With cooler temperatures, breezy winds and fluttering leaves, what better way is there to get into the full Autumnal swing than by layering up in a warm coat. Here, we break down the best 4 coats to wear for the season and how to style them.
The influx of falling leaves and dip in temperature have announced that we’ve finally descended into the autumn season. It’s the perfect time to layer up and our last chance to enjoy the outdoors before the winter takes over. Gone are the linen dresses and strappy sandals of our summer and in its place come snuggly knits and wooly tights. What better way is there to welcome to change of season than by refreshing our wardrobes with a good coat. Searching for a [coat]( that will take you through breezy days and windy nights, is unfortunately not the easiest of tasks, especially as we’re currently undergoing a transitional season. To help ease your shopping, we’ve rounded up 4 different coat trends for the autumn. From [classic trench numbers]( to slouchier silhouettes, pick out your favourite or even, the whole bunch.
##### **Teddy Coats** Perhaps the coziest of all outerwear, wrap up warmly this season with a fluffy teddy coat. An absolute must-have for cold weather, teddy coats are characterised by their signature, oversized fit and plush, furry textures. Go for a classic option with [No.21’s Oversized Teddy Coat](, which comes in a timeless camel colourway, or opt for [Eileen Fisher’s Boxy Coat]( which is cut with slim lapels and crafted from soft, white shearling. Sure to take you through to winter, [Sportmax Code’s Belbo Coat]( features a loose fit and is detailed with vintage-inspired buttons for a retro touch.
##### **Padded Coats** Once only reserved for cold climates, the [padded puffer coat]( has become one of this season’s most popular choices, thanks to soft, blanket-like textures and sleek cuts that flatter instead of poof. Case in point, [Liviana Conti’s Padded Down Maxi Jacket]( is cut with wide, oversized lapels that lie over the shoulders, creating an elegant silhouette. A British classic, [Barbour International’s Highpoint Quilt]( is detailed with gold hardware, and cinched with a wide belt at the waist, cutting an hourglass shape. Bridging the gap between robe and outerwear, [Sportmax Code’s Libia Quilted Coat]( is another option that’s elevates a plain ensemble with architectural lines and contrasting colours.
##### **Cape** The perfect layering piece, [capes]( are back this season with sweeping lengths and structured shapes. Imbue drama into your wardrobe with [Goat’s Velvet Cape](, and pair it with tailored trousers for a sophisticated take on eveningwear. Houndstooth is a timeless pattern and [REDValentino’s Scallop Edge Dogtooth Cape]( reworks the classic print with scalloped hem. If you’d like something that’s more subdued, [Liviana Conti’s Overcoat]( is the perfect option as it’s designed with a cocoon silhouette, which subtly emulates the drama of a cape.
##### **Trench Coat** Distinguishable with utilitarian details and button-front fastening, [the trench coat]( is a staple item that has come along away since its origins in the first world war. As classic as it is timeless, there are several new iterations of the trench this autumn, from contrasting colours to feminine touches. Eudon Choi revamps the trench with a two-tone colourway that cleverly combines two coats into one, as seen in the [Ray Contrast Trench Coat]( Known for crafting refined designs, [Weekend Max Mara’s Ottanta Belted Double Breast Coat]( is a clean-cut piece that expresses a minimalist style with a muted black colourway. If you’re favouring something bolder, opt for [MSGM’s Frilled Trench Coat](, which is detailed with oversized, asymmetric frills for a striking, romantic finish.
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