With the temperatures continuing to fall and the threat of snow always around the corner, it’s safe to say that winter has arrived. Whether it’s a season you look forward to, or you’d rather enter hibernation mode until spring, there’s no denying that whenever winter comes around so does a change in fashion. Coats and jackets are out in full force and with so many styles to choose from, you can’t help but get involved.

So, if you’re hoping to seek out this season’s best coats, you might want to pay attention to some of the top winter trends that have emerged during AW18. Whether you want something to complement your style, or you’re feeling brave, there’s a coat perfect for you this year. Here are 5 IDEAL winter coats trends to get your hands on this season.

Puffa Jackets

We have seen puffa jackets and Monclear inspired coats soar in popularity in previous seasons, and they’ve once again made an appearance this winter. Keeping you warm while offering a stylish design, they look great in any colour. Often featuring a hood for extra practicality, and faux fur details for extra style, puffa jackets have been seen across the runway this season. With high end and high street fashion labels both offering puffa jackets for AW18, it’s a style you’ll want to snap up sooner rather than later.

Shearling Detail

Offering an element of cosy comfort, investing in a jacket with shearling detail will keep you warm right the way through until spring decides to show her beautiful face. Shearling jackets are having a popular season, with jackets featuring collars, sleeves and lining made from shearling or borg material the biggest hitters. Updating the likes of denim and biker jackets, shearling detail can add a wintry aspect to your outfit for AW18.

Faux Fur Coats

One of the more glamorous designs to come out of AW18, faux fur coats are luxurious without the controversy. Usually seen in pastel shades like peach or grey, as well as deep colours like burgundy or black, faux fur coats ensure you stand out from the crowd.

Inspired by celebs and beauty bloggers up and down the country, this style has been seen more and more over the past few months. Whether you opt for a longer length or a cropped fur jacket is entirely up to you.

Trench Coats

Seen across multiple catwalks for AW18, trench coats never seem to go out of style. They’re a classic, which means you may well already own one. If you don’t, then it’s time to invest; it’ll last you for years and is practical as well as stylish.

A design that won’t be going anywhere fast, trench coats look great in block colours, plaid patterns and in a number of different colours. Look out for navy, khaki or burgundy colours to really blend in with this season’s shades. Providing that flattering belted feature, trench coats are a must-have this winter.

Biker Jacket

A classic design that can’t be overlooked even in the depths of winter, biker jackets are perfect for a more casual, easy approach to AW18. For occasions when an oversized coat is not necessary, a biker jacket provides just the right amount of style and warmth. Often embellished with faux fur collars, or made using suedette material, biker jackets can be both feminine and edgy. With different colours to choose from like pastel pink, grey and tan, you don’t have to go for the classic black; although no one would blame you if you did.

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Rachel is the beauty and fashion director at IDEAL. She loves trying new products and is an avid fan of London's fashion, from the high end to the high street.