Fur, fringing, gothic glamour and that seventies trend. There are a whole host of whimsical womenswear trends to choose from this season. But forget about fashion fads and wear-once items.
Coats and jackets are your winter wardrobe faithfuls, keeping you covered day in day out. These are our top 10 AW15-16 coat and jacket trends to add some sparks to the darker days. Wear yours over a big polo-neck, another major Winter 2016 trend as seen at DKNY, Hermes and Sonia Rykiel.
1. All cuffed up
Maida Tweed Trench Coat by Unique, £495, Topshop
Knitwear with exaggerated statement cuffs was big news on the AW15 catwalks, with oversized bell-shaped cuffs at Celine and furry cuffs at Michael Kors. Modern design meets classic tweed in this trench coat from Unique at Topshop.
Belted at the waist for an hourglass silhouette, the exaggerated shearling cuffs are very on-trend, creating a just-off-the-catwalk finish. For extra warmth and wearability this trench comes with a detachable quilted body-warmer inside.
2. Fringing frenzy
Fringed jacket, £39.99, Zara
Fringing is in. Think seventies Bohemia and ditsy print shirts and dresses. Layer a brown fringed waistcoat over long sleeves and statement bracelets, pair with distressed denim and ankle boots. This camel suede effect fringed jacket from Zara is beautiful thrown over anything.
3. The velvet touch
Poetry Long Length Velvet Jacket, £199, John Lewis
Dress like a lady in luxe velvet throws and cover-ups this season. This long length velvet jacket from Poetry at John Lewis comes in soft grey or dark grey and is perfect worn over evening wear. Made from silk and velvet, with elegant side splits and a dropped waist and shoulders, this jacket creates a relaxed silhouette.
4. Fluff it up
Long Shaggy Faux Fur Gilet, £65, Topshop
Faux fur is back with a bang this season. Faux fur was seen in diverse textures and contrasting hues from shaggy fuschia pinks to luxurious camel tones at the AW15 shows. Lanvin and Roksanda were all about shearling while Louis Vuitton and Stella McCartney showed off faux furs thick enough to upstage a polar bear.
This rust toned, long-length shaggy faux fur gilet from Topshop brings a seventies hippie vibe. Wear over fitted knitwear with some high-waisted jeans.
5. Quilted luxe
Quilted jacket, £29.99, H&M
Luxe quilting and padded jackets in navy, black and neutral tones as seen at Max Mara, Celine and Fendi, create a figure hugging upmarket finish - wipe clean so great for school runs and dog walks!
This fitted quilted number from H&M comes in navy and khaki and comes with a stand-up collar, gold front zip and zipped side pockets.
6. Get it in check
Checked Car Coat by Boutique, Topshop, £250
Stand out from the crowd in this oversized checked wool coat in bold yellow and black checks. Made from 100% wool with oversized patch pockets, this coat not only makes a style statement, it will keep you warm too. Style with skinny denim or a tailored suit.
7. The regal brocade
'S MAX MARA Albert Brocade Coat, £445, Selfridges
Make like a queen in regal brocades. The stunning Albert Coat from Max Mara comes in a navy and gold patterned brocade with concealed button fastenings at the front, three-quarter length sleeves and an all-over patterned, textured finish. The modern lab coat silhouette adds some edge to a classical fabric.
8. Wild thing animal prints
Animal print faux fur coat, £89.99, Mango
Zebra, tiger, leopard or confused snake Dalmatian hybrid. Whichever animal print you choose this season, work the look with layering, textured fabrics and some wild accessories.
9. Colour blocking and bold graphic prints
Navy geometric swirl pattern jacket, £65, River Island
Vivid patterns and swirls decorated the AW15 collections at Dior, Pucci and Loewe. Outerwear featuring bright colours and unique patterns is a surefire way to brighten up the duller months.
This swirly geometric patterned jacket from River Island is a good place to start.
10. Sequin luxe
Marc Jacobs Sequin-embellished wool-blend cape, £3895, Selfridges
Work two trends in one with this navy sequin-dipped cape from Marc Jacobs which oozes glamour. The houndstooth print wool cape has been dipped in black and silver sequins and is exquisitely tailored with statement buttons, notched lapels and padded shoulders.