Keeping with the faux fur theme (it is warm after all!), I love this black jacket from Phase Eight. I just wish there was something along these lines, but with a hood as I hate having to carry an umbrella!
Fern Faux Fur Jacket, £130 at House of Fraser
This grey coat from Biba at House of Fraser looks equally cosy:
But again, no hood :-(
This one from Next is less pricey and comes in at £70, but it doesn't look as cosy without the collar:
My other thought was to get a shorter parka with a hood which would hopefully be cosy, but smarter than my North Face. Something along the lines of this Mint Velvet parka perhaps...
Or this fur lined one from Oasis, which is a much more reasonable £88:
Or how about a duffel coat with a hood, in navy unfortunately but fits the bill in terms of smart/casual I think:
And lastly, I wanted to share this beauty... totally glam and not what I'm looking for, but I love it!
Tell me, what coat and jacket style are you wearing this winter? I need some inspiration! :-)
PS Thankfully tonight I don't need to head out into the cold, as Social and Cocktail are coming to mine for an intimate cocktail party with a few of my friends. Watch this space for more details...