It seems like long gone are the days you used to buy your coat in August to get the good one in time for winter. There are still loads of great styles around at this time of year, and we’ve done a quick round-up of brilliant ones – they’re all pretty classic (bar one pick check one because it was just too nice to include and frankly, I have a pink coat from years ago and it still takes pride of place in my wardrobe) and will stand the test of time, sartorially, too.
This coat reminds me of the Whistles one I bought in the sale around 5 years ago and wear most days – it’s an oversized, cocoon style, which makes it an easy throw on coat that looks just as great with joggers as well as with dresses. I am so impressed with John Lewis’s new range and love their recent design makeover – definitely a brand to watch.
I have to admit, I often forget to look at Uniqlo but whenever I walk past there is always something that grabs my eye. And their coat range is excellent (there is also a fab JW Anderson x Uniqlo puffa I’ve been eyeing up whilst researching this post). A pea coat is such a chic shorter coat to wear with jeans, and again looks good with a midi skirt, plus this coat comes in a lovely olive green and navy if you were after something a bit more classic. This longer length version is also worth looking at:
For value for money, this is an excellent coat and also comes in navy. It contains no polyester and there is a useful tab on the H&M site now underneath the product which gives all the transparency/sustainable details. There’s something so wonderful about a tie front coat, it just feels warmer and cosier and can be very chic (and useful if pregnant – I found coats without buttons much easier!).
I was going to include the Gap Teddy coat here but it has sold out online, and so this was the next best one I found for affordability. It looks lovely online and there’s just something so good about throwing on a giant teddy coat – I live in mine.
Another classic, this time from La Redoute which I have to confess, I’d been cheating on fashion with interiors, but they have some great bits! I’d wear this with boyfriend jeans, a comfy crew-neck and some red Adidas Gazelles (which I bought from La Redoute last week!).
So now it’s okay to have something a bit more fun, right?! Although I would argue that this could be a forever piece – the burgundy keeps it muted and much easier to style: I’d wear with denim, a cross body bag and burgundy leather boots. And to be honest I’m not sure there has ever been a winter when a check coat hasn’t been in fashion…
Thought that Free People was all about perfect summer dresses?! Think again…their outerwear is pretty good too (this coat actually has a cool khaki strip down the button section, which you can’t see here, but it’s very nice!) – this is the perfect dog-walking, pub with friends before home with a movie kind of coat, don’t you think?!
Yes, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, I’ve included a brown coat in this edit – I love the giant herringbone, the oversized fit and the vintage feel of this coat (and it looks amazing on the model on the site). I have a few M&S coats and they have lasted so well over the years.
Again, a brand I’ve never really taken much notice of until lately, as I keep seeing Influencers in amazing Weekday coats and jeans so we took a look and there were so many great things, including quite a few coats made using recycled fabrics (this isn’t one of them, but it’s worth taking a look). I loved this for a chic cream coat, it probably wouldn’t be for everyday but it is gorgeous so wanted to include and say: don’t, like me, dismiss Weekday as being a brand for those in their early 20s – there’s something for everybody!