With the temperature dropping and the heavens opening as soon as it hits 3pm, our attention turns to the winter coat. This is the one purchase which, when you get it right, can transform your outfit and see you through the whole season and beyond. Think of it as an investment piece. However, depending on your style and lifestyle, we all need different coats for varying situations. So, I've taken the stress out of "the search" with my guide to the best coats online right now...all you have to do is "click" to buy.
SCHOOL RUN MUM
This is the one coat that has to work hard. It needs to be waterproof, warm, preferably with a hood and have an element of style whilst being something you can easily throw on in a hurry - a tall order? Take your pick from these contenders and you'll always look like you've got yourself "together" at the school gates (even if you haven't).
This coat is the all-rounder. It's smart and structured for work, yet also works well with jeans and Converse on wintery weekends or over a dress for a night out. Choose colour or texture to inject some fun into your look or keep it classic in tonal greys and chic khakis.
MAKE A STATEMENT
If you like something a bit stand-outish then opt for bold colours, a jazzy print or statement detailing. Perfect for lifting the simplest of outfits, the statement coat is a wardrobe winner and will make you feel instantly on trend and cool, when you might be feeling anything but.
JUST THE JACKET
For when you just need a fab jacket. The go-to item that instantly takes your outfit from zero to hero in a flash. Easy and wearable, the jacket is the one thing you can never have enough of. Perfect for those in-between Autumn days when you're not sure what to wear.
Our Fashion Contributor, Jo, provides The Mother Hub with monthly style edits to take "the search" out of shopping and keep you (and the kids) looking fabulous with the seasons' must-have fashion finds!
If you'd like to find out more about the lady behind the edits, check our Mother Hub Meets interview with Jo.
When she's not at The Mother Hub, you can find Jo blogging over at She Who Shops.