As we prepare to bid farewell to summer, we should really get going with renewing our wardrobe for the coolest seasons. The first big buy of the season, it’s a tantalizing proposition: but which trend will you choose? From high end to high street, puffer to tweed, Vogue edits the best women’s winter coat trends of 2018 to shop now – before they sell out.
Softly Belted Trench
Investing in a super sumptuous belted coat was the overriding memo from the autumn/winter 2018 runways. The key takeaways: it should be cinched, oversized enough to hunker down under, and ankle-grazing in length. The Row has the monopoly on exquisite cashmere and wool styles (with price tags to match) and its exemplars are serious investments that will take you through this autumn and beyond. Elsewhere Victoria Beckham, Hermès, Jacquemus, and Gabriela Hearst have styles that will look equally elegant teamed with this season’s slouch boots.
Ribbed-sleeve wool-blend coat, £875 at Matchesfashion.com.
Tweed and Heritage Waves
Whether they come sculpted or left to fly loose, autumn’s love affair with checked tweeds and heritage weaves – given a modern reworking by Balenciaga, Lemaire, Erdem, Calvin Klein, Givenchy – shows no signs of waning.
Leather collar houndstooth, £2,625 at Matchesfashion.com.
Those of you with a penchant for leopard print will know that the quest for the perfect spot is no easy task. However, Calvin Klein, Victoria Beckham, Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli, and Max Mara are due to make your heart sing – all have delivered brilliant spotted treats that demand your attention.
Double breasted leopard coat, £2,595 at Farfetch.com.
This season’s leather coat offering was so plentiful and sleek that you could switch from slick trench styles at Acne, Max Mara and Miu Miu, to Seventies-infused at Chloé and Loewe, with rich autumnal hues that would complement any skin tone.
Western leather trench coat, £1,350 at Coach.com.
The volume was turned up to maximum when it came to tartans and check tweeds, popped in primary tones and scaled in size. See Self-Portrait, Michael Kors, Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, and Sacai. This is heritage with a punch.
Plaid trench coat, £745 at Mytheresa.com.
Down-filled twill jacket, £2,250 at Matchesfashion.com.