There comes to a point every winter when it seems like the only reasonable coat option is the one that resembles an old lumpy duvet and ends up making you look like the michelin man. The one with the massive hood, and the extreme padding, the kind of coat you would wear to the Antarctic. Warm yes, the most stylish option? Probably not. Over here at The Trend Pear we are self confessed coat addicts, we have leather jackets, denim jackets, suede jackets, duffle coats, trench coats, peacoats, parkas, the list goes on and on. Our issue with the duvet jacket is that it tends to replace all other coats when it comes to wintertime, when actually, there is a simple way in which you can wear all your favourite coats, layer up! And we don't just mean, t-shirt, jumper, jacket. Be inventive, and mix up your fabrics. There is no reason why you cant wear a denim jacket under a leather jacket, or under a suede jacket for that matter. Not only does wearing more layers allow you to create really interesting looks, it also keeps you warm. Leading into the summer months short sleeve blazers are a great way of adding a layer, so here are a selection of our favourites. So leave the duvet at home and layer up!