lightweight fabric on a budget. What’s more, all of the Tu winter coats have been designed to look great while keeping the cold at bay.

The go-to Parker

First up is the classic Parka, made famous in the 1960’s by the mod revolution and later adopted by icons of 90’s britpop. You don’t have to be a Gallagher brother to appreciate the simplicity of the Parka nowadays though, complete with deep pockets and that famous fur-trimmed hood. Always on trend and always a favourite, no winter wardrobe is complete without a classic khaki green number.


The classic camel coat

Another classic is the camel coat, which has enjoyed a long awaited revival during recent years. It is impossible not to look suave in a one of these, making it just one of those styles that can instantly lift any outfit to another level. Opt for wool blends for a real sense of luxury, complete with a classic grey or black scarf and a simple satchel bag.

Embrace the puffer jacket

If you’re planning on spending more time than most outside this winter, your coat is going to need to be up to the job. A puffer jacket is the wearable version of thermal insulation and is all but guaranteed to keep the heat in and the chill out during colder months. This navy blue option ticks all the style boxes and is a style looks particularly good paired with jeans and a wooly hat at the weekend.


Raincoats and macs

As I’m sure we’ve all come to realise by now, it rains a lot in the UK at this time of year. When it comes to winter coats this rather damp weather is best suited to the one and only rain mac. There are lots of different variations on the classic mac jacket, with almost every shape, colour and style being catered to on the high street. The classic beige mac looks ace over a suit for work and is sure to keep you warm and dry all winter long, while a sophisticated grey number makes a welcome addition to any winter wardrobe.

The fail-safe Harrington

Harrington jackets are arguably more of a transitional piece than a winter one, but can be layered over the top of t-shirts and thin knit jumpers for a cool, sports-luxe look during the colder seasons. What’s more is that this style comes in a practically never-ending range of colours, from the classic blues and burgundies to dove greys and vibrant orange-reds. Team yours with a plain white t-shirt and jeans to ensure that this all-time classic is the centre focus at all times.

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