You may be desperately clinging onto the last few days of summer, drawing out what's left of the sunshine in slip dresses and slides, but we've got news for you: it's time to buy a winter coat.
It may seem ridiculous ('faux-fur in September!' we hear you cry) but by the time the mercury drops all best ones will be gone and you'll be left with nothing but fashion tumble-weed and an empty sale rail. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Buy now, stash for later.
Say no to boring. Say yes to this coat.
embroidered coat, £69.99
Lilac is the new black (don't you know).
Burberry coat, £1,495, from
Effortless, easy and chic. We can't ask for more than that.
Isabel Marant Étoile coat, £310, from
A classic coat never dates - well worth the investment.
For those days when all you want to do is wear your dressing gown to work.
A fresh alternative to black.
Say hello to your new winter staple: the khaki coat.
Faux-fur is one of the biggest coat trends for a/w14, get yours now before they all go.
Lady in red.
A more feminine take on the classic parka.
If you don't own any leopard print, now is the time.
faux-fur coat, £250
One of the hero peices from the a/w14 catwalk shows. Quick!
Team with tailored trousers and a plain white tee.
The ultimate look-at-me coat from hot new label Shrimps.
faux-fur coat, £595
Your essential go-with-everything coat.
It may not be a bargain, but you'll be wearing it for years to come.
Stella McCartney coat, £1,195, from
Hot from the Topshop Unique catwalk.
shearling coat, £595
Just add denim, a checked shirt and serious 'tude.
biker coat, £34.99
If Paddington Bear did pastels...
duffle coat, £299
Part of the second 'Best of British' drop. Get this coat before it goes.
If you don't already know Rejina Pyo, then get to know.
Rejina Pyo coat, £765, from
Light enough for in-between seasons, yet roomy enough for a chunky knit come winter.
Pastles aren't just for summer anymore.
Make a statement in this pink teddy coat.
Every wardrobe should have a classic camel coat. This one gets our vote.