We've arrived at the point in winter when dragging your quilt around like a cape, à la Bridget Jones is no longer a sad girl move but essential to stay warm. If we weren't going through an energy crisis, we'd simply turn the heater up (read: on – those electricity bill hikes hurt). However, while we're more than happy to embrace all that is daggy in the privacy of our own homes, ditching the blanket is an inevitable reality for those of us who must, at some point, leave the house. The solution? Quilted jackets.
Landing somewhere between a duvet and puffer jacket, we've been eyeing off this style of outerwear for quite some time. There's something undeniably equestrian about it, but perhaps that's because all I can think of is Queen Elizabeth II wrapped in a silk headscarf, wearing wellies and a quilted Barbour coat to feed her horses at Sandringham.
Anyhow, the arctic conditions has simply given us an excuse to cave. From an always chic diamond-quilted option courtesy of Totême, the cult favourite ripstop style from The Frankie Shop, a vibrant patchwork offering from Japanese label Kapital that's clearly taken a lesson in dopamine-dressing, and a belted satin coat alternative from Acne Studios, these are the quilted jackets on offer this season.
For more winter edits, we've got you covered. Take this list of the best puffer jackets or this one for our favourite winter coats of the season. Find a roundup of the most striking knee-high boots to march you through winter. And we all know dressing for a loved ones nuptials is particularly hard during the cooler months, so take this edit of dresses to wear to a winter wedding.