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The 10 best autumn coats to refresh your outerwear game

Check out the pieces that we're currently lusting after...

Assortment of autumn coats
Orin Carlin
Content Writer
Updated: September 1, 2023
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Autumn is just around the corner, and therefore it's time to turn your attention to your coat collection and give it a well-deserved update.

Whether coats are your sartorial kryptonite, or usually a matter of an afterthought, checking out the trends that are set to be huge this season is a useful way of informing your choice. 

Nothing compares to a stylish coat in its ability to elevate an outfit. A chic layering piece has the unique capability to hide a multitude of sins if what you've thrown on during a gloomy early start turns out to lack a certain je ne sais quoi in the (very) cold light of day.

Keep toasty and stylish this season with our current favourite coats © Getty
Keep toasty and stylish this season with our current favourite coats

How we chose the pieces: 

  • Price: Whether you're planning on splashing out or bagging a bargain, we've got a piece in your price range. We've selected this season's most stylish coats, ranging from affordable high street and mid-level brands to luxe designer labels.
  • Style: Naturally, a super flattering coat silhouette is essential. When combing through the internet's top fashion sites for the best styles, we made sure that each of our picks were either bang on trend for AW23 or had a certain classic appeal for maximum wearability. We've delivered on scope - from easy-breezy trenches to cosy faux furs, these are the pieces we're lusting after this autumn.

READ: 10 transitional staples from NET-A-PORTER that you need to buy before autumn

Hello! Fashion shares the most stylish autumn coats to shop this season: 

  • Best Autumn Coats

    AllSaints leather trench

    Farren Leather Eyelet Belted Trench Coat


    Wear with…

    Chunky Chelsea boots and a lace-trimmed slip.

    You can always rely on smooth, buttery leather to inject an outfit with a certain glossy appeal. From AllSaints' capsule AW23 edit, created in collaboration with lifestyle platform Mercer7, the Farren trench feels utterly timeless. The buttonless approach feels clean and sleek, and we love the eyelet-covered belt, both for a waist-cinching moment and a splash of utilitarianism.

  • Arket trench coat

    Linen Cotton Trench Coat


    Wear with…

    Khaki top-stitched jeans and retro-style sneakers. 

    When the first day of September hits, the trenches are promoted to the forefront of the wardrobe – we don't make the rules. Arket's cotton-linen blend version features all the classic design details – double-breasted buttons, epaulettes, a silhouette-enhancing belt and a wearable beige hue. Crucially, it also features a slim vent at the back, ideal for keeping you comfortable in line with the transitional dressing period's fluctuating weather.

  • Zara raincoat

    Rubberised Raincoat


    Wear with…

    A shimmery mini dress and vibrant wellies. 

    Reserved for festival emergencies, hooded raincoats are never particularly forgiving. Zara's rubberised ecru version poses a seriously stylish exception. Considering the affordable price point, the creamy hue feels extremely luxe, and the minimalist front flap pockets don't disrupt the clean, straight silhouette.

  • Etro printed coat

    Double-breasted Velvet Jacquard Coat


    Wear with…

    A cream A-line mini skirt and square-toe horsebit slingbacks. 

    Richly evocative of exotic tiles, this piece by Etro has a luxe, vintage feel. Crafted from velvet-jacquard, the fabric's lustre gives it a certain radiance and the silhouette is streamlined, never bulky, even with such a thick texture. It's giving 60s siren, and it would look amazing with bare legs and a wash of sultry smoke across the lids.

  • Kitri Coat

    Simone Brown Vinyl Coat


    Wear with...

    Snakeskin knee-high boots and a Farrah Fawcett blowdry. 

    Now this we can get on board with. Bridging the gap between high street and high end, Hackney-based label Kitri is killing it right now, and its Simone coat – now in a delicious, lived-in brown hue – is a case in point. Featuring a fluffy collar and cuffs, large patch pockets and a vinyl finish, it oozes 1970s It-girl vibes and we can't get enough.

  • Loro Piana coat

    Belted Checked Coat

    Loro Piana

    Wear with...

    Glossy leather kick flares and a camel polo knit.

    Representing the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship, pieces by Loro Piana will last a lifetime. This checked maxi coat is eye-wateringly expensive, but the neutral colour palette lends it a certain timeless quality. The tan leather trims add polish, and it would make for an excellent investment if you're looking to update your workwear wardrobe.

  • Cos wool coat

    Oversized Double Breasted Wool Coat


    Wear with...

    A crisp white shirt, gold hoops and black flared jeans. 

    Presenting a slightly softer, earthier take on chocolate brown, one of this season's hottest hues, this piece by Cos feels versatile and enduring. Cut from a wool-polyester blend with a hint of alpaca, the texture is fuzzy to the touch and super cosy. The oversized shape is slouchy and casual, but you could easily style it up with a statement earring and a sharp tailoring moment.

  • Whistles quilted jacket

    Cleo Leather Quilted Jacket


    Wear with...

    Cream combat trousers and high-top trainers. 

    This piece by Whistles definitely sits more on the jacket end of the outerwear spectrum, but it makes the cut on account of the attention to detail. The geometric quilting adds a sense of depth (not to mention extra warmth), and the rich burgundy hue feels utterly apt for autumn. Ribbed cuffs and collar detailing nod to the classic bomber, but overall effect is fresh and cool.

  • Mother of Pearl coat

    Belted Pearl-embellished Denim Coat

    Mother of Pearl

    Wear with...

    A creamy white knitted dress and cool-girl flats. 

    Cut from black denim with white topstitching, this piece by Mother of Pearl has an air of functionality, mixed with elegant faux gemstone detailing on the sleeves. The fit is relaxed and unfussy, and yet there is the option to emphasise your shape with a tie belt, should you so desire.

  • Leopard fur coat

    Lacon Coat

    Yves Salomon

    Wear with...

    A sheer shirt and tailored trousers.

    Crafted in France from cosy shearling, this piece by Yves Salomon pays homage to a print classic. They say that leopard is a neutral, and in such a forgiving colour palette, this coat would make for a seriously versatile autumn investment.

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