From left, bobbin-striped faux-fur coat, €870 by Shrimps, available at net-a-porter; ultra-light down jacket, £49.90 from Uniqlo; grey wool melange kimono coat with belt and envelope pockets, €190 from Cos; faux-fur-collar suede coat, €244.99 from Simply Be; Isa bomber parka, €100 from Monki

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