So it’s got cold enough for you to bust out that big winter investment coat you forked out for. Good for you, pal! Problem is, you’re only halfway done. Have you considered what to wear underneath that cold-crushing garment to show it off to full effect? No? Fear not. We’ve got a few ideal solutions for you…
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7 STYLISH JACKET/JUMPER COMBOS
By Style Feed Staff, 7 February 2019
Best for a bomber
An all-round, inter-seasonal winner, the bomber jacket is the MVP of any outerwear line-up. Ideal for winter, spring and autumn, simply team with an oversized grey hoodie for a layered look that also keeps the chill out when the temperature really drops. Extra points for representing with some patchwork jeans, but a classic mid-wash denim and comfy-trainer combo will do nicely, too.
Best for a camel coat
The classic camel colourway has been enjoying its moment in the sartorial spotlight over the past couple of seasons but it never truly goes out of style. Now, it's not a jumper, but with a curveball 'fit this good, it’s worth mentioning the double-jacket look. The simple zip-up cover-up in a neutral shade underneath makes for a lesson in muted layering. It also leaves room to experiment with some louder accessory choices, like an orange beanie, striped socks and statement Docs.
Best for a pea coat
This one's for when the weather really starts to get chilly. Honestly, we can’t remember a time when a pea coat wasn’t an absolute winter essential. All those naval vibes, and a strong association with Hollywood heroes (Redford, Nicholson and Peck for starters), mean you can spend that bit extra on one, knowing it'll stand the test of time. While you’re splurging, add a ribbed turtleneck or cable-knit jumper to your bag to partner with it, so you can nail that stylish seafarer look.
Best for a parka
There are a few things in life that you should never, ever mess with. An expensive steak, an Old Fashioned cocktail, Conor McGregor – and the parka. It's a coat so perfectly suited to beating winter that its furry hood, modish colourway and long length are non-negotiable. Honour tradition by sticking to the simple classics underneath – a crew-neck sweater in a muted shade will keep the comfort levels at maximum.
Best for a trench coat
Another outerwear classic, the humble trench has been stylishly blocking chaps from the elements since becoming a military staple during World War 1. Ticking two trend boxes off his sartorial list, this guy has opted for a muted one and branched out with a bright knit. With colour firmly at the top of the hype tree for 2019, he’s made the most of the look by stripping it back with cropped black trousers and matching sensible shoes. Fair play.
Best for a puffer
From life-saving mountain gear to streetwear staple, the puffer has been wrapping us up since way back in 1936. Fast forward to now and its popularity is unprecedented. With the unstoppable 90s influence dominating yet another season (and era heavyweights like Supreme and The North Face still serving up ultra-coppable looks), you can forgive this guy for taking his look right back to 1999. Commitment levels to the max, he's gone full logocore with a matching track top and joggers underneath his Fila puffer, while proving that some rules are made to be broken with a pair of chunky Dr. Martens. Some may say audacious – we say super steezy.
Best for a shacket
Workwear has seen a massive revival in recent years, and a key item of said revival is the shacket, a hybrid made for styling out tricky transitional weather. You know, those 'chilly mornings, warmer afternoons' kinda vibes. Take a lesson from this street styler and pair a denim shacket with a bright, bold sweatshirt, while keeping things classic down below with relaxed chinos and Docs. Bravo for matching his specs to that corduroy lining, too.