Get your parka on! Snuggle up and be winter ready.

Get your parka on! Snuggle up and be winter ready.Getty

You may still be bikini shopping, but if you really want to nail AW then you need to start thinking ahead. All the good coats land in August, which means you need to get shopping. Right now.

The truly fashion conscious start thinking about their winter coats while the sun is still shining. Shop the trends early with our easy guide to the four biggest coat trends for AW18. Our favourites? The teddy bear. Obvs!  

The teddy bear

Who doesn't want to hug this coat? And it has a hood. Enough said!

Coat, €99, H&M

The bomber jacket 

A perennial staple, this Penneys version looks WAY spendier than it is. 

Jacket, €25, Penneys 

The leopard print 

Animal print is a neutral we all know that. But it's a neutral that brightens everyone's day! Which is why a leopard print coat is an AW essential, no matter what style or finish you choose. We're being classy ATM and thinking of how this would work for the office. But imagine a leopard print teddy bear coat? The dream!

Leopard print coat, €103.50, Red Herring @ Debenhams 

The parka

There's a reason these have been knocking around since Blur and Oasis first started scrapping. They're warm, they're comfy and work with everything from Cons to heels. 

Parka, €154, River Island 

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