Winter coats are the staple in any wardrobe, and this season we've been overwhelmed with choice...
The silver lining to the end of summer is the promise of snuggling up in one of the season’s best winter coats. With everything from checks to colour blocking and faux fur coats, there are plenty of exciting autumn trends to update your outerwear collection.
Autumn coat trends
Fortunately, there’s something out there to suit every style this winter. Puffas, vegan leather coats, right through to sharply tailored numbers, as well as no-fuss trench coats – all of which make the perfect winter counterpart to your spring wardrobe’s lightweight duster coat.
Vegan leather coats
Vegan leather has never been so chic. With designers like Nanoushka, Awake and Stella McCartney leading the way, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Animal print coats
As with last season, you can’t escape animal prints this autumn/winter, as seen at Dolce & Gabbana, Marni and Bottega Veneta. Leopard print, snake print, zebra print… nothing is off the table. The louder the better.
Camel and white coats
Last season was all about the statement coat, but this time round, we are looking to chic neutrals, from classic camel coats to elegant white coats. A tricky trend to pull off but oh-so-chic.
There will always be a place in your wardrobe for a timeless checked coat, though this season we’re backing Givenchy’s 80s take on the trend, thanks to power shoulders. Also look to Emilia Wickstead for a superb oversized look.
Faux fur coats
Real fur is officially over. With designers like Shrimps and Rejina Pyo offering up gorgeous, life-like alternatives, there really is no excuse.
Shows like Balenciaga, Maison Margiela and Marni put the puffer jacket on the map last season, and with Chanel joining in, we’ve never wanted one more.
The classic trench coat is is still very much our go-to, though this season, look for oversized tailoring to tick that 80s trend box.
As ever, pair your newfound coat with new season ankle boots or classic white trainers (if you dare, what with the weather…).
Shop now: Trenchcoat for £39.99 from H&M
This season’s line-up is brilliantly diverse, so this winter’s coat edit comes with a caveat: you may find yourself wishing for extreme cold just so you can pile them on all at once.
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