The A/W style guide: coats

Now that we are officially into autumn, it’s time to swap our kimonos and denim jackets for trench coats and faux fur jackets. With a new season comes new trends, and this A/W is no different. Whether it’s outrageous patterns or a timeless classic there are plenty of jackets and coats for you to choose right on the high street.


The first trend that is dominating the high street is the puffer jacket. The puffer jacket or sometimes referred to as the bubble jacket, seen throughout all the major stores. There is an ample amount of selections from pink, black blue or for a vibrant splash of colour why not try red? While this jacket may be one of the more edgier trends, if you’re looking to step outside of your comfort zone then this is the one for you.


Another trend that has returned to the rack is the shearling coat. The fur lining with a brown shell jacket made famous by Zara, is back again. Except this time around its not just the brown and white fur combination that we see. Stores such as Bershka and H&M have put their own spin on the hottest trend this season. Bershka has several colours in the shearling jacket from pink to yellow, the choice is endless. H&M on the other hand offer a combination of a classic with a trend with a leather shearling jacket.


The Teddy Bear jacket is another coat that can be seen in nearly all high street stores. Now for those of you who need something to keep you warm on those cold winter nights, this is the jacket for you! These jackets aren’t one to miss as they are perfect jacket to keep you cosy, yet fashionable. While it might not be the most practical jacket for the temperamental Irish winter, the Teddy Bear jacket is one not to miss out on.


The Cheetah print jacket is one that has been around for quite some time. Well this autumn is no different. The Cheetah print jacket is a trend that will never go out of style. This coat is another bold choice for your winter wardrobe. If the puffer jacket is too much out of your comfort zone, then this a great option if you want to broaden your style and be a bit more adventurous.  Some may say tacky, yet stylish is the word used by many of those in the fashion industry.

So whether you’re looking for a just simple jacket to keep you warm and cosy on that bus ride home or something bold for your wardrobe, you are spoilt for choice. For this winter, not only will you be warm but fabulous too.

Niamh Dunne

Image Credit: Grainne Jones