20 parkas for nailing trans-seasonal dressing

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Want to invest in something comfortable and stylish and that will keep you warm? Shop our edit of the best parka jackets out there...

You know that tricky period where the winter chill hasn?t quite lifted but the lighter spring days aren’t quite frequent enough? It can cause havoc with our wardrobes, but as ever, here at Marie Claire HQ we’ve set our to find the perfect wardrobe solution. And this season, it comes in the form of utilitarian cover-up.

Parka jackets are everywhere and the high street and designer stores are speedily filling their rails with more directional styles than ever. Sure, the classic khaki is around in various forms but this season, florals, embellishment and ruffles offer a treat for the senses – and your wardrobe.

Not only that, they’re the coolest and cosiest way to nail trans-seasonal dressing. You can dress up a parka for cocktail hour with a LBD as seen on the Saint Laurent runway, or down with Mom jeans, white trainers a statement pouch bag. Either way, the humble parka is designed for versatility.

And whatever the weather, there’s a lightweight or cropped style for you, and for something a touch cosier, there’s the traditional shearling lined and faux fur hood styles perfect for those cooler days. 

If you’re looking for something stylish and comfortable, look no further than the hard-working, endlessly versatile parka jacket. Go for khaki if you want a classic look, or if you want something more original, look out for a burgundy or navy version.

High street brands Zara and Mango have got the classic yet oversized styles covered while M&S and Next are your go-to for something more off-beat.

In the designer camp, there’s a lust-worthy number from M.i.h Jeans and the parka to end all parkas by Mr & Mrs Italy.

So, there’s plenty of choice, whatever your sartorial preference and budget.

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