There's no escaping it now – summer's well and truly over. And while you might be mourning the end of longer daylight hours and more time spent outside, there are some positives to autumn starting. For one, it's the beginning of a new fashion season.
This doesn't necessarily mean that you need to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe, but you can budget for a few statement pieces. The most important is undoubtedly a coat. To help you pick one for autumn/winter 2016, we're taking you through the best high street coats under £45*.
If there's one coat that's guaranteed to keep you warm this season, it's a longline coat. This grey check longline coat from Primark features a grey and black check design and large pockets at the front – ideal for keeping your hands warm. The coat won't send you over budget at just £28.
Shearling is having something of a style reinvention this season, after it was seen in the collections of Marc Jacobs and Balenciaga, to name a few. But don't worry, you don't have to spend designer prices to get your hands on this trend.
This faux shearling coat from F&F at Tesco features faux shearling lining, a faux fur collar and belt design to make a rather chic look. The coat comes in at just £45.
Military is one trend that comes back time and time again – and it's big for autumn/winter 2016. A coat is the easiest way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe, so why not try something like this double breasted military coat from F&F at Tesco?
It’s simplistic, featuring gold buttons and a faux leather trim around the edges – and at just £45, comes in on budget.
A biker jacket is one staple piece you can't go wrong with – and this imitation leather biker jacket from H&M is ideal for autumn. Whether you're throwing it on to run errands or to edge up an evening dress, this jacket will add a touch of cool to any outfit.
This jacket is only £29.99.
A bomber is the perfect jacket to wear while the weather is still in between seasons. This khaki floral bomber jacket from Tu Clothing at Sainsbury's incorporates two trends – the bomber and embroidery trend.
The jacket features a stunning floral embroidery design, and has been getting rave reviews online. The cherry on top? It's only £28.
The puffer jacket is a big trend for this autumn/winter – it's not only practical (it will keep you warm and dry no matter the weather) but gives off that effortlessly cool vibe. You won't have to spend too much to try out this trend either, this lightweight padded jacket from George at Asda is only £25.
Pretty in pink
Looking to make more of a statement? You could try something like this faux fur trim suede coat from F&F at Tesco. Its dust pink tone, faux fur trim and suede outer, make this coat look much more expensive than its £39 price tag.
We couldn’t put together a selection of high street coats without including a trench coat. It's classic, timeless and typically British – and this light beige trench coat from H&M is only £39.99!
Want more autumn fashion? Check out our best high-street pieces for autumn/winter 2016.
*Prices correct at time of writing – 18/10/16