Remember when your mum used to tell you to buy a nice 'sensible coat' for the colder months? It's only now that I've managed to shrug off the idea that clothes require some sensible thought (well, sometimes they might). Thankfully there's a lot of fashion forward items on our shop rails that might just turn out to have a healthy dollop of sensibility too.

I've picked a few fab coats that are not only useful for keeping you warm and dry this season, but they're also the sort of pieces that will turn heads. In wonderfully daring colours, these transform the usually loathed item that covers up your outfit into a key piece. My favourite is the patent mac from Topshop (left), which makes the perfect rain coat and also looks effortlessly cute and unique. Which do you prefer? Read over for details of how to buy it.

Product Details:
Red Patent Trench, £80 from Topshop

Fever Coat with Tie Waist, £95 from Oli

Wanna Coat from French Connection UK, £160