The coat is the centerpiece of the winter wardrobe. It’s the item we end up wearing the most throughout the season, and, if you’re just like us it’s probably your most-anticipated buy.
Boy does a coat work hard – both practically and stylishly – and, as it can often be the spend that takes the most out of our budgets, so it should. We need them to be comfortable enough to cosy into, transcend occasion so they are always appropriate, be big enough to accommodate autumnal layers, as well as being able to bring any ensemble together.
We’ve done the hard bit for you by tracking down 25 of the best coats on offer from the high street. Some champion current trends – Primark’s fur-collared corduroy sings from the same trend sheet as those seen at Marc Jacobs – while others are wear-forever styles that should be spotted in everyone’s staple wardrobes, Zara’s tartan-lined trench is the ultimate case in point.