And just like that, kids have gone back to school, we’re ordering pumpkin spiced lattes and making our winter coat investment decisions. Luckily, I’m here to help with the latter. I’ve been a bit slow on the A/W uptake but the good thing is a decent coat is your first step to your new season wardrobe and can make a real statement if you get it right. Here’s my round-up of the best investments:
You may have noticed that everyone is wearing red right now. It’s the colour of last season and it’s turning into the colour of the next one, too. So, an affordable red coat that will make jeans and a grey jumper look this season ready? A no brainer.
If you ask me, leopard print is always in fashion. I have a few leopard print coats (crombie style, faux fur etc – they all serve different purposes, of course) and they are by far the most useful item in my wardrobe. This M&S one is great value too.
I have this coat from a few years ago, and love it still. If you’re after a more classic style that will last, then this is it – I also love it styled over a floaty dress (and there are plenty of chiffon maxis on the High Street right now, too).
The check blazer might already be all over your Instagram feed, but invest in a check coat to last you all winter. Mango is one of my fave High Street stores at the moment, and the quality is always good – love that this version has more of a slouchy look rather than a tailored finish.
Anyone else still gutted they missed out on the Alexa Chung x Marks & Spencer patent trench or is it just me? The good news is that patent and high shine are still huge trends that aren’t going anywhere and ever netter, Topshop have got a decent version online as well.
Not the most exciting coat on the block, but this is one of those throw on every Sunday, looks great with a scarf and skinny jeans type of affair – it just works and goes with everything. And the type of coat I’m aways drawn to, it actually reminds me of my Whistles bargain sales buy a few years ago, which I love wearing with bright trainers:
I hope that has helped navigate this tricky time of year where we’re still trying to hold onto that last glimpse of summer but also have to face the reality that winter will be here soon and all the good coats will be gone…I for one can’t wait to bring out my leopard faux fur coat from last year.