Winter coats have never been more crucial, as the great British walk has become ever-more popular during 2020. Here are our picks of the stylish but warm styles available on the high street and online.

It’s never truly winter until you’re pulling on a long, warm coat. This season, the great outdoors matter more than ever as we face ever-changing regulations. You’re looking for a coat that’s chic yet cosy, on trend but practical.

The past year has highlighted many fashion issues. That includes the inner tussle between buying something in the spur of the moment because it’s on trend, versus picking an item because you genuinely like it and will get your money’s worth. We can all buy into trends that don’t actually suit us (block highlights anyone?) but during a time where everything feels harder, treating ourselves to something genuinely wearable can bring us just a little more joy.

Here are a few coats which are on trend with a vintage feel — timeless additions to any wardrobe.

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Parka, £99.99, Zara

This parka comes with a detachable faux fur trim and deep pockets, making it perfect for long walks in the countryside or along the beach. With features including water repellent and wind breaker technology, this is the coat you pull on when it’s miserable outside. Pair with a cashmere beanie and a hot chocolate for the ultimate winter walking experience.

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Leather trench, £349, Massimo Dutti

Vintage-style leather jackets have been overtaking as the winter outerwear must-have since late 2018 and they’re showing no sign of disappearing. This gorgeous, diesel coloured leather trench from Massimo Dutti is beautifully cut with a wide collar and buckle strap. It’s an easy pull-on-and-go look. Team with an oatmeal oversized roll neck, dark blue jeans and tracker boots.

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Faux shearling jacket, £69, M&S

The aviator jacket comes back into fashion every few years, always reinvented in a way that makes it irresistible. The faux shearling of this style helps add warmth, with the design a stronger nod to the classic aviator style than we’ve seen in recent years. The buckle detail on the collar makes it a dressier option, so pair with your favourite boots and structured trousers.

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Puffer jacket, £59.99, H&M

Puffer jackets are a stable for any winter wardrobe. This gorgeous number from H&M comes in a heavenly merlot colour, made with imitation leather for extra style points. With the high neck, it makes the ideal walking coat if you’re shopping or out for a stroll through town. Wear it with boxy, wide leg trousers and tough biker boots for the ultimate winter look.

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Reversible jacket, £79, Topshop

Sometimes you need a winter jacket that multitasks. This beauty is reversible, making it a versatile choice. If you’re looking for a jacket that you’ll wear in so many different ways, then this is the one.

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Wool coat, £89.99, Mango

For lots of us, wool coats are what winter dressing is all about. While they may not be waterproof, they more than make up for it with their cosiness and classic style. This checked style is ideal for wearing on a brisk winter morning, styled with a knit dress and sleek buckle boots.