Last Updated on 16th November 2012

‘Tis the season to wrap up warm and we can’t think of a toastier addition to our wardrobes than a practical parka.

Super-snuggly and stylish, a parka is the perfect off-duty cover up and fantastically versatile when it comes to styling.

Perfect for pairing with skinny jeans, sneakers and a soft knit, or, for breaking the rules with by wearing over a heels-and-dress work uniform to keep the look toned down; the parka won’t fail you in your hour of need!

But don’t go all PC and snap up the standard khaki, fur-trimmed hood version! Look for exciting prints, shearling-lined hoods and belted styles for an interesting spin on this wardrobe classic.

Need a little help choosing the perfect parka? Check out the 10 styles we’re digging to keep the Arctic temperatures at bay…

1. Penfield Hoosac moutain parka, £275, available at Selfridges

2. Mongolian lined camo parka, £155, available at Topshop

3. Meteo shearling lined cotton twill parka, £950, available at Harvey Nichols

4. Rhumba parka, £190, available at French Connection

5. Burberry Brit fur trim parka, £795, available at My Wardrobe

6. Black And White Tweed Parka, £70, available at Next

7. Sophie Hulme parka coat with removable sheepskin lining, £886, available at My Wardrobe

8. Woolrich/W’s Byrd Cloth parka, £779.95, available at Nelly

9. Antik Batik Kasia rabbit-lined cotton-twill parka, £475, available at Net-A-Porter

10. Weekend by MaxMara Alpaca parka, £585, available at Matches

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