As it’s a phenomenon that inevitably recurs every year, you’d think that we’d be pretty prepped for the whole changing of the seasons malarky, but the sudden darker evenings and chillier temperatures seem to descend upon us from nowhere. Time to invest in a winter coat!
How can we be soaking up the rays one day and then burrowed under seven layers of clothing the next? Maneuvering oneself through British weather with sartorial success has just got that little bit easier with this selection of on trend handmade and vintage coats…
Fluffy faux fur, statement shearling and anything that brings about an increase in mistaken yeti sightings is big news for autumn and winter. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous choose bright colours or patchwork designs.
Faux fur jacket, £99, Bombe Surprise
The seventies boho trend is here to stay, and the key piece for A/W is the poncho- the more textures, the better. This reversible, tasseled number teamed with a grey roll neck would keep you both on trend and toasty.
Boho poncho, £50, Super Queenie Retro
Check out check patterns for the colder months.
Check wool cape, £45, Bird on a Wire Vintage
If it was acceptable in the eighties, chances are it’s hot stuff this season. Yep; it’s time to whip out the shoulder pads.
Blue suede jacket, £46, BoBo Vintage
If you have to stick to one hue this season, make it post box red. Plus, capes are the socially acceptable alternative to walking around wrapped in a blanket all day.
Red wool cape, £68, Sartorial Matters
Not for the faint hearted; bold, graphic patterns and make-your-eyes-go-funny optical illusions were a designer fave on the catwalks. Team this blazer with a thick knitted scarf to break up the jazziness.
Geometric blazer, £25, Popcorn and Cheese
Geek has never been so chic. Pair this preppy checked jacket with some mismatched wooly accessories and give yourself a gold star.
Pink checked jacket, £17.50, Vagabonds Retro
Are you on the hunt for a coat that’s stylish but not too showy? An understated oatmeal colour allows tailoring to take centre stage. Opt for oversized, androgynous and architectural shapes.
Oatmeal coat, £68, Bird on a Wire Vintage
What’s your ideal coat for autumn/winter? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @EtsyUK!