The AW18 coat trends to get you excited for the new season

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, parkas, trenches, right through to sharply tailored numbers, as well as no-fuss longline woolly warmers – all of which make the perfect winter counterpart to your spring wardrobe’s lightweight duster coat.

Animal print coats

You can’t escape animal prints this season, as seen at Givenchy, Dolce and Calvin Klein. Leopard print, snake print, zebra print… nothing is off the table. The louder the better.

Shop now: Cow Print Coat for £95 from Topshop

Coloured coats

Thanks to designers including Marc Jacobs and Francesco Risso, colour blocking is adding a dose of fun to our drab winter wardrobes. Pick a shade, and wear it head to toe.

Shop now: HARRIS WHARF LONDON Oversized wool-felt coat for £345 from Net-A-Porter

Check coats

Huge last season, checks are back again, and there are two sides to the story. Opt for a royal-inspired heritage plaid, or a more colourful modern check, Clueless style.

Shop now: Check Revere Coat for £65 from next

Faux fur coats

With more and more designers banning the use of teal fur, faux fur has never been so chic. From Shrimps to the high street, everyone has a realistic take on the trend.

Shop now: Faux fur coat from Pinko

Teddy coats

A latecomer last autumn/winter, the teddy coat was an instant sensation, and we’re still looking for playful textures this season.

Shop now: Teddy coat from American Vintage

Puffa jackets

Shows like Balenciaga, Maison Margiela and Marni sum up the season’s puffer jacket styling – take a functional, sports-inflected polo, pile on a coat over a jacket, and add a puffa (and then another one)…

Shop now: MONCLER Quilted shell down jacket for £875 from Net-A-Porter

Trench coats

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.

Shop now: Adjustable belt trench for £89.99 from Mango

As ever, pair your newfound coat with new season ankle boots or classic white trainers (if you dare, what with the weather…).

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.

Credit cards at the ready, scroll on to shop the best winter coats now.

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