Every woman needs a classic trenchcoat. (Pic: ANA Pictures)

There’s a chill in the air and no girl is heading out into the cold without a cover-up of some kind. Whether you’re covering up your fabulous outfit, keeping out the rain or simply needing to keep warm a good coat or jacket is essential clothing item. There are 5 coats/jackets that every woman HAS to have in her closet. You won't regret spending that little bit extra knowing that you'll have that piece in your wardrobe for years to come.

The Puffer jacket

Puffer jackets are all the rage right now. Especially those in bold colours like yellow, pink and red! Not only is this jacket super cool but it does in fact keep you as warm as if you're wrapped in a down duvet. Look out for one’s with a hoodie for extra protection.

Oversized padded jacket, Missguided from Superbalist, R849.

A Fur Coat

No one does real fur these days honey, so don’t stress about getting that faux-fur number you’ve had your eye on. Fur coats are fully lined. Which makes them great for keeping out the cold. Don’t be shy to play with crazy colours and texture. 

Bailey faux fur coat from Superbalist, R1499.

The Trenchcoat

Come on girl. If you don’t have a trenchcoat in your closet yet then go out and get one right now. It's so versatile. You can wear it loose or open. The camel coloured coat is a classic but there’s nothing wrong with trying new things.

Gordon Smith Trenchcoat, R3049

A Parka

Usually in shades of olive green or cargo print, this is the perfect coat for weekends out. Parkas are thick and heavy and most often have hoodies. Look out for one with a fur lined hoodie for a touch of chic.

Padded Parka from MrP Fashion, R369.99.

The Biker Jacket

A classic biker jacket is the ultimate jacket to add a rock chic vibe to any outfit. You can be wearing a white shirt and a blue jeans but the minute you slip into this jacket not only does your look change but your attitude as well.

Legit Biker jacket with quilted detail, R399.