There was snow on my driveway this morning. Actual, real life snow. It was very pretty for the three minutes it remained before melting, but unfortunately, with snow comes bitter, icy cold; the kind of cold that results in your wearing a coat in the office, trying desperately to type while wearing gloves.

No? Just us then! My point is, it's cold and that means coats. Lots of lovely, warm coats. These three checked numbers are available on the high street now if you've just discovered your Kate Moss for Topshop leather jacket is impractical when the temperature drops below zero. Go under the cut for details.

Black and white belted checked coat £45 New Look
Checked frill long coat £75 Miss Selfridge
Blue, cream and black checked belted coat £56 Red Herring at Debenhams