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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.