Baby, it’s cold outside. Stay warm in style with these chic coats.

There are two events in the calendar that are especially thrilling for the sartorialist: the day in late spring when you can finally walk out of the house without a coat; and the moment in early to mid-autumn, weather dependent, when you must put it back on again for the first time.

Right now, we are at the latter point, which spells one thing only: an avid search for the perfect jacket or overcoat. The mission? To find one that will see us through autumn and winter in style, and which we won’t, when we emerge into spring many months later, be too fed up with wearing day in, day out.

These, then, are the trends to bear in mind.


It may not be the most practical of choices, but there is something deeply luxe about a rich cream coat. Strictly not for muddy winter walks, yet few things could look more glamorous when thrown over a frock for an evening out.

Ralph Lauren

Wool Blend Wrap Coat, £399

The White Company

Long Faux-Fur Coat, £249

Top Shop

Topshop Petite Chuck On Coat In Oat, £60


Shearling has been gathering momentum for the last few seasons and it only goes from strength to strength. As we all become warier of whacking on the heating at the slightest chill, these are just the ticket as the mercury drops – who knows, we may well soon be wearing them inside too.


Mona Coat, £275


Sheepskin Cape, £98


Faux Shearling Cropped Jacket, £49.99


Invest in a Herringbone coat and you will have a classic that can be worn for life. We think it works especially well in a boxy, slightly masculine cut.

American Vintage

Manteau Herringbone Wool-Blend Bouclé-Tweed Coat, £214

& Other Stories

Voluminous Belted Wool Coat, £205

John Lewis

AND/OR Bree Herringbone Tweed Coat, Black/White, £149

Leopard Print

A nod to a bit of big cat luxe never goes amiss – and it’s particularly prevalent this season, with catwalks awash with the vampish print (Dries Van Noten, Giambattista Valli). You can dress it up, you can dress it down – but one thing that never changes is that leopard won’t go out of style.

Stand Studio

Kylie Leopard-Print Faux Fur Coat, NOW £306


Traci Leopard Coat, £229

Marks & Spencer

Faux Fur Leopard Print Coat, £149


To stay super on-trend, think pink when it comes to your outerwear this season. Whether we have the new Barbie film to thank for that or otherwise, we’ll never grow tired of it in all its shades, from blush to hot hues.

Rain Sisters

Hooded Pink Raincoat For Women: Camille Pink, £375


Brushed Wool Coat, £190

Marks & Spencer

Wool Rich Belted Longline Coat With Cashmere, £149

Long Line

Cut a sweeping dash in a ground-grazing long line coat. The perfect way to add style and drama to your look this winter.

The House of Bruar

Single-Breasted Full-Length Tweed Coat, £275

Long Tall Sally

Black Teddy Maxi Coat, £89


Joan Trench Coat, NOW £95

By Nancy Alsop
October 2022

Nancy Alsop


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