The Coat Edit: AW14

It’s that time of year again – the nights are getting darker, temperatures are starting to dip (well maybe not just yet, but in my head I’m ready for crisp autumn days and the chill of winter fashion) and the High Street are showcasing one of my favourite fashion categories…coats.

Ignoring the cape, blanket coat and blanket cape, this season is more about colour than shape. At the end of the day you need to shop for your figure.

With three main colour trends hitting the stores some are doing it better than others…

Let’s start with Pastels and the accessible River Island collection.

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Baby blues and blush pinks in oversized cuts are a must this season. The soft colours and fabrics ensure your winter outfits have a little colour and the worn open design or single button style are perfect for that thrown on chic look.

Next up it’s Brights and M&S have thrown us into a pool of colours this season with their vibrant collection.

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For the past few seasons Marks & Spencer’s have really upped their game. I was there at the weekend listening to a presentation about dressing for your shape and it was really positive to see a mix of age groups.

From zesty limes and oranges to electric blues and pinks they have really invested heavily in the colour pop trend.

Finally we move onto the Minimal trend and Reiss have caught my eye with their take on the look.

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Strong, structured cuts always look better in classic hues and their collection of creams, ivorys and lilacs bring out the sophisticated side of outerwear.

So from pastel pea coats and orange overcoats to creamy cover ups, the High Street have a delectable range of outdoor pieces guaranteed to keep you cosy and stylish this winter.

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