As things stand, we seem to buy a new coat every single year. As soon as November hits and we start to feel the chill, we go searching for outerwear that will see us through the winter and be on-trend too. But what if we started shopping differently? What if we looked for pieces we’d love year in, year out without fail, rather than looking for a temporary item?
Coats are a staple. We need them every year to keep warm. Like jeans, they’re never going to lose their place in our hearts – so why buy them with a throwaway attitude? We’ve gone searching for 9 coats that will be stylish for years to come, so you don’t have to donate them to charity – or worse, bin them when they’re no longer on-trend.
Faux fur coat, £210, Jakke – buy now
Fur coats have long been stylish. This faux fur from Jakke is ethically made, cruelty free and designed to last – and it gives us Carrie Bradshaw vibes. How can you go wrong?
Parka, £150, Arket – buy now
This oversized Parka from Arket is timeless and practical. That may not spark joy for you, but it’s a coat you’ll hold onto forever. It’s water repellent, windproof, and best of all, it’s made from recycled polyester – aka used plastic bottles.
Wool blend coat, £125, Weekday – buy now
It may sound silly, but we’ve never thought of buying a black coat. Patterns and colours are our go-to, but this is such a staple piece. It looks chic layered over almost anything and definitely won’t go out of trend, ever.
Denim jacket, £65.99, Topshop – buy now
Who doesn’t love a denim jacket? Like jeans, these never cease to look amazing. This longline borg-lined jacket from Topshop looks casual, but will still keep you warm all winter. It’s a yes from us.
Vintage coat, £85, Rokit – buy now
The most sustainable and ethical clothing you can buy is pre-owned and fortunately, vintage clothes are often timeless. This 70s W&J Wilson overcoat satisfies the colour-obsessed part of us, and instead of fast-fashion that attempts to copy fashion from previous decades, it’s the real deal. We’re sold.
Wool blend coat, £65, Monki – buy now
Provided you get this coat dry cleaned every year, it’ll continue to look beautiful for years to come. The cream hue works well with most outfits, and the shape is classic. For under £70, it’s a bargain too.
Trench coat, £139.99, Mango – buy now
A truly timeless trench coat would be from Burberry, but who has that kinda money lying around? This beautiful belted trench from Mango is the next best thing, with a beautiful tartan lining, tortoiseshell effect buttons and belt, and a lapel collar. Gorgeous.
Coat, £95, ASOS – buy now
This slouchy coat from ASOS is effortlessly stylish. The colour is unusual for a coat, but that’s what makes it so special. Chances are, you won’t see anyone else wearing a coat like it – unlike teddy coats or puffer jackets, which are particularly popular right now. This one truly makes an outfit.
Wool coat, £99.99, H&M – buy now
Have you ever seen a coat that looks this comfy? We didn’t think so. The balloon shape is flattering, while the colour ‘greige’ complements any skin tone. The perfect coat to grab and go every morning, without having to agonise over what will go with it. That’s our kinda coat.
Vintage duffle coat, £60, Beyond Retro – buy now
Duffle coats are sold every year and they don’t make ’em much better than this. Vintage store Beyond Retro are selling this gorgeous Acquascutum coat at a snip for £60. The designer sadly went into administration in September this year, so it’s definitely an investment worth making now.