The time has finally arrived to put away all our summer looks and bring out the coat.  Yes, you heard that right.  Tis the season for the humble coat.  We've had a surprisingly hot Summer and although I miss it, I'm also glad to be transitioning my wardrobe ready for the colder months ahead.  And if I'm completely honest, I'm still wearing my summer dresses and so the first thing I need, is a nice cover up and that's usually a coat.

These days the coat is no longer something you wear just to stay warm.  It's more than that!  It's a statement piece, something that finishes off a look and can transform any style depending on what you go for.

I've come across so many amazing coat styles this season that not sharing my finds would be somewhat selfish.  And you know what they say, sharing is caring, so here's my ultimate guide to coats.

You need yourself a coat, coat, because it's something you wear everyday.  Whether you're on the school run (that's me) or running errands, then this is something that'll go with pretty much everything in your wardrobe and you're good to go.  It's a simple style, easy to wear and looks great.

From Left to Right : Brown Coat | Black Coat | Camel Coat | Black Coat | Navy Coat

The trench is a great transitional piece for heading into winter or spring.  A lightweight coat that keeps the chills at bay and always has that classic look to it.  Usually in a camel tone but these days there are lots more colours to choose from.

The smart one is a great coat or even jacket that's perfect for wearing on an evening out or to add a touch of sophistication to your outfit.  You can dress it up or down and look effortlessly chic at the same time.

From Left to Right : Grey Coat | White Coat | Navy Jacket | Green Coat | Checked Jacket

The snuggly one is THE coat for the super cold days.  Those days where you'd rather snuggle up in your blanket, with the fire on, light your favourite candle and maybe even enjoy a mug of hot chocolate for the perfect finishing touch.  This coat will keep you feeling nice and snug for sure.

From Left to Right : Khaki Coat | Pink Coat | Brown Coat | Cream Coat | Coloured Coat

The statement coat is a coat you bring out when you just need to turn your outfit up a notch or two and these statement coats will do just that.  Wear with even the most basic outfits and the transformation will be epic.  You certainly won't look out of place on the catwalk and your style will be talked about for days to come.  One question you might just get tired of answering is 'where did you get that coat from?' so be prepared and don't say I didn't warn you.

From Left to Right : Pink Coat | Patterned Coat | Black Coat | Yellow Coat | Checked Coat

And that's my ultimate guide to coats.  I hope you enjoyed it and I'd love to know which one is your fave.  Let me know in the comments below.