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7 Ageless must-have Winter coats and jackets

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Jackets and coats are a daily style staple in the chilly winter months.  But having only one or two options in your wardrobe can get very monotonous.

For a versatile wardrobe, these #ageless essentials will see you through the chilly months for day and night:

The Trench:
Marlene Dietrich in A Foreign Affair, Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Meryl Streep in Kramer vs Kramer are just a few of the iconic big-screen moments of this perennial favourite.  In black and camel, this is every woman’s style essential.

The Blazer:
Personally, I can’t survive without it.  Either effortlessly cool or elegantly tailored, this wardrobe essential runs the gamut of style from day to night paired with jeans or a tailored pant or dress.  (And of course is the most versatile travelling companion).

The Wrap Coat:
The perfect ‘topper’ when days are cool, throw on and go in style.

The Biker/Leather Jacket:
There is a reason just about every French woman has a biker jacket in her closet – it’s ageless, classic, cool and oh-so tres chic.

Statement Coat:
How many ways can I praise the virtues of a statement coat? Endlessly.  It lifts a monochrome outfit on lazy style days, it’s an elegant topper over evening ensembles, or a show-stopping stand-alone piece.  For those who like making big statements, opt for eye-catching designs or finishes such as faux fur, embellishments or prints.  For those who like a more refined style statement, you can’t beat a classic style in bright hues such as red, blue or tangerine.

The Puffer:
I must admit it took me a while to ‘warm’ to the puffer, but now that I am a convert to it’s pillowy comfort, I simply can’t live without it to keep me cosy and warm on winter weekends.

Cape Coat:
It’s now a firm favourite on the ‘must-have’ list, a cape coat adds glamour to work or weekend ensembles.

Style information – all items from Witchery, go to for more:

Modern trench $199.95; Double button blazer $279.95; Wrap trim coat $399.95; Soft cape $299.95; Long line puffer $199.95; Leather biker $599.95; Mira coat $449.95.


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