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steep v cheap parka

It pains us to already start thinking about snug winter cover-ups, but, inevitably, the season of slipping into chunky gear is nearly upon us. With temperatures dipping, a trusty coat is a must-have, and a classic style is even better.

From the massive collective of coats to reign over the autumn/winter 2013 runways, the resurgence of the parka excited us no end. Its padded exterior, snugly sheepskin inside and fur trim are certified chill blockers, and the styling possibilities, endless.

For those of you looking to invest in a parka, we’ve done the legwork and tracked down two options to suit both ends of the spending scale. From high-end to high street, you’re bound to find your fix with this week’s picks!

For those on a generous budget, the Yves Salomon fur lined parka (£1,990) is a must-buy piece. In classic grey, it’s luxuriously lined through with camo-print fox fur, and finished off with a cosy racoon fur trim. Easily worn with a simple denim look, or styled with a dress, tights and ankle boots, you’ll be wearing this parka for many years to come.

But if your bank balance refuses to stretch to such splurge-worthy limits, fear not, because we’ve hunted down an equally stylish and pocket-friendly option. The Ellie faux fur lined parka from Oasis (£88), with its equally snug credentials and on point khaki-green colour, will offer respite from the cold without draining your fashion fund.

Will you splurge or save?

Steep: Yves Salomon fur lined cotton parka, £1,990, available at Matches.

Cheap:  Ellie faux fur line parka, £88, available at Oasis.

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