Winter has finally set in and it it’s time to get your coats out! You probably have a bunch of them, but who doesn’t like to get something new for the season? Outerwear instructions are seriously exciting: will you switch between trench styles, rendered in leather, or opt for heritage tweeds? Catching the eye, too, are ever-practical puffer down jackets (styled now with sharp tailoring) as well as tartan and check patterns served now in a kaleidoscope of colors. But if we’re talking investment buys there’s no doubt it’s a toss-up between a luxurious belted cashmere number or a heavyweight jacquard chenille leopard print style, both modern heirlooms. The hardest part? Deciding which one to give precious wardrobe space to. Trend: Leopard Those of you with a penchant for leopard print will know that the quest for the perfect spot is no easy task. However, Calvin Klein, Victoria Beckham, Michaael Kors, Roberto Cavalli and Max Mara are due too hit the mark – all have delivered brilliant spotted treats that demand your attention. Trend: Softly Belted Investing in a super sumptuous belted coat was the overriding memo from the autumn/winter 2018 runways. The key takeaways: it should be cinched, oversized enough to hunker down under, and ankle-grazing in length. Trend: Leather This season’s leather coat offering was so plentiful and sleek that you could switch from slick trench styles at Max Mara and Miu Miu, to Seventies-infused at Loewe, with rich autumnal hues that would complement any skin tone.