New Season Coats

Jacket: £49.99, H&M. Top: Boden (old). Jeans: Gap (old). Lipstick in ‘Bing’: £17.50, Smashbox.

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:

1. Coat: £68, Next.

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.

2. Coat: £69, Marks & Spencer.

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.

3. Coat: £198, Jigsaw.

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).

4. Coat: £69.99, Mango.

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.

5. Coat: £89, Topshop.

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.

6. Coat: £69.99, H&M.

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.

13 Comments

  1. Love the H&M choice. EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for, thank you. I find their website so over-whelming, I’d never have found it!

  2. Glad to read that Mango is one of your favourite high street shops! Mine too and I don’t think it gets the credit it deserves. I’m Spanish and Mango used to be the shop to buy cheap office looks, but during the last few years it has reinvented itself and they offer very nice pieces!
    By the way, all I wanted to buy this season was a peacoat! But now that I see that red coat…
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

  3. That little teddy bear coat from H&M is so cute!

    Glad to hear you’re a Mango fan, as well. I never liked Zara much, but I felt like Mango was more my speed. I have a pair of heels from there that are neutral, timeless, and surprisingly well-made.

  4. I love Mango but always forget about it – better have a look in there for my winter coat this year because that checked one is lovely! I’m also very very tempted by a red coat, but I just bought a red jacket so I’m not sure if I’m just getting carried away…xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  5. I love the peacoat style from Jigsaw but am still on the lookout for one with no wool. My skin is SO sensitive that however much I love a coat I can’t tolerate the tiniest amount of wool even when there are layers in between 🙁

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