10 Chic Ways to Make Your Winter Coat Work Even Harder This November

A really great winter coat is hard to come by and therefore deserves a great coat-centric outfit to truly let it shine. Once you've got over the first hurdle of finally deciding which style to buy—whether it's an on-trend vinyl trench or classic camel number—it's then a case of styling it up to perfection.

More often than not, the obvious choice when outfit-building around outerwear is to slip a coat over a chunky knit and jeans, which, don't get me wrong, is a failsafe look for chilly weekends. Sometimes, though, you just want to feel a little more inspired. That's where we come in. We're all too familiar with the challenges that come with cold-weather dressing, so we've rounded up 10 easy-to-copy coat outfit ideas that our favourite influencers have been nailing recently.

Trust us—these foolproof combinations will provide all the inspiration you need to freshen up your layered looks, from now and way into the depths of winter. Keep scrolling to shop now.

1. Slouchy Tailoring

Style Notes: Emma's wool coat ticks all the boxes, and we love that it's a tailored shape that's still slouchy. Layered over smart black jeans and a polo-neck, this is the ultimate autumnal outfit. We're about to copy it instantly. 

Style Notes: Erica proves that red and pink is still one of our favourite colour combinations here. You can't go wrong with this colour clash. This Boden coat will brighten up and add a bit of leopard-print sass the greyest of November days.

3. Going-Out

Style Notes: If anyone knows how to nail going-out dressing, it's Camille. The secret to her success is Saks Potts, who undoubtedly makes the best luxury coats to keep you warm even when wearing a dress (especially when you're wearing one as short as Camille's). 

Style Notes: We couldn't not also include this perfectly autumnal daytime look from Camille. She wears the tonal trend extremely well, matching her cream coat to her knit and adding some buttery soft leather accessories to finish off the look. 

5. Double Leather

Style Notes: Lucy's double-leather look is certainly good. If anyone can pull it off, she can, but it's definitely tempting us to try it out ourselves. The added pop of pink and those strappy sandals from The Row add a girly touch to balance out the tough leather. We love. 

6. High Shine

Style Notes: Florrie has packed on the shine in this outfit. Why not try the trend out for yourself? Vinyl trenches are everywhere this season and we can't get enough. Obviously, they work in the day with jeans and knits, but they're also another great style for throwing on for an evening event (it's the perfect excuse to buy this Ganni dress to pair with it). 

7. Clashing Prints

Style Notes: We're big fans of a clashing print at the best of times, but when it involves two different animal prints and a vinyl trench coat, we couldn't be more sold. We currently have this Mint Velvet coat in the Who What Wear UK office and none of us can stop swooning over it. 

8. Cosy and Casual

Style Notes: Freddie Harrel's denim-and-shearling outfit has made us wish it was the weekend immediately. This is how to do cosy, casual dressing whilst still looking uber-chic this autumn. 

Style Notes: How did we never think to match our jumper dresses to our coats until now? This head-to-toe grey outfit is so expensive-looking that we can't get enough. Top it off with some slingbacks and you've got the classiest coat look of 2019 so far. 

10. Knitted Textures

Style Notes: Katherine's textured look proves you don't actually have to splash the cash to look like you have. Her head-to-toe Kley outfit is autumnal perfection and we want to wear it every day this week. Knitted co-ords are most definitely a thing at the moment, and these trousers are a bargain. Not to mention this borg coat is as cosy as they come. 

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