There are some seasons in which it is simply not practical to wear a statement coat. I’m talking about freezing winters, where all you want to stick on your trusty padded anorak, wrap a long scarf around your neck ten times and pull up the hood.
But autumn is an ideal time to rock a coat that doesn’t have to be functional, practical or wash proof. With the summer drawing to a close, and the days becoming longer, the season practically dictates that you don a statement coat. It’s warm enough outside to choose that stylish coat that is more pattern that practical, cool enough to wear a coat in the first place, and light enough still in the evenings that people can actually see it!
What we are trying to say is that you don’t need an event in autumn to wear a statement coat, the season is the event. And the great news is that statement coats come in all kinds of styles, from the highly patterned, unusually colored or featuring a fabulous new texture.
So if you want to show off your stylish side but need some inspiration, check out our hot picks for autumn below:
Joe Browns – From Russia With Love Coat – £69.95
You can always rely on Joe Browns for quirky knits, one-off dresses and unique accessories, but this season we think their coat range is the best yet. Created using a fabulous teal colored jacquard and tapestry fabric, which is just perfect for autumn, this luxurious coat features a flattering fitted style and is available in sizes 8 to 18. From Joe Browns.
Jolie Moi Patched Wool Coat – £64.99
It’s not just the colours of this coat that we love so much, it’s the shape and the tailoring. With a swing style and a collar that can be worn either up or down, this is one coat that will definitely cause a commotion at the school run. Gorgeous colours, not typical of the season also add to the stand-out style. Sizes in S/M and M/L. From House of Fraser.
Warehouse Faux Fur Coat – £95.00
Statement coats don’t have to be all about colour, the texture is just as important, and this coat is a perfect example. With a gorgeous teddy-textured fabric, this oversized coat not only keeps you warm, but is ideal for those who want to make a more subtle statement. In sizes 6 to 16. From Warehouse.
Topshop Marble Print Side Split Coat – £80.00
The wonderfully abstract design on this coat caught our eye, coupled with the fabulous longer length jacket styling, makes this coat one of our favorites. Finishing below the knee, the water-colour marble print is repeated on the matching trousers for a real wow factor. In sizes 4 to 16. From Topshop.
Miss Selfridge Burgundy Mongolian Coat – £200.00
Our most expensive coat on our list, but for good reason. Made from 100% sheepskin, and featuring a fabulously over the top collar, rock your inner 70’s hippie chick and keep toasty warm in this beautiful Mongolian coat from Miss Selfridge. Sizes in S, M and L.