These 22 Expensive-Looking High-Street Coats Will Carry You Right Into 2020

Did you know that there are still 40 days until the shortest day of the year? That means the nights are going to get even darker. "How is that possible?" I hear you cry. I'm no Brian Cox, but due to the South Pole being tilted towards the sun, it's currently winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and the days are getting darker by three minutes more every day. Short of relocating to Australia for six months, there's only one solution: Ensure there are moments of joy in your life.

For me, that means having a nice breakfast, a lot of coffee and wearing a coat that makes me feel rich and warm at the same time. That doesn't mean you need to spend a lot of money, though. It just means you want to find a piece of outerwear that will make you feel special and fancy even when you're just wearing jeans and a jumper.

Good news then, as there are plenty of high-street winners around right now that look especially expensive. My personal trick for ensuring a coat looks pricier than it is is to go for something more tailored and in a block colour. While the majority of the edit below sticks to this rule, there are a few exceptions where it's the material, the colour or print that makes the outerwear look like you've forked out more than you did. Keep scrolling to shop the edit below for your ultimate winter coat on a budget.

A classic. This will look incredible thrown over a white T-shirt, blue jeans and sneakers. You can also wear it with your office attire.

If you want something to really brighten your mood, how about something like this bold green coat?

Trust M&S to come up with the goods when it comes to a black double-breasted coat. 

This one is so fabulous and so cosy. 

We've spotted this one all over Instagram. 

The navy colour of this coat makes it look way more expensive than it is. 

For under £200, this cashmere blend coat is a steal. 

This looks way more expensive that its price tag. 

There's something about the addition of the belt that helps this faux-fur offering feel way more pricey.

A heavier-looking coat will also give off the impression of it being expensive. 

One of team Who What Wear's favourite brands now does coats and we're hooked. 

While usually I wouldn't say a padded coat looks expensive, the sheen and the colour of this one helps to elevate it to make it look designer-quality. 

This is from Debenham's new in-house brand, and it's one coat you don't want to miss out on. 

COS knows how to offer up classic coats with a twist.

Such a great coat from Whistles that we know will last you forever. 

A bit of a curveball from French Connection, but trust us when we say this coat looks like it should be double the price.

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Opening Image: @ada_oguntodu

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