Well, you can tell that autumn has definitely arrived, as the warmth of summer now fades to a distant memory, the leaves begin to fall from the trees, the light starts to take on a misty air, and the X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing return to our screens. With the new chill around us, we rummage about in the back of our wardrobes, searching for those warm comforting coats that we packed away last year.
But if you are mind to buy a new autumn coat, take your head out of the closet and have sneaky peak at what we have found. Some gorgeous berry shaded trench coats. fabulous fur trim parkas, and sumptuous quilted duffle coats. Whatever your preference, prepare for some serious coat envy, with our top picks of the autumn coats below:
Warehouse Melton Cape – £75.00
Capes are a great way to make the switch from the warmer summer weather to the chill of autumn, and this cape from Warehouse is sophisticated and stylish. Made from a wool mix, the contrasting lapels are a classic look which will stay fashionable throughout all seasons. The cape features panels which add to the swing. Two front pockets complete the look. Sizes in S, M and L. From Warehouse.
New Look – Navy Check Trim Belted Trench Coat – £44.99
Trench coats are a classic look, whatever the season, and we love this one as it is a traditional trench, but has a super modern twist of a tartan contrast check on the collar and cuffs. The double breasted detailing is super flattering with the thick belt to help cinch you in. Sizes 8 to 18. From New Look.
Miss Selfridge – Navy Hood Check Trim Duffle – £69.00
When the weather takes a turn for the worst, and you look outside your window and it is pouring down with rain, the one thing that makes it ok is this fabulously warm Navy Hood Check Trim Duffle Coat. Super cosy with lovely tartan detailing on the pockets, now all we need is some bad weather! Sizes 4 to 16. From Miss Selfridge.
George at Asda – Toggle-Fastened Duffle Coat – £19.00
Can you believe the value of this duffle coat? But what we love about it the most is the gorgeous petrol colour, bang on trend for autumn. This classic style comes with a handy hood and also has a leather look trim on the pockets and toggles. Fabulous value from George at Asda. Sizes 8 to 24. From Asda.
Joe Browns – Dark Grey Boutiquee Coat and Scarf – £82.95
A bit of a price hike here, but for a good reason, this coat from Joe Browns is heavy on detailing, just look at the gorgeous buttons, all different, they look like they have been selected from a vintage button box. And we also think the stitched trim around the pockets is beautiful. Well worth the extra pennies in our opinion. Sizes 8 to 18. From Debenhams.
Topshop – Vinyl Coat – £85.00
Vinyl took centre stage at all the topnotch catwalks this season, and literally stole the show at London Fashion Week, so it is not surprising to see it ending up on the high streets at last. This vinyl coat from Topshop features a gorgeous red berry colour in typical autumn hues, and fastens with front poppers. We love it! Sizes 4 to 16. From Topshop.
Warehouse – Faux Fur Collar Coat – £95.00
Finally, if you are looking for old school vintage glamour, this is surely the coat for you. It reminds me of Hollywood in the 50’s, and starlets stepping out of those old Lincoln Ford cars, before going into the studios to film. The collar is faux fur, and the coat is made from a super warm contrast wool mix. Fastens with a zip and sized from 6 to 16. From Warehouse.