Jackets & Coats

From cool cocoon coats to chic Burberry trenches, leather jackets to embroidered bombers, if you’re looking for outerwear inspiration, look no further. We’ve got advice on everything from beautiful designer indulgences to brilliant bargain buys. Nothing completes an outfit like a killer coat, so let us share some of our favourites with you to help you look chic in cold weather.

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Break the black and blue rules with Mango's chic coat

Before now, the only time I mixed black and navy was when I accidentally put on the wrong colour tights on a dark, miserable Winter morning. Mixing these two shades was always a big 'no' growing up, one of those fashion... Read more »


Six of the best: Red winter coats

We know what you're thinking. How do you wear a red coat without looking like Little Red Riding Hood? Well, with the Alexander McQueen coat that started our obsession, that's part of the charm. If you're going to wear red... Read more »

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Alice Temperley for Barbour - now available!

After telling you about Alice Temperley's collection for Barbour , I can now reveal that the exclusive range is available to buy! Following in the footsteps of Anya Hindmarch , Temperley has created a capsule... Read more »

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Emma Watson is the first to wear Burberry Bespoke!

The news is still hot off the press, but that didn't stop Emma Watson from being the first to get her mitts on the new Burberry Bespoke collection. The Harry Potter star, and face of Burberry , was snapped in a... Read more »

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Alice Temperley to launch high-end Barbour collection

It seems the old Barbour jacket just keeps getting more stylish. Following on from Anya Hindmarch's collaboration with the heritage brand, Alice Temperley has just announced she will also create a new higher-end... Read more »

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A look at Primark's Autumn 2010 collection

As much as we'd love an endless summer, the horrible truth is that autumn is only a few weeks away *gasp*! So to cheer you up we've got a few images from Primark's autumn '10 lookbook to share with you. Some of the new... Read more »


Anya Hindmarch unveils new range for Barbour

Anya Hindmarch has leant her design skills to creating a capsule collection for British heritage label, Barbour . Her range of jackets and coats has been unveiled , and is due to hit stores in August. It features two... Read more »


Anya Hindmarch to design for Barbour

With her fab English design sensibilities some may say that Anya Hindmarch designing for Barbour couldn't be more fitting. The handbag designer has just signed on to create a line of jackets for the British heritage... Read more »

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Pixie Market Grandpa jacket

Oversized with a hint of Teddy Boy this Eryn Brinie jacket will make a great addition to your winter wardrobe. Team it with a floaty dress to man up a feminine look, or wear with drainpipe trousers for sleek rocker chic.... Read more »

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Angular jackets: the Shoulders Are the Star!

Balmain have made their mark on the CQ readership, you've all been clamouring for their exaggerated-shoulder jackets, but you'll have to wait until the AW 09 stock hits stores late August for the military styles to filter... Read more »

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Burberry, Celine, and Topshop do trench deluxe

We're cooing over Burberry 's ruffle trench at CQ Towers, who needs to spend on dresses when your coat is guaranteed to steal the show? Feminine shapes and soft colours are a great way to ease into spring without... Read more »

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CQ Gallery: 20 Spring jackets to keep you cosy

Though the weather in London today might indicate otherwise, it's Spring, and that means we're fast approaching the time when heavy coats will be too much to lug around all day. So in come jackets; from funky retro bomber... Read more »


My Wardrobe sell the Olsen twins Elizabeth & James line

My Wardrobe have just taken delivery of some pieces from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's 'Elizabeth and James' collection, the slightly (and I do say slightly) more affordable sister to their high-fashion 'The Row' range. And... Read more »

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Channel Rick Owens with this ruffle jacket from Principles

Principles are so unbelievably bang on trend (yes I just used that phrase!) with their ruffle zip jacket (£59) I just can't quite fathom it. Were they intending to channel designer du jour Rick Owens or was that merely a... Read more »


Brighten up your rainy days with Topshop's corset waisted coral trench coat

It's no secret that our Isabelle loves a bit of coral. Since Santa didn't bring her the beloved cape , she's still on the hunt for her favourite colour, and I think - given the dull and depressing weather at the moment -... Read more »

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Winter smart: chic coats

Click image to enlarge Wearing simple jeans and jumper feels so right in the January cold, but how do you keep a semblance of style? Pick a stylish coat and all will be fooled into thinking you are dressed smart from... Read more »


Star style: How to dress for the cold and still look chic

[Images: Rex Features] - click image to enlarge Being from the Antipodes, where winter tends to be more like the summers I have experienced here, dressing for the subzero temperatures of a London winter doesn't come... Read more »


Checked coats to keep you cosy in the snow

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... Read more »


What to wear over those strapless party dresses

The response to yesterday's Helen Mirren story about dresses with sleeves got me thinking about the proliferation of strapless and strappy dresses at this time of year, and the ongoing problem of what to wear with them... Read more »


Britney bounces back after the X Factor by wrapping up warm in Paris!

[Celeb image: Sipa Press/Rex Features] Her X Factor performance may have been slated by the press (and the off-topic reply when talking to Dermot after set the alarm bells ringing) but there's no denying Britney... Read more »


Giles Gold delivers...in silver

The Giles Gold collection by Giles Deacon for New Look has been very hit and miss over the seasons, as we've discussed many times before. However, each new collection does bring us the odd little gem, and this time around... Read more »

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Keep up with our cape selection

Click image to enlarge, full product details after the jump Capes were big news a couple of years ago but I can't seem to get them out of my head at the moment. They're great if you wear lots of layered clothing,... Read more »


Dorothy Perkins are spot-on 70s retro with their faux fur coat

My inner hippy is calling to me. Ever since I saw pictures of my mother in the 70s wearing her fun fur coat with her pageboy haircut, I've wanted one of my own. Mom's was cream, bracelet-sleeved and fastened with one hook at... Read more »

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Peter Jensen colourful mac for Topshop

There are a few additions to Peter Jensen's latest range for Topshop , including a polar bear sweatshirt and this colourful mac. It reminds me of a Rowntree Fruit Pastille Lolly , so much so that I want to start eating... Read more »


Bargain Pick Of The Week: George at Asda's £15 little black coat

When talking in detail last week about shopping for the perfect coat , I emphasised the idea that it's worth splashing out on something beautiful if you can. In Winter you'll get more wear out of a good coat than any other... Read more »


Seeing double: is this the exact same coat with a £45 price difference?

Is it me, or do these coats look identical? When I spotted ASOS.com were flogging a pretty, frill-fronted teal green coat with a tie at the neck, I felt like I was suffering from deja vu. A few weeks before, I'd tried on a... Read more »


How to choose the perfect winter coat

[l-r coats from Wallis (£65), Topshop (£95) and Miss Selfridge (£75)] If there's one thing worth shopping around for, it's you winter coat. With weather like we get in the UK, you'll be getting a lot of wear out of it, so... Read more »