Bold, boxy, and like you’ve nicked it off your boyfriend…

The thought of getting back into my cosy, oversized check coat was enough to wish the summer away. You can wear a scuzzy tracksuit underneath and you’d still look super stylish in this recurring A/W fashion staple. Here’s my edit of three of the best mono takes, to suit all budgets…

Tesco Value:

RiverIslandWool-Blend Check Oversized Coat

£40, River Island

Not exactly a go-to high street name for me, but RI never fails to surprise with its actually-really-rather-good garbs. I love the simplicity of this handsome coat with its single button and simple pocket details that don’t interrupt its manly lines.





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Gat Rimon Raki Coat in Check

£285, ASOS

An investment piece that’s definitely worth saving up for – and trust me, it won’t be going out of style anytime soon. Double breasted, with wide lapels and dropped shoulder seams, its casual silhouette belies the chic, but super-chic it is, and for that matter super-cosy.





Harrods Food Hall Home Delivery Service:


Lanvin Checked Wool-Blend Coat

£2,135, Net-A-Porter

Woven with alpaca and mohair, this is one stylish and tactile number that is, alas, out of reach for most budgets, but what’s the harm in window shopping, eh? Part of Lanvin’s pre-fall ‘15 collection, its enveloping, wrap-around form is like one big wintry sartorial hug.

*weeps and buys lottery ticket*