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16 Parkas For Nailing Trans-Seasonal Dressing

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 has almost 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 out to find the perfect wardrobe solution. And this season, it comes in the form of a utilitarian cover-up.

From the high street to designer collections, parka jackets are fast filling rails with more directional styles than ever.

Sure, the classic khaki parka is still a staple, but this season pastel pink, sunshine yellow and chic navy all offer the chance to switch things up. Drawstrings and belts feature to nip in waists for those who like a coat with structure, while flowing, oversized cuts are ruling the casual end.

Not only that, a good parka is the coolest, and cosiest, way to nail trans-seasonal dressing.

best parka jackets

With the right styling you can dress up a navy or khaki parka jacket for cocktail hour with boots and a LBD (a favourite on the Saint Laurent runway), or keep it casual with jeans, white trainers and a statement bag.

Either way, the humble parka is designed for versatility, and whatever the weather, there’s a style for you.

We’ve found waterproof yet lightweight options, cropped parkas, shearling-linings and faux fur hoods, and even linen blends that’ll see you through an unpredictable British summer.

So, if you’re looking for something stylish and comfortable, look no further than the hard-working, endlessly transformative parka jacket.

Whatever your sartorial preference and budget, we’re convinced you’ll find your dream coat in our edit below. Whether it’s Topshop’s waxed parka, perfect for spring walks and festival season alike, Mango’s bright yellow quilted crop, or Saint Laurent’s utilitarian linen jacket, keep scrolling to meet your perfect match.

You’re just one click away from parka jacket heaven.

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