Just like buying bikinis in March, buying coats before summer has barely finished may seem like a crazy idea… but you'll thank us later. The best pieces of outerwear usually sell out at lightening speed, and if they're super affordable and fresh off the Great British High Street, assume they'll disappear even quicker. So how do you know which ones will end up having a waiting list like that pink M&S coat a few years back? Or the printed Zara number from last year that racked up so many fans it even gained its own Instagram account (@thatcoat)? Rely on us to find the heroes amongst the high street with this edit of 20 of the best.
Topshop's python-print coat has already sold out online, but our trusted sources tell us it's about to be restocked…
We've shopped all your favourite high-street stores, from Weekday to French Connection, to find the coats you need to buy now and wear later (or tomorrow if the sun decided to stay tucked away). While the must-have teddy has gone south and turned in to a maxi coat at Warehouse, statement animal prints have taken over at the likes of Topshop and AllSaints. Add to this the classic car coat getting a revamp at Miss Selfridge in this season's most coveted colour, starting at just £40. Here's our edit of the best high-street coats.
Because all kinds of animal prints win this season.
A wool-blend winner if ever we saw one.
It's time to join the tartan army.
This looks so good on.
Grab a car coat from the tall section and elevate your sartorial self with the extra inches.
Add your maxi teddy coat over a moody floral frock.
With London Fashion Week being the first to go completely fur-free for S/S 19, it's only right we follow suit. Luckily H&M has this dusty pink faux-fur number that'll fix all your furry needs. And it comes in tan too—win win.
Basically a dressing gown you can wear in public—we're sold.
Tick off checks and you'll be ahead of one of A/W 18's key trends.
It's guaranteed to be the next hero piece everyone wants.
The sunshine shade is a must for autumn.
Animal print made headlines at the likes of Victoria Beckham and Tom Ford for A/W 18, and now you can get in on the action for £40. Yep, really.
A faux-shearling lining amps up the cosy and cool factor of this utility classic.
Off-duty style never looked so good.
Basically a hug in the form of a coat.
The timeless peacoat is the ideal trans-seasonal buy.
With or without the detachable collar, it'll make a serious statement.
Sleeping-bag coats are officially a thing.