In 50 Years' Time, This Coat Will Still Look Expensive

If you're looking to invest in an elegant, classic coat you'll wear for decades, you can't beat a beige coat. The camel coat has long been a wardrobe hero; however, for a more expensive-looking, luxurious option, try taking it a few shades lighter. Many of the most beautiful coats of the season come in soft shades of buttermilk, oatmeal and stone. The most aspirational options are structured iterations by Max Mara and Joseph, though we also love Loewe's lighter cashmere jacket and Chloé's buttery leather blazer-style coat. On the high street, John Lewis's double-breasted crombie coat is a no-brainer. Admittedly, this isn't an everyday wear-in-the-rain coat (it won't look so chic with stains), but for a smarter option, this is an option that's resistant to fleeting trends.