The teddy bear
A textured coat adds interest to any outfit – and nothing says cosy and cool like the teddy coat. Beige and camel shades might be the classics, but don’t be afraid to branch out with brightly coloured or sleek navy styles.
From houndstooth to tartan: checks come in all shapes, sizes and colours – especially this autumn. Add some old-school preppy style to your look with monochrome duster coats or Scottish-inspired pea coats. Plus, since checks are practically a neutral, pair them with contrasting jumpers and patterned midi skirts for maximum impact.
We love: the subtle black-and-white check detail on Maje’s ladylike design. Perfect for wearing over knee-length boots.
Beige, caramel, camel and cream: whichever your shade, this warming palette is taking over as this season’s go-to neutral. Wear it with navy, black and grey for the ultimate capsule wardrobe or make it pop against bold fuchsia and lime green – either way, it’s a palette that’ll last.
As the opening gambit to every outfit, it’s worth investing in a striking statement coat that’ll catch the eye. And some of the new arrivals are indeed art worthy in their abstract designs. Whether you choose a graphic print, delicate florals or embroidery for interest, these coats will become your wardrobe heroes.
From blazers to tuxedos, every wardrobe could use a little tailoring. A preppy blazer is perfect for adding polish to your day-time denim – and is the easiest way to channel professionalism over Zoom. Meanwhile, opt for a fashion industry favourite, the smoking jacket, come night-time for extra oomph.
The Wild West is back, and this time it’s championing fringed sleeves. Keep the rest of your outfit minimal to really show them off, and steer clear of soup bowls – this one might not be the most practical but it sure is fun. Stick to short fringing for a coat you can shimmy in.
Everyone needs a practical parka, especially in go-with-everything navy or emerald. No longer reserved for rainy walks in the country, these elegant styles look just as good layered over summer’s must-have floral dresses – perfect for trans-seasonal dressing.
We love: Tommy Hilfiger’s navy design, complete with a fur-trimmed hood, is the everyday update you need.
Can’t bear to leave the warm comfort of your house? These cocoon coats are the next best thing. Part blanket, part dressing gown, voluminous proportions are a given – tone down the oversized style with a functional waist belt.
An eye-catching coat is all well and good for your sartorial status, but it still needs to perform against the cold – especially if we’re all socialising outside this autumn. A brightly coloured puffer jacket, filled with insulating down, is just the thing to snuggle up in.
We love: the sustainable styles from Levi’s®. Made from recycled plastic bottles, these shorter bomber-style jackets look and do good.
After a September of sunny spells, we’re easing into autumn with great trans-seasonal pieces. Handy then, that the sleeveless duster coat has been revamped for the new season. Layer an elegant cream or pastel version over thin knits for the perfect warm(ish) weather wardrobe.
We love: Maje’s modern, sleeveless take on the furry teddy coat. Bonus points for combining two trends in one.
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