Your guide to new season coats

29 September 2017

by Isabelle Ohnemus

Your guide to new season coats

Photo: Alexander Wang/

Get ready to give your wardrobe an autumn refresh with our coat star buys.

Denim drop

New for autumn, denim comes ruffled or with elaborate furs. The latter presents an attention-grabbing option for AW17. Think cosy linings and trims to update the classic jacket style. Shaggy furs have a wild and casual feel, whilst rich toned pelts layer against raw denims for a premium look. Adorn cuffs, collars and even entire sleeves in fuzzy faux fur to turn heads. For a sense of drama, try voluminous structured ruffles to complement otherwise understated silhouettes. Cascading ruffles transition from their importance during SS16 onto jacket sleeves and fronts for big impact.

Parker update

river island

Photo: River Island / Autumn/Winter 2017/

This season, make your coat of choice a shearling parka. The key silhouette merging utility details (a key influence for AW17 onwards) utilises large-scale details for a chic update. Outsized pockets keep the piece new with the classic style now sporting cosy fabric-blocking details. Indeed, fabric-blocking brings newness via insulating shearing, sumptuous wool and smooth leather.

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Shop On EyeFitU: Parka Update (London): Bazar Deluxe, River Island

Furry picks

furry picks

Photo: Marks & Spencer / Autumn/Winter 2017/

Particularly a favourite with Chinese designers, faux fur is dominating. The fur coat has become a long-lasting quintessential piece for the season. Sugary pastels are popular with shades of aqua green and sweet pink tones having stand out. Cuts are oversized for a playful, youthful look. When it comes to styling, hi-lo is again channeled with hoodies and sporty tracksuits contrasting the overtly glamorous outerwear.

Wide lapels

wide lapels

Photo: Oasis, Hobbs / Autumn/Winter 2017/,

Wide lapel coats are the go-to for a contemporary shopper looking for a sturdy outerwear option. Frilled hemlines offer a subtle update, whilst outsized proportions and unstructured silhouettes offer a new spin. Classic Crombie styles reign on and the colour palettes keep things traditional.

Anorak styles

lazy oaf

Photo: Lazy Oaf / 

The anorak mixes blocked styling with functional details this season. Sports styling remains integral so look out for the silhouette taking over amongst the fashion pack. Check out colour blocking panels for a fun touch too. Ready to invest? Don’t miss slightly flared cuffs, nodding to the current popularity of statement sleeves.

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Shop On EyeFitU: Anorak Update (Berlin): ASOS

Military looks

modern military

Photo: Assembly, WWD/ New York /

Last on our list but still at the top of our wish-list, the military coat. From statement hardware, camo and oversized shapes to minimalist looks, reworked fabrics, rustic tones and eclectic embellishments, staple military jackets should be layered over your party dresses pronto. Wear with cut-and-paste jeans or team with luxe velvet trousers. Experiment with streetwear mixes too, offering the classic piece a renewed identity (as seen with hi-lo styling at Acne and Saint Laurent).

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Shop On EyeFitU: EYE-CATCHING MILITARY LOOKS: Moschino, Current/Elliott, Loveless

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