Here in the UK we have become pretty adept at the art of good outwear. We spend roughly 80% of the year cocooned in coats, so it figures that they should become a key part of our year-round capsule. I like to consider myself a bit of a coat aficionado, and over the years have tried to identify the styles that are worth the investment in the long run.
While there will always be a place in our wardrobes for those clean-lined classics (you can’t go wrong with a tailored coat in navy or black IMO), I have also found that ‘timeless’ doesn’t always have to mean minimalist. Sometimes a pop of colour or statement fabric can be a fun way to add interest to your cold weather basics. It’s just about keeping your mind open and considering what will fit well into both your life and wardrobe.
Now that September is in full swing, it’s time to take stock and have a browse through the best coats styles that are hitting the stores right now. I’ve stuck to trends that I believe will pack plenty of mileage in the long run, so you know your hard-earned cash will be put to good use. From fuzzy textures to puffers, scroll down to see the new season coats I’m coveting right now.