I found five top trending coats you need now (from a charity shop..)

Its true to say I’ve a talent working with old stuff. What I mean is, if you throw me in a room full of clothes I’ll be able to pull out the treasures and create some fabulous looks.

Without blowing my own trumpet, I’ve had this talent since I was a student and then turned it into a business in my 30’s. Its what I do when I visit peoples wardrobes and this month a charity shop asked me to do the same and present my collection to all their Regional Shop Managers.

So I spent a few hours upstairs in one of my favourite charity shop St Margarets Hospice, and found five incredible coats that are all very now.

The Vinyl Trench

The shiny vinyl trench. A nod to the 60s - this will add shine to your daily casuals. Looks great with hoodies or smarter blouses and denim.

This one - a fabulous find in my local Charity Shop - felt light and funky to wear.

This one - a fabulous find in my local Charity Shop - felt light and funky to wear.

The Cape

The cape is a popular choice for designers like Celine below and on the high street at jigsaw.

Easier to wear than to photograph (to be frank, I should be wearing a more sleeker silhouette under it) but it is an incredible find and a wonderful addition to your AW wardrobe with out breaking the bank.

Easier to wear than to photograph (to be frank, I should be wearing a more sleeker silhouette under it) but it is an incredible find and a wonderful addition to your AW wardrobe with out breaking the bank.

the oversized trench

Wrap yourself up in an oversized trench on a rainy day. It feels snuggly, warm and looks so fabulously stylish hung over jeans or wide length trousers.

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This beauty..so soft and a great length for throwing on through autumn.

This beauty..so soft and a great length for throwing on through autumn.

The classic grey frock coat

Grey is here to stay and so is the humble frock coat. A smart office cover up but if you invest can work wonders at the weekend with trainers. See here styled over fuchsia pink.

This gorgeous coat, hardly worn, incredible quality found in the charity shop. Love the lapels and wide stitching.

This gorgeous coat, hardly worn, incredible quality found in the charity shop. Love the lapels and wide stitching.

The collarless leather jacket

I’m feeling a move away from the biker. The buckles are a bit over done and detailed for this season. This great cropped, late 80’s Agnes B jacket feels fresh and smarter and teams so well with a roll neck.

Its not too dissimilar to this beauty by Loewe..

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