All I want for Christmas is a parka jacket, my pick of coats for the winter season!

I've always had a soft spot for parkas. They're cool, cosy, and perfect for adding a bit of edge to any outfit.

I've been on the hunt for a parka for a few months but none are quite right. The closest I've come is one from Zara which I saw on their website, but the €279 price-tag was out-of-reach.

This utilitarian number from La Redoute, however, comes in at a much more pocket-friendly £75. It has a really classic style, a funnel-neck, hood and large pockets. Best of all, there are no unnecessary bells and whistles, making this a timeless piece that won't date in your wardrobe.

However, if you'd rather go down the furry lining route for added cosiness, this number might be more up your street...

La Redoute Parka £85

Sarah McIntyre