Even though it’s pretty warm outside in Canberra at the moment, winter is in fact on it’s way.

I am a born and bred Canberran so the impending cooler weather doesn’t bother me, but for my interstate friends; it’s a different story. I don’t think there are enough words you can use to describe a Canberra winter to someone who isn’t from here, so it’s best to just let them experience it for themselves I think!

In order to prevent you from suffering hypothermia this winter, and to also ensure that you look as stylish and sophisticated as you can whilst all rugged up; I have found 6 winter coats that are a must have for your wardrobe.

Obviously I don’t encourage you to purchase them all, but all I will say that it is good have plenty of options…


A Military Coat 

Everybody needs a military coat. Why? Because they are designed to cover your entire body in warmth! This Witchery Military Coat has a double-breasted style, which makes it a statement, classic piece. This wool coat will keep you super warm and cosy, and will work with all your winter ensembles.


A Sleeveless Coat

Sleeveless coats are great for layering, and for warmer winter days. This Seed Sleeveless Coat has a comfortable sleeveless style with an open body front and waist tie. Perfect for styling over your favourite pair of denim jeans and ankle boots for weekend wear.


A Parka

Parkas are great for weekends in the countryside, or for those really windy winter days. They have great structure, and are also easy to style. The Country Road Tie Waist Parka is simple and chic, and features patch pockets, a hood and a bedford cord that ties around the waist. This one is unlined, so has a less structured feel as well.

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A Bomber Jacket

The bomber jacket is back in style and is perfect for every day wear. They are comfortable, cool and super easy to style. The Topshop Quilted MA1 Bomber Jacket has quilted detailing with elasticised hem and cuffs, front pockets and a zip up front. Perfect for channeling a street style look. Style over a pair of boyfriend jeans and sneakers! topshopbomberA Cape

Update your outwear wardrobe with a simple, lightweight cape. This Topshop Lightweight Cape has a great throw on feel, perfect for both day and evening wear. Crafted in a nude mink colour, it features double breasted buttons on the front, pockets, and a stylish collar. Style this down with a pair of cute ballet flats and skinny jeans, or up with a pair of over-the-knee boots.

capeA Tweed Coat

If you’re looking for a coat that you can just throw over your every day work outfit, this is the one. The ROMWE Single Button Tweed Coat is constructed from tweed and has great winter warming qualities. It features a single button closure and stand up collar. Perfect for pairing with an all black outfit, or even a wool turtle neck!


In order to stay motivated throughout the cooler months, it’s important to wear outfits that are going to lift your mood and excite you. I recommend experimenting with your winter coat wardrobe and add a variety of styles in such as the ones listed above.

Although its practical to have your stock standard double breasted coats, it’s also good to mix it up with capes, bombers, and parkas. This way, come your weekend brunch date, you’ll have a variety of options!

How do you stay warm in winter?