Don’t get us wrong, summer is lovely and all, and autumn has been throwing out some excellent trends, but we’ve been counting down to winter and for one reason only: it’s officially the start of coat season. Not that “too-warm-for-jumpers-but-too-cold-for-t-shirts” jacket season. And absolutely not the “I’ll pop a cardigan in my bag for later” weather. This is the start of full-blown layering, and we find the prospect of getting cosy in big boots and even bigger coats nothing short of exciting.
As we switch our mindsets from al-fresco to hibernation mode, it’s time consider investing in sensible outerwear to see us through to spring, and given just how many coats are on the market right now, it’s tricky to know which are actually worth spending our money on. There are of course the timeless classics that come around every year (and we tried and tested the very best and given our reviews here), but if you’re looking for something that will do a little more than just keeping you warm, we’ve got that covered too.
Just as with anything else in fashion, new trends come around as quickly as dated ones fall out of favour, and coats are no exception. In the last few months we’ve shelved our denim jackets, trench coats and quilted car coats in favour of something more buzzy (and far better suited to inclement weather), so it’s time to start shopping around for something to fill the gap.