The best part about winter is wrapping up in fabulous outerwear. If you only invest in three outerwear pieces this winter then make it a show-stopping coat, a chic oversized cardi and an oh-so-stylish cape. A great fitting, top quality coat should last you a good few winters before you need to invest in a new one (oh yes ladies, a good coat should be treated as a wardrobe investment!) and a chic and stylish cape or over-sized cardi can easily be mixed and matched with your existing wardrobe. Winter is nowhere near over so we thought we would bring you our top picks of must-have coats, capes and cardigans for the chilly season.

All of these are available from online store, this winter.

1. The Multi-way Cape – R1 960

Cape Coat Diane

The WomenStuff team is head over heels in love with this cape by South African based fashion label, DIANE. The chic black, cape coat can be worn two ways, short or long and is one size fits all.

How to wear it: For a chic and polished office look, wear the cape short and pair it with a patterned skirt, tights, and over-the-knee boots. If wearing your cape with a skirt scares you that’s fine too! Capes are definitely easier to pull off with pants and you can’t go wrong with leather leggings, a turtle-neck sweater, and high-heeled ankle booties.

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2. The Jane Coat – R3 450

Jane Coat, Diane

Another winner from SA-based designer DIANE, the Jane Coat is sophistication personified! This chic wool belted coat with draped collar is on the WomenStuff team’s ‘lust-have’ list this winter and pairs beautifully with trousers and dresses!

How to wear it: this stunning coat can be worn open, to show off your outfit underneath or belted to accentuate your waistline and the coat of course! Pair with skinny jeans, or leggings and a pretty high heeled pump or ankle boots to make your outfit pop.

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3. The Over-Sized Cardigan – R850.00 (on sale!)

Indiana by Freda cardigan

Over-sized cardigans are so hot right now and we love this hooded version from Melbourne label, Indiana by Freda. With leather trim, lined leather sleeves, and hood this knit cardigan coat is a must-have this winter.

How to wear it: Our Editor, Crystal personally selected this item for her wardrobe and she loves to pair hers with black grey treggings, a white slouchy T-shirt and wedge-heeled ankle boots. It also looks fabulous with an infinity scarf, skinny jeans and sneakers.

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4. The Claire Coat – R1 700

Claire Coat Diane

Fancy yourself a bit of a duchess? Then this cream coat by DIANE  is a must-have for your wardrobe! We can imagine Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wearing this regal white number when dropping her little prince off at creche for the day or waving at commoners from the balcony of her palatial home.

How to wear it: embrace the monochromatic look and pair your cream coloured Claire coat with a pair of black skinny jeans, a black turtleneck jersey and black ankle boots for a casual day-time look.

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5. The Eco Leather Jacket – R2 280

Eco leather jacket, Diane

We absolute adore this ultra soft eco-leather jacket with peplum detail. This unique jacket is tailored to perfection and is available in burgundy and black. This jacket is a must-have for ladies who want to add a little bit of edge to their winter wardrobe.

How to wear it: for a seriously sassy look, zip it up and pair your jacket with a pencil skirt and sky-high heels. Or for a fun and flirty date night outfit pair your skirt with a flowy feminine skirt and high-heeled ankle boots.

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