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We hate to break it to you, but you’re not going to get much wear out of your summer fashion now. Despite September and October being relatively dry and full of sun, it’s now time to get serious about winter fashion.

When the colder weather strikes, it’s important to wrap up warm. That’s why we’ve put together this list of our pick of the best budget coats for 2016. And as they’re all under £50, you won’t have to break the bank to beat the rain and wind!

Don’t worry ladies, we’ve not forgotten you! Check out our pick of the best high street coats for women.

You’re the bomb

Japan Bomber Jacket

1. Black Japan Souvenir Bomber, Primark, £19

This year’s must-have is the bomber jacket. There are numerous styles out there, from the classic simple one you might see James Bond or even James Dean wearing to a punk style with badges and personalised elements or shiny fabric to stand out from the crowd. This stylish silk jacket from Primark will keep you looking anything but basic and what’s more, it’s a bargain at £19.

Rebellious leather

2. Biker jacket, H&M, £49.99

You don’t have to like biking to appreciate the beauty of a black leather jacket –it’s a timeless piece for all wardrobes. Wear it dressy with a shirt and smart trousers, or casually with a plain T-shirt. This imitation leather jacket from H&M is padded to give extra warmth and keep you looking on point for less.

Smarty pants

3. Double-breasted pea coat, George at Asda, £35

There’s always room for a smart winter coat in your life and a pea coat will keep you looking sharp and works well over a suit for the office, or a night out with dark jeans and a pair of Chelsea boots. Check out this double-breasted pea coat from George, perfect for staying warm as the nights get longer.

Make it military

Wool Jacket

4. Wool-blend flying jacket, H&M, £49.99

Inspired by military aeroplane jackets, this stunning wool-blend flying jacket with faux fur collar is classic and trendy at the same time. You can remove the detachable fur as spring kicks in – this is one you can wear all year round.

Pad it out

5. Padded jacket, H&M Online Exclusive, £49.99

Padded jackets are all the rage, with Moncler being the designer must-have last winter – the bigger the puff, the better! There are lots to choose from with jackets featuring hoods, fur or that tie in at the waist for a more fitted shape. They are warm and cosy ­– perfect for when the storm kicks in.

*Prices correct at time of writing – 01/11/16

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