Yesterday snow was upon us in London, but there's no need to scramble for a good coat if you check out my Editor's Picks...


You'll be as snug as a teddy bear in this perfectly cut, oversize shearling coat from the Gap. Probably the warmest of all the options shown here, this is a coat to live in in the winter with its large collar that keeps the wind at bay and huge pockets. The two-for-one aspect of this coat is hugely compelling as well, as if cut off the tag and it becomes fully reversible with the shearling inside to keep you cosy. Well, I would anyhow! It's got a price tag higher than what you might be used to at the Gap, but it's a true classic and will be a lifetimer in your wardrobe so you can pretty much amortize it for about £1 a wear. Now that's value.

Earrings by Jenny Bird.


Every woman needs a trusty trenchcoat in their wardrobe – and even though it's a style usually reserved for spring, it can easily be transitioned into your winter closet by wrapping up a thick jumper underneath. This trench, from Finery, is cut so well that it sits effortlessly on the body (and is just oversized enough to ensure you can pile on those layers underneaths), and with its large angular collar and luxurious caramel hue, it adds a dose of well-put-together sophistication to your outfit. 

LK Bennett

I love the couture silhouette on this Delli coat from LK Bennett. It's cut from a fine houndstooth weave in virgin wool with an A-line shape at the bottom, perfect for those knee-high boots we always ponder how best to wear. The coat's belt and resulting cinched-in waist makes me feel très Audrey Hepburn. It's that notion of the coatdress: the kind of outerwear you don't want to take off even when you've gotten to your destination. Very chic.

Earrings by Eshvi.


My newest obsession are the couple behind Arjé - Oliver and Bessie Corral (former head designers of Donna Karan's Urban Zen) - who have taken the time to thoughtfully and comprehensively create their own see-now-buy-now luxury line of essentials that will be sure to nudge a bunch of pieces from your wardrobe to make room for their classics. This Stella double-face cashmere coat is just one example of something I didn't want to take off, let alone face the snowy London day we shot in (you couldn't tell from the images!). It comes with extra large pockets and side and back slits that look amazing when you move and they even made room for my chunky sweater with their wide sleeves which can be pulled up, as I did.

They have a new pop-up in Selfridges and their packaging is divine, coming with scented wood shards and charms to ward away evil. It's one of the rare times a brand launches with wholehearted branding and communications, all of which point in the direction of a calm, thoughtful and meaningful life, much like what their clothes help provide.

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