The one thing i love about this time of year is the coats. Not that i ever need an excuse, but it's always nice to be able to justify spending your weekly food budget on an item of clothing by knowing that you may well die of frost bite without it.

Having a good winter coat is essential for me as i walk to and from work so I need something that's going to stand up against the constantly changeable and often insane Scottish weather, preferably without looking like i'm wearing a sleeping bag (until that look becomes fashionable, then i'll be all over it.)

Thankfully, the fashion over function palava doesn't apply to this seasons coats and jackets as there are so many amazing styles to choose from that are still luxuriously cosy and weather-proof. Here are a few of my favourite picks.

Robots Eating Roses, Favourite A/W 2014 Coats