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01st Aug 2023

The coats you need to start investing in ahead of autumn

Yes, we know we’re only starting out in August but the weather is giving more of an autumn vibe, so we’re just not fighting it anymore.

As we await for the sun to show and pray we finally get to wear the summer wardrobe we bought with the best intentions in May, we decided that we have learned nothing and are fully planning on doing the same for the upcoming season – with our luck the sun will appear mid-October.

Autumn fashion in Ireland is a tricky one, no matter how cute our outfits are, they’re always covered up by a coat.

To combat this, a statement jacket is our best friend. Nothing too light but it also can’t be too heavy, finding the perfect in-between is a task in itself – but that’s what we’re here for.

Brown leather

Black leather is out and brown is in, and we’re so here for it. Whether it’s a biker or a bomber, it’s not worth investing in this season unless it’s brown leather.

Brown leather coats have been a staple on the F/W 23 runway and are now appearing on the high street as they get ready for the upcoming season – not to mention this trend has come and gone over the years, so you’re bound to get lucky in a charity shop or on Depop.

Crocodile leather

While we may have just said brown leather is the way to go, black is acceptable this season if it comes in the form of crocodile print.

Adding a print like this can be a tricky one, but crocodile gives that look of luxury we desire. Think the Yves Saint Laurent Cassandra bag but in jacket form – who wouldn’t want that?

Wool trenches

Take it from someone who has been wearing a woollen trench coat for years, these are one of the best investments you’ll ever make.

Valentino has been paving the way with these in their FW 23 collection, with neutrals and darker tones working the best for this look.

Long and embellished biker jackets

Definitely the more out there of the coats this season but embellished biker jackets? I literally can’t not have one.

Long biker jackets are one thing, but adding a funky pattern to them only catches everyone’s eye so much more – whether it’s studded, embroidered or just printed in an alternative design.