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We’ve long been fans of her elegant style when attending royal engagements, but if you’re in need of some new season coat inspiration, look no further than the Princess of Wales.
Kate Middleton has worn two incredibly smart toppers lately – the Barbour x ALEXACHUNG ‘Elfie’ longline coat and Holland Cooper’s ‘Marlborough’ check trench – and we’re on hand to help you update your own outerwear wardrobe in just a couple of clicks.
Kate was spotted wearing the ‘Elfie’ jacket from Barbour’s ever-popular collaboration with Alexa Chung.
Sadly it has now sold out, however, with its long silhouette, contrast cord neckline and practical waxed finish, the ‘Townfield’ by Barbour will do the trick!
Kate wore hers with flared denim and On trainers, but try teaming yours with a Fairisle knit, chunky boots and jeans for cosy weekends in the countryside.
Copy Kate: The Princess of Wales was spotted in the Barbour x ALEXACHUNG ‘Elfie’ coat (left), but the brand’s ‘Townfield’ coat will keep you looking chic this autumn
Barbour is of course something of a go-to when it comes to practical jackets, but there are plenty more options out there to help you dodge the raindrops in style.
The key is getting the mix of fashion and function just right. Nobody wants to be caught in gale-force winds in the wrong coat!
Before you switch to wool coats and padded puffer jackets when it gets really cold, check out our round-up of rainy day styles, all in the chicest shades of khaki.
Copy Kate in khaki
This is really giving us a regal feel with that cape. Currently £100 off, Ted Baker’s waxed design has got a cord collar that’s a great match for Kate’s coat.
Boohoo is always good for a bargain, and this trench will pair perfectly with oversized shirts, jeans and loafers.
The strap detailing on the cuffs is a nice touch.
Waterproof, windproof, machine-washable, and a stylish tartan lining. This option is ticking a lot of our boxes and it can be yours by tomorrow!
For a sporty spin, Sweaty Betty’s parka is made from 100% recycled fabric. So you can feel good about looking good.
Perfect for early morning trips to the gym!
The reviews on this FatFace style certainly are promising. Again, it’s got the cord collar we love so much on Kate’s coat, plus there’s a removable hood and plenty of pockets for storing your essentials.
Last month, Kate joined the Royal Family for a church service in Balmoral wearing a new addition to her beloved Holland Cooper coat collection.
In beige checks, this one boasted a long, slim silhouette, military-inspired embossed gold buttons and traditional trench details.
At £849, Kate’s investment piece will set you back a pretty penny, so instead why not try one of our high street finds? We made some of the Princess’ favourite stores – Hobbs and Karen Millen – our first ports of call.
We love the tortoiseshell buttons and belt buckle on this coat, which is a refreshing twist on the traditional trench.
It’s going to work hard in your wardrobe every autumn and spring for years to come so it’s worth splashing some cash!
The looser fit of this option means you can layer it over even your chunkiest knits as we head towards winter.
There’s a tie belt to cinch you in at the waist too.
This one’s got a very Burberry-esque vibe to it, but for £75 it won’t break the bank.
Keep the rest of your outfit tonal with shades of camel and ecru.
How about a subtle pop of pink to brighten up grey days? At its reduced price, this La Redoute piece won’t be around for too long so don’t delay.
This one’s our favourite here at Fashion Finder HQ.
It’s impeccably tailored, has got a wool finish to give it a bit of weight, and those button details and epaulettes are beautiful. Buy now and treasure it for years.
The longer length of this one will add a bit of drama to even the simplest of ensembles. Opt for leather trousers and a white tee while the weather’s still mild.