Dark mornings, rainy days and ice cold nights can only mean one thing; summer is well and truly over and winter is on its way! Now it is time to push those summer causals into the depths of the wardrobe and pull on your beloved winter warmers.
As sad as the thought may be autumn is in full swing, but every cloud has its silver lining. Along with grey skies and chilly winds autumn brings us brand new trends to keep us warm and fashionable all at once.
**The first thing I think of, when I hear the word autumn is coats. Finding the coat that will become your best friend right through to spring, this season has yielded a bumper crop of coats in various different shapes and styles so you are bound to find the right one for you.
In previous years having a good warm coat meant forking over a good sum of money but this year that’s all changed. You can now have catwalk looks for rock bottom high street prices. Here are some of the best coats on the high street for £40 and under.
The duffel coat, made famous by Paddington Bear, has been an autumn regular year after year. The casual feel of this style makes the very easy and comfortable to wear.
Toggle-Fastened Duffel: £19 George at Asda
Checked Duffel Coat: £40 Peacocks
Today’s duffle coat has been updated carrying through a few trends that were seen this summer. Prints and bright colours seem to be the way to go.
Another trend filtering through into the new season is the biker jacket. All summer long we were surrounded by the light weight leathers but for autumn they have been revamped and given a fresh seasonal upgrade.
Biker Jacket: £34.99 H&M
Biker Jacket £34.99 H&M
Leather Sleve Biker Coat £28 Primark
Coats in this style have the upper hand on the summer versions because of the mix of textures. Fabrics such as tweed and wool have been combined with leather producing an edgy yet elegant finish.
For a less casual look why not try a dress coat. Even if thrown on over a pair of jeans and a t-shirt they will never fail to add a chic touch.
40’s Peplum Coat: £40 F&F at Tesco
Zip Fit and Flare Coat: £36 George at Asda
Quilted Pannel Mixed Texture Coat: £40 F&F at Tesco
Usually in order to keep warm in the colder months we turn toward bulky coats and knit wear, but a dress coat is the complete opposite. Normally made from a heavy material they are tailored in order to fit the female form flattering her curves while keeping her toasty.
If you are looking for a statement coat why not try fur. Wearing a fur coat screams glamour, but can be almost impossible to find on a budget. For a head turning statement look why not try a faux fur from the high street.
Fake Fur Coat: £39.99 H&M
Perfect for a special occasion this fur coat is a steal and will see you through the festive season.
With all these coats available at such low prices it feels great to say keeping warm no longer has to break the bank.