Prediction: These 10 Coat Trends Will Be the First to Sell Out

Seeing as autumn seemed to kick into gear the moment September started, it's handy that our favourite brands are already brimming with beautiful coats. And just like buying swimwear early, advise investing in a coat at the start of the season before much of the key styles sell out, leaving you with limited options). But which types of coats are on the style agenda for 2019

There are the classics—think camel coats, trenches and cosy faux fur—but there are also a few key styles that started out as micro-trends but have now graduated to become winter wardrobe must-haves well worth considering. To guide you through the various types of coats on offer, we've looked to our favourite influencers for inspiration. Consider this your winter coat cheat-sheet. 

#1: Trench Coat
Types of coats: Katherine Ormerod wears a trench coat



Style Notes: A classic trench is the ultimate grab-and-go option. Wear loose over printed dresses or smart workwear, or belt up over chunky knits. Every wardrobe needs one, and right now the vibe is to go for something with a utility feel, like Katherine above.

#2: The Posh Puffer
Types of coats: Tiffany Hsu wearing a puffer coat



Style Notes: We challenge you to find a warmer, cosier coat than this one. Choose between neutral hues and shorted, cropped iterations, or go mid-length and maximalist on colour. You'll get so much wear out of this.

#3: The Checked Coat
Types of coats: Tine Andreaa wearing a checked coat



Style Notes: From subtle heritage checks on single-breasted cuts to bold, graphic longline coats in standout hues, this is one of the biggest, most wearable trends when it comes to outerwear.

#4: Classic Camel
Types of coats: Ada Oguntodu wearing a camel coat



Style Notes: This is a no-brainer if you want something smart enough for work that you can also style with top-to-toe denim on the weekend—you can't go wrong investing in a well-cut camel coat.

#5: Vinyl
Types of coats: Monikh Dale wearing a red vinyl coat



Style Notes: One of the most practical yet impactful outerwear trends has to be vinyl. Choose between bold primary hues, something sheer for layering over jeans and a crew-neck knit, or keep it chic and try a black trench style—this is the ultimate off-duty option, and it's going to be huge for A/W 19.

#6: Leather
Types of coats: Lucy Williams wears a leather coat



Style Notes: A close cousin to vinyl, leather coats are also having a moment. Naturally, they come with rather extravagant price tags, but we guarantee this is a coat you'll wear (and love) for the rest of your life. 

#7: Belted Coats
Types of coats: Jessie Bush wearing a belted coat



Style Notes: The belted coat will always be a winning option. Stick to shades of grey, camel or navy for wear-with-anything potential, or try out a pastel by slipping into something powder blue or pink.

#8: Leopard Print
Types of coats: Vanessa Hong wears a leopard print coat



Style Notes: Leopard print coats flew off the shelves in 2018 and the trend looks set to be just as popular for 2019, too. Wear with black for the chicest take.

#9: Cream
Types of coats: Tamu McPherson wears a cream coat



Style Notes: While it might not be the most practical of coat trend, cream outerwear is perennially chic and will always make your outfits look polished. 

#10: Faux Fur
Types of coats: Maria Bernad wearing a striped faux fur coat



Style Notes: No winter wardrobe is complete without a faux-fur coat, and luckily you'll never be short of choice with this trend. Look to fun striped versions or something leopard, or go all-out bonkers in a pastel hue—there are so many playful options out there. 

This post was published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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