It might only be October but the cooler weather is reminding us of what we have got to look forward to, and a winter coat starts to become more of a necessity.
If we are following the trends set by designers then this year we should be looking out for revamped trench-coats, heritage patterns, cosy bubble knits and white vinyl.
If you are on the hunt for new investment winter coats that you ‘ll get lots of wear out of, you should be looking for something that is not necessarily in fashion but is stylish and made using quality fabric. Don’t go for this season’s craziest colour but stick to tried and tested hues that suit winter, such as red, white, plum, beige and baby pink.
Here are our suggestions for the best investment winter coats:
H&M Wool-blend coat – £59.99
This coat might be unlined but the wool blend will keep you cosy and warm. We love the duster style and the grey marl colour which will not go out of fashion, it is also available in a gorgeous plum shade. The fabric is a woven wool blend with notch lapels, patch front pockets and sizes available from 8 to 20. Great bargain for a wool winter coat.
Topshop Borg Cocoon Coat – £79.00
Snuggle up with yourself in this super winter coat that does what it says on the can, literally cocoons you in warmth and comfort. We particularly like the colour and the texture of this coat, and the front metal popper fastenings make it super easy to wear. Sizes 4 to 18. Wool blend so dry clean only.
& Other Stories Faux Fur Coat – £165
If you want all the style and chic of a fur coat but hate the thought of wearing one because of the cruelty to animals then get a load of this coat. You would not think it was faux fur so it is definitely one of our favourite investment winter coats. Luxurious and soft, make a statement whether you are at work or on the town. Sizes 34 – 42.
Fenn Long Wrap Coat – £260.00
This is a wool-blend coat with a bobble texture that is calf-length and has an open front, featuring a detachable belt and patch pockets. You can get in in three different colours, decadent chocolate (shown), pastel lilac or black. Sizes in 34 to 42.
Jigsaw Grace Coat – £360.00
Surely the colour of the season? This Nordic Orange coat is an upgraded version of Jigsaw’s Grace coat but revamped for winter. A classic cocoon shape, the material is all wool and features a back pleat, two jetted flap pockets and centre-front buttons. Gorgeous, stylish and contemporary design that will certainly last the test of time. Available in Nordic Orange (shown) or camel and sizes XS, S, M and L.
Maje Long Double-sided Wool Coat – £479
Long line and classically styled, this double-sided wool coat features delicate designs such as a gorgeous tailored collar, front button fastenings, long sleeves and three piped pockets to give definition and structure to the whole piece. Available in tobacco (shown) and black in sizes 36. 38 and 40.
Joseph Uniform Twill Saul Coat – £745.00
This coat is unlined so it feels quite loose and free-flowing on the body. We think this is the perfect coat for a transition between autumn and winter. This is Joseph’s Saul coat in a navy version with red piping and topstitching that features cuffed sleeves in a blouson style and large patch pockets. Sizes from 34 to 44.
Sonia Rykiel Faux Leather Trench Coat – £985.00
Trench coats are the top trend this winter and your go-to look when choosing amongst an array of investment winter coats. This is a longer version and comes in a faux leather with contrasting overstitching and really cute aged-effect wooden buttons. Sizes available are 36 and 38.
Balenciaga Hourglass Double-Breasted Checked Wool-Blend Coat – £2,050.00
Smart, sophisticated, stylish and classic, everything you would expect from Balenciaga. This is a double-breasted wool-blend coat that has been specifically designed to create an hourglass silhouette. Constructed from brown, navy and teal hounds tooth wool-blend, the nipped in waist creates curves whilst the peak lapels frame the face beautifully. Sizes available from 34 – 42.
Marni Belted Coat In Alpaca Wool – £2,230.00
One of our most luxurious investment winter coats here that is constructed using double alpaca cashmere that feels super-soft to the touch and features long sleeves, front lapels, lateral pockets and snap closures. Only available in the one colour – dark lemon. Sizes available from 6 to 12.