(Coat: Zara; Belt and bag: ASOS; Boots: Topshop; Dress underneath: H&M; Watch: Michael Kors)
Basically I'm bunging two outfits into one post as neither outfit sets the world alight but both are all about the outer layers. This is, without a doubt, this year's hero coat. Sure I've got a couple of other stunners - the Simply Be one here being a prime example, with the other one to be cracked out when the temperature drops a little further - but this one is the default. The goes-with-everything. The dress down, smarten up coat, as suitable for a 'country' walk as it is for taking out on the town. Bonus points for BELTING. It's taken me way too long to get round to belting coats. So, that's one option for a classic winter coat - simple tailoring.
(Coat: ASOS; Jeans and scarf below: Topshop; Trainers: Nike; Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs; Watch: Michael Kors)
Alternatively, you want something a bit more OTT. So here's last year's hero coat, dragged out of storage when it suddenly got cold. Again, took me way too long to get around to having more leopard print (it's basically a neutral, we've all accepted that now) in my life and these coat goes with everything.
And, of course, everyone needs a good scarf heading into winter. If you're like me, you'll demand one that clashes with everything else.