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Get winter coat wrapped up with my top three picks; Turn up the heat with Jean's favourite styles from the high street.

It's that time of year when the summer dresses get stuffed in my holiday suitcase and put in the loft.

The sun cream gets packed away and the heating gets turned on. It's been notably cooler these past few days and I think it's time to begin thinking about your autumn wardrobe, starting with the perfect winter coat.

It's an important investment because you'll be wearing it from at least October to March in Scotland, so here are my top three coats to keep you snug and stylish these coming months.

This icy grey fleece biker jacket from Zara is fabulous. The big zips and belt buckle detail make for a cool look that can transform from day to night easily and can be thrown on over a dress on a frosty night out on the town.

Believe it or not, Puffas are back. Honestly. The once unflattering, one-size-fits-all jacket has had a revamp and I think we're going to be seeing a lot of them. From short to long, the duvet style coats are set to be a huge trend next season and I love this quilted metallic look from Mango.

Johansson TV If you fancy dabbling in Vinyl, a trench is a good way to start. There was a lot of vinyl on the catwalks of the big fashion houses for A/W17, so it's bound to trickle down to the high street. I like this black mid length trench from Topshop, with double-breasted fastening. A fashion forward look.

I wasn't surprised to hear John Lewis will use gender-neutral labelling on kids' clothes.

But I was shocked by the outrage it caused. From the Twitterati to my mums' Facebook group, folk are getting their knickers in a twist about who wears knickers. Who cares? Gendered clothing is ridiculous. I have bigger things to worry about than whether Junior wants to wear blue or pink. If there are no boys or girls sections, he is choosing what he wants to wear Follow me on twitter @rather than what he thinks he has to.

A big name store recently sold T-shirts saying 'glitter and sparkle' for girls and 'space and science' for boys. Damaging messages in my view. It's time for change. Good on John Lewis for leading the way.

As the dark, cold nights draw close, staying in is the new going out. My Saturday evenings will now consist of X Factor and Strictly, a wee carryout in the house and a hot bath. Rock and roll.

I like to relax with lovely products from Candelle & Co. The family-run Glasgow company specialise in candles and home fragrances with a difference. The Be-You-Tiful soy wax sandalwood candle is divine and has a 40-hour burn time. I'm also a fan of the Gin & On It, a nice one for a night in. The candles can be personalised, and the range includes melts and diffusers. They make great Christmas gifts. We're trying to practice the Scandinavian invention of hygge in the Johansson house and these products are perfect for cosy nights in front of the log fire.





Zara. PS89.99

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Sep 10, 2017
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