If there’s one reason to look forward to the temperature dropping, it’s the chance to shop for some stylish outerwear.
Timeless faux furs in bright colours are great for the transitional season, while this season’s Must Have puffa jacket (worn off the shoulders) will take you straight through to winter.
You’re thinking about getting a new coat, but where do you start? Here, that’s where. Because I’ve rounded up the best buys on the high street, mostly under £100.
If you hate leaving your duvet in the morning, you can almost take it with you. The puffa is back and better than ever. Choose from pretty pastels, evening-worthy velvets, or block brights, depending on your puffy padding of choice.
- Peach, £20, Primark
- Velvet, £26.25, Tu Clothing
- Lilac, £80, ASOS
- Blue, £59.99, H&M
- Pink, £79.99, Mango
All the big designers are dropping the use of real fur since Gucci decided enough was enough. From snug shearling to full-on faux fur, texture is a key trend this season and will keep you warm and cosy when the temperature drops. No need for real fur. It doesn’t represent wealth anymore. Just plain cruelty.
- Blue, £89.99, Zara
- Reversible, £129, House of Fraser
- Camel, £48, Blue Vanilla at New Look
- Brown, £70, JD Williams
- Leopard, £50, Peacocks
Red is the colour to be seen in – simple. Whether you wear it head to toe, or break it up with other autumnal hues, I recommend you snap it up ASAP.
- Button detail, £30, George at Asda
- Blazer, £25, Primark
- Faux fur, £85, SimplyBe.co.uk
- Belted, £69.99, Zara
- Fluted sleeve, £90, V by Very.co.uk
Hip to be square
There’s a square to satisfy all tastes. Classic Prince of Wales check will polish up your day-to-day look, while country tweeds are weekend-worthy.
- Mixed, £85, ASOS
- Red check, £99, Marks & Spencer
- Pink floral, £95, Miss Selfridge
- Brown, £99.99, H&M
- Monochrome, £75, Next