The time has come, friends, where a coat (even if it’s a lightweight one) has now risen to the top of our shopping wish lists. It’s paramount for keeping us toasty and looking chic on the crisp, cool days that are upon us. There are plenty of chic coat trends for the taking this season—from head-turning capes to voluminous puffers and cozy shearling overcoats.
But who better to get some outerwear inspiration from than the nation who knows a thing or two about cold-weather dressing—the Brits? We always spot the most stylish coats on on our friends across the pond, so we tapped into nine fashionable British women to see exactly what coats they’re planning on purchasing this season.
From classic camel overcoats to timeless trenches, scroll below for some major coatspiration ahead!
Photo:Style du Monde
“What's not to love about Saks Potts’s buttery leather overcoat? This coat has wow factor (just look at those shearling plush cuffs!), yet it’s super versatile at the same time with its beautiful beige hue. The belt adds a sophisticated touch.”
“This tweed coat is perfect for fall. It has beautiful detailing such as crystal encrusted buttons, a cool rope belt, and trendy balloon sleeves. So chic.”
“Neutrals and browns are a running theme in my selection of coats this season! Super soft to the touch, this luxurious chocolate-brown coat has a chic oversize silhouette that makes it super easy to throw on over chunky knits. The cord belt adds a unique touch.”
“When it comes to choosing a coat that goes with everything, I’ll always choose earthy autumnal colors—think creamy beige, chocolate brown, burnt orange and dusty grey. I love the shape of this coat when belted tight across the middle.”
“It’s always a good idea to have a long line puffer coat in the cupboard, when choosing my ultra warm coat for winter I always opt for black, the perfect piece to chuck on when running out the door, teamed with a cashmere beanie and biker boots.”
“Every autumn/winter, the famous trench returns in a variety of shapes and colors. When I’m choosing an investment piece, I always opt for something that’s guaranteed to come back around from season to season. This J.W. Anderson belted check trench is a classic.”
“Pinstripes win my heart every time. Nothing says timeless better than a good pinstripe number.”
“If you know me, you’d know I love colors—especially green—and to be able to do cold seasons in color even when the skies are grey is immensely satisfying for me.”
"I’ve actually already gone and purchased this one. I love a trench coat, and this one is beautiful. Much more expensive-looking than its price tag!”
“Everyone needs a staple camel coat in their life, and this will be mine. Chic tailored and timeless. Need I say more?”
“I love this cream oversized coat from Zara’s Join Life collection. I’ll be pairing it with an oversize chunky knit and sleek cream trousers for an elegant and timeless winter look.”
“This is an investment piece you’ll love and wear forever. A favorite among the British fashion set—the Teddy Icon is versatile, cosy, and can be worn with casual pieces to evening dresses—maximizing wear all through the colder months.”
“Trench coats and corduroy are two things I love in the autumn season. Combine them together and we have the most amazing new version of a trench coat! It’s easy to wear and serves as the perfect transitional style as summer moves into winter. I’ll be wearing it with a wool dresses and oversize bags.”
“Winter in England can be cold, hence I always have a faux-fur coat in my wardrobe that’s warm, comfy and stylish. This faux fur from Staud is a statement piece that offers ’70s edge and makes you stand out in a crowd. I love wearing unique prints or colors during the winter, and this coat is a dream come true. I’ll be wearing it with jeans and boots.”
“Three different trends in one cool coat—fringe, check and a belt. Can you ask for more when it comes to a coat? This is absolute perfection! It’s fun, stylish, and one of a kind! Don’t be afraid to go one or two sizes up so you can wear it as an oversized coat with layers underneath. There’s one rule when it comes to layers: the more the better.”
“This has serious Max Mara teddy-bear vibes but without the price tag. The belt option gives you a bit more variety in ways to wear it, and it’s super flattering cinched in.”
“I’m absolutely obsessed with the sleeves on this one. Rolled up, it gives you a more casual everyday feel. Almost like a mix between a sweater and a coat.”
“I love this coat mostly because of the fringed effect. It’s so fun and unique.”
“I’m a huge fan of check prints. It’s one of my favourites to wear during autumn/winter. I adore the structured feel of this coat. It’s very chic and elegant.”
“While I’ve never quite got on board with the teddy-coat trend (it’s hard to find one that doesn’t look cheap when you’re on a budget), but for some reason, this cropped iteration does it for me. Again, it’s a reflection of my undying love for ’70s fashion; it has that retro finish few high-street stores manage to achieve. I think it’d look just as good with a pleated midi skirt and knee-high boots for work as it would with straight-leg jeans and combat boots for the weekend, plus it’s super warm. It ticks all the boxes.”