Much as it pains us to admit, our beloved oversized blazers and lightweight trenches need to be retired in favour of pieces that are a little more heavy-duty and won't see us shivering as soon as we've left the house.
Nothing compares to a stylish coat in its ability to elevate an outfit - indispensable either when what lies beneath is slightly lacking, or if you want to dial up your party 'fit for your big entrance.
It may be the last addition to your ensemble before heading out the door, but your outerwear oughtn't be an afterthought.
How we chose the pieces:
- 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 buttery faux furs to glossy A-line pieces, these are the pieces we're lusting after this winter.
- Brand: Investment dressing might feel like a drag, but pieces that you will wear often deserve to be made to last. We can't stress this enough – if you're wearing a select few coats on rotation, or even if you wear the same one pretty much on the daily, quality is key. Often, designer coats are head and shoulders above their high street counterparts in terms of fabric and construction. All our picks are by designer labels, ranging from Rabanne to Nina Ricci.
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