Last Monday we explored the classic appeal of the pea coat, but if you're not the polished type a tailored wool topper might feel a little, well, stuffy. Which is why we're equally in favour of the humble army jacket — aka, the anorak. Combat cold weather with a utilitarian coat that, like your trusty denim jacket, will magically work with any ensemble. Throw it over a flirty floral dress to counter the girly-factor, wear it with leather skinnies to keep things casual, or rug up with woollen layers — any way you wear this hard-working topper you're going to benefit from it's no-fuss appeal. Step inside to shop our top ten picks.
The Essential Wardrobe: Anoraks