While the icy winter temps, artic winds and persistent rain are enough to keep us rugged up indoors with a cup of hot cocoa all season long, braving the outdoors whether it be for work or the sake of our social lives, is inevitable.
So, when we do decide to step out, layering up—stylishly, of course—is essential, starting with a chic jacket.
Arguably more comfortable and versatile than the classic coat, a great jacket can take you from brunch to the bar effortlessly.
If you’re looking to invest in the staple piece, there are a few key iterations that have been dominating the wardrobes of the style set this year that you should know about.
Bomber and aviator styles were the jacket du jour for off-duty models during this year’s Fall/Winter Fashion Weeks, while the y2k resurgence’s stranglehold has seen fur-trimmed numbers revived.
Our obsession with the over-sized shirt has seen the rise of the shacket—a hybrid between shirt and jacket—and the cosy, comfort of the quilted puffer still reigns supreme.
Now in winter’s icy grip, we’re looking to stock up on every style, and have rounded up the best buys of the season, below.
Maddison HockeyMaddison Hockey is the Shopping Editor (digital) at marie claire and ELLE. When she’s not online shopping, she’s furiously binge-watching the latest watercooler show, but more often than not, she’s doing both simultaneously.