Our pick of stylish winter coats from the high street

As the days draw alarmingly shorter and the temperature plunges with every rain shower, now’s the time to think about storing away your summer dresses and splashing out on a new coat for autumn and winter.

This year though, there’s no need to splurge on designer labels. Instead, we’ve scoured the high street for the very best high fashion items with our 1-5 AW trends in coats.

1) In the Pink

Yes it’s the colour of the season, so choose a masculine shape – such as this Hobbs overcoat, to offset the sugary shade.

2) Check it out

Checks and tartan were all over the catwalk for this AW. This black and white version from Autograph at M&S has a biker edge too with the leather look collar and trim detail.

3) It’s a wrap

Mango have gone maxi with this maxi shawl collar wrap coat in classic camel.

4) In the Navy

 Navy was the go to neutral for AW. This classic coat from Gap picks up extra trend points with a fuschia and camel stripe. Available soon here.

5) Animal magic

Dolce & Gabbana love a leopard print, and so do I, which is why I’ve already purchased this longline blazer from Next – perfect for Autumn.

By Karen Skagerlind of Wardrobe Wand.