Bikini-clad on the beach or lighting up the red carpet on awards night, our favourite celebrities never fail to impress. But it takes some rare style savvy to have the same show-stopping effect when autumn arrives and we trade fashion for function. From duffle coats to trench coats, here are five celeb-worthy coats for less.
Royal fashion icon, Kate Middleton is a symbol of delicate femininity in any ensemble and any season. The duchess’s prim and proper Max Mara winter coat is no exception. Her charming funnel-neck coat spotted on a trip to Guildhall, England brightens those bleak winter days in a soft beige. The thin bow belt provides an ever-do-slight girly accent that is totally Kate. Find a similar style for a fraction of the cost with this above-the-knee ivory number and darling Kate Spade belt.
The second youngest Oscar winner for Best Actress is making waves as a trendsetter as well. Jennifer Lawrence has been turning heads not only on the red carpet in sophisticated evening wear but on the bust streets of NYC in cute and clever outerwear. Just skimming the knees, her collared camel coat proved anything but ordinary. The flattering seams allow for something so warm to actually show off her figure while a parade of gold buttons add just a little extra flair. We’ve found a comparable tailored wool trench here for a steal to get a look that’s undeniably J-Law-worthy.
When she’s not raising eyebrows with breaking engagement news, this sultry star and newlywed is attracting attention with her bold fashion choices. An updated, cold-weather little red riding hood, Mila is casual and comfortable in a short, fur-lined winter coat in a bright cheery, cherry red. Equipped with Alpine-style toggles and faux fur pom poms the look is adorable, sporty, and suited for the slopes or some Saturday afternoon window shopping. Unleash your inner snow-bunny with this BCBG interpretation duffle coat.
UK chart topper, Lily Allen is anything but subtle from her powerful lyrics, to in-your-face music videos, down to her memorable fashion choices. She walked away from the NME Awards this February winning the title for “Best Solo Artist” but she may have also gained some notoriety for her outrageous blue and turquoise striped fur jacket. Turn the fun up on your night out with this little touch of Lily.
America’s sweetheart Rachel Bilson, is the poster child for classic styles and clean lines. She even manages to make this cold-weather favourite, the puffer jacket, do the impossible: actually look chic. By choosing a dark colour, such as this pure liquorice black, small quilted pockets, and a stream-lined silhouette, Rachel maintains an appearance that is polished and professional while staying nice and toasty when the mercury begins to drop. Adding a belt and opting for a detachable hood also help avoid looking like a marshmallow. Get your refined twist on the puffer jacket for a fraction of the cost.