One coat seems to be dominating the shops at the moment. Not the trench, not the puffer, but the quilted coat. Its cousin - the short quilted jacket - has been flying off the shelves, particularly this khaki version from M&S. But the quilted coat is longer and, therefore, more suited to the colder temperatures that are just around the corner. And the style set are definitely on board.
Bella Hadid has already worn one from Martine Rose - a navy blue number that she styled with baggy trousers and black trainers - and they were all over the streets at Paris Fashion Week, with oversized zippered styles edging out the competition. Back in London, Clara Amfo wore hers, a sunshine-coloured style from French Connection, over a utility jacket and white T-shirt.
The kind of blanket coverage they offer might seem premature, but when the temperatures turn - and they will - a quilted coat will be your BFF.
& Other Stories' Quilted Coat is a great all-rounder if you want to wear yours with literally everything, from swishing autumn dresses to wide-leg jeans and boots. If you're looking to make a bit more of statement, meanwhile, Whistles' Quilted Coat - adorable in soft buttercup yellow - would look gorgeous with knitted cream co-ords.
All you need now are your heavy-duty boots and you're ready to face the elements.