10 Ways to Make Your Coat Work Even Harder This Autumn

Emily Dawes
·4-min read

A really great winter coat is hard to come by and therefore deserves a great coat-centric outfit to truly let it shine. Once you've got over the first hurdle of finally deciding which style to buy—whether it's an on-trend vinyl trench or classic camel number—it's then a case of styling it up to perfection.

More often than not, the obvious choice when outfit-building around outerwear is to slip a coat over a chunky knit and jeans, which, don't get me wrong, is a failsafe look for chilly weekends. Sometimes, though, you just want to feel a little more inspired. That's where we come in. We're all too familiar with the challenges that come with cold-weather dressing, so we've rounded up 10 easy-to-copy coat outfit ideas that our favourite influencers have been nailing recently.

Trust us—these foolproof combinations will provide all the inspiration you need to freshen up your layered looks, from now and way into the depths of winter. Keep scrolling to shop now.

Embrace Statement Collars & Cuffs

Style Notes: An easy way to elevate your winter coat is to opt for statement details, such as look-at-me collars and cuffs. Just add animal print trousers for Ab Fab vibes. Anna's Charlotte Simone coat is sold out, but you can shop a similar style below.

Saks Potts Foxy Faux-Fur-Trimmed Leather Coat (£1360)

Thomas Sabo Hoop Earrings (£179)

Mango Crop Skinny Trousers (£20)

Monki Faux Leather Bag (£25)

Slouchy Tailoring

Style Notes: This wool coat ticks all the boxes, and we love that it's a tailored shape that's still slouchy. Layered over smart black jeans and a polo-neck, this is the ultimate autumnal outfit. We're about to copy it instantly.

H&M Wool-Blend Coat (£120)

Arket Tapered Jeans (£59)

Dune London Troop Mid Block Heel Knee High Boots (£180)

Celine Medium Classic Bag in Calfskin Liégé (£2850)

Tonal Layers

Style Notes: We couldn't not also include this perfectly autumnal daytime look from Monikh. She wears the tonal trend extremely well, matching her cream coat to her roll neck and adding a pair of slouchy trousers to finish off the look.

Another Tomorrow Oversized Single-Breasted Twill Jacket (£790)

Reiss Eve Wool Cashmere Blend Roll Neck Jumper, Cream (£145)

Another Tomorrow High-Rise Twill Slim Trousers (£495)

Arket Chunky-Sole Leather Boots (£175)

High Shine

Style Notes: Florrie has packed on the shine in this outfit. Why not try the trend out for yourself? Vinyl trenches are everywhere this season and we can't get enough. Obviously, they work in the day with jeans and knits, but they're also another great style for throwing on for date night.

Topshop Single Breasted Vinyl Coat (£79)

Ganni Smocked Checked Cotton-Blend Seersucker Midi Dress (£225)

Missoma Limited Gold Medium Ridge Claw Hoops (£115)

Zadig & Voltaire Zv Initiale Le City Bag (£430)

Double Leather

Style Notes: Lucy's double-leather look is certainly good. If anyone can pull it off, she can, but it's definitely tempting us to try it out ourselves. The added pop of pink and those strappy sandals from The Row add a girly touch to balance out the tough leather. We love.

M&S Collection Faux Leather Belted Trench Coat (£79)

Gucci Plissé Silk-Jacquard Shirt (£870)

Marks and Spencer Leather Cropped Straight Trousers (£159)

The Row Bare Leather Sandals (£650)

Embrace the Clash

Style Notes: Nnenna's bold pink coat-and-zebra-print dress is sure to turn heads in a sea of beiges and browns shades.

Topshop Bright Pink Boucle Trench (£79)

Rixo Mara Zebra Mono (£275)

Alexander McQueen Tread Black Leather Chelsea Boots (£540)

Knitted Textures

Style Notes: Katherine's textured look proves you don't actually have to splash the cash to look like you have. Her fuzzy outfit is autumnal perfection and we want to wear it every day this week. Knitted co-ords are most definitely a thing at the moment, and these trousers are a bargain. Not to mention this borg coat is as cosy as they come.

Topshop Cream Oversized Borg Longline Coat (£80)

Zara Long Knit Top (£26)

Zara Straight Fit Knit Trousers (£29.99)

Oliver Bonas Women Nova Studded White Saddle Crossbody Bag (£20)

Next, see more of the best autumn/winter trends.

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