Outerwear obsessions

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By Helena Reeds, Third Year Neuroscience

The Croft Magazine // Ah, finally! Autumn is here. As the leaves turn orange and the days get shorter, it's time to trade in our bikinis for blazers.

Outerwear is probably the only reason (apart from Christmas, duh!) that I actually enjoy the cooler months, and this year is no different as I'm ready to choose my new coat of the season. Stay cosy and cute in a faux fur number or go for the 'cool girl' style and don a leather blazer. Here's a list of some of my favourite coat and jacket trends to try this season.

Leather blazers

I'm currently adoring the leather blazer/coat trend at the moment. For a clean, 'model off duty' look, opt for a black leather or branch out and find a coloured leather for a more statement look. This faux leather piece from Monki checks all the right boxes and can stay in your wardrobe for many years to come.

Faux leather jacket, £65 | Monki

Tip! If you're looking for a real leather piece at a lower price, check out your local charity shops. I picked a gorgeous chocolate brown leather coat for just £15!

Faux fur trimmed coats

This autumn/winter, it's all about big, fluffy, fur-trimmed coats and jackets. The more extra they are, the better! For vintage lovers, hop onto eBay or Depop to search for 'Afghan Coats' and 'Penny Lane Jackets' at bargain prices. Or if you're looking to pick one up from the high street, try this navy version from Topshop, and trench style coat from Missguided.

Navy Faux Trim Coat, £79.99 | Topshop
Black faux leather faux fur trench coat, £68 | Missguided

For those of you wanting to invest in this statement piece, (or just window shop if you're deep into your overdraft like me), have a look at coats from Saks Potts and Charlotte Simone.

Sheepskin

Shearling jackets and Borg coats come back in fashion every autumn/winter, and each year the high-street brings out delicious faux-sheepskin iterations of this trend. Play it safe and go for a faux-shearling number like this one from Urban Outfitters, or choose a more statement piece like this one from Topshop, which gives me major 'Scandi style' vibes.

UO Faux Shearling Brown Longline Coat, £95 | Urban Outfitters
Black Reversible Borg Jacket, £79 | Topshop

Whatever you choose, you'll look amazing and stay toasty!

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