Now that summer (what there was of it) is well and truly behind us, it’s easy to feel a bit down in the dumps – so it’s important to add cheer to the days in whatever ways we can. Our wardrobes are a great place to start – especially a warm winter coat with a bit of pizazz. Bearing this in mind, we present our five favourite wool mix checked coats, each of them guaranteed to make your days warmer as well as a bit brighter!
Stand Out Check Coat – £95, Joe Browns
Not only does this bold checked coat from Joe Browns feature an attention-grabbing orange, burgundy and green colour scheme, it also has some quirky and cool design features. With an asymmetrical collar and slanted button-up front fastening as well as a random arrangement of cute buttons (and a turquoise edging in blanket stitch on one side), it certainly lives up to its name – it’s a real stand-out!
Green Check Wool Mix Coat – £98 (was £299), James Lakeland
If you’re looking for an investment piece that will last you years but at a bargain price, you could do worse than get hold of this single-breasted wool mix coat from James Lakeland, which is currently on sale at less than a third of its original price. It has popper stud fastenings, and two large patch pockets at the front, and – should you like the style but not the colour, it’s also available (and at the same bargain price) in pink.
Eudon Choi Double-faced Wool Check Coat, Grey – £250, Modern Rarity
This checked Modern Rarity coat has a real designer edge, thanks to Eudon Choi’s exquisite tailoring and choice of oversized cut. It’s been made with a luxurious double-faced wool-rich polyester in charcoal and white and has snap fastenings up the front. With a hem that slants and is longer at the front, this fine garment is finished off with a co-ordinating tie belt and has a draped neckline.
Checked Pink Coat with Faux Fur Collar – £99, Mademoiselle R
Just because it’s autumn doesn’t mean you have to adopt that season’s traditional colour palette – and just looking at the pale pink and yellow pairing on this checked coat from Mademoiselle R lifts our spirits! The mid-length coat fastens up the front with buttons, has two large patch pockets (set at slants) and – of course – a gorgeous faux fur coat in the same vivid yellow colour as the checks.
Collarless Check Coat With Pocket Detail – £100, Junarose
It’s rather common for plus-size garment manufacturers to steer clear of checks and for that reason we’re delighted to see this lovely grey, black and white checked coat from Danish label Junarose, which is only available in sizes 16 to 20. With functional pockets and a button placket, this collarless coat is made from a stylish wool blend and will add a real sense of style to your autumn/winter wardrobe.