As many will have experienced during lockdown, online shopping is not always a walk in the park. While it provides the variety and eclecticism that is sometimes missing in bricks-and-mortar stores, we can't deny that not being able to try things on IRL can be frustrating, especially when it comes to high-street buys. We're a big champion of the Great British high street here at Who What Wear, and we always endeavour to bring you the best of the best, but inevitably, there are always some pieces that don't measure up in terms of quality. But every now and then, they get it just right.
I've spotted a few winning ASOS coats dotted around on Instagram over this winter, most notably on stylist Hannah Lewis, and have been so impressed with the high-end finish. So I decided to call in a few of my faves and give you the lowdown on the pieces that stand up to the test. There were two, in particular, that ticked all the boxes: one statement-making houndstooth number and a quilted black coat.
Both came with an oversize fit, which, in my opinion, can be a good shortcut to making high-street coats look premium. The houndstooth style was super heavyweight, which means it hung beautifully and was super warm. The quilted style was lighter but still packed all the insulating powers that puffers provide. Honestly, you'd never know either come in at under £100—they've got the gold seal of approval from me. Scroll down to see and shop the coats and to shop similar pieces.
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Style Notes: I'd use this monochrome coat to add interest to beige separates and jeans-and-jumper weekend ensembles.