Winter is coming. But, hey, don't worry - we've got a whole three months of autumn to get through yet! As we see out the last of summer (sob!), there's no mistaking the sudden nosedive in temperatures that signals the start of the new season. Having enjoyed a good run of short sleeves, exposed legs and not having the wrestle a coat out of the wardrobe in the morning, we're now once again facing new style challenges as we come to terms with what lies ahead: chilly mornings, unpredictable downpours and pale skin.

But it's not all doom and gloom! Whilst many of us are definitely reluctant to let go of the summer and admit defeat by covering up, we can also admit that we're actually kind of exciting to try out some of the new season styles that have started landing in shops - especially when it comes to coats and jackets.

Yes, we loved swishing around in our midi skirts and printed summer dresses. But actually, this new wave of transitional coats and jackets - whether denim, leather, borg, vinyl or fur - are tailor-made to go with them! Thin enough to layer, but with enough coverage to combat the breeze, these lightweight jackets are exactly what we need to get a little more wear out of our summer favourites before the serious winter layers come in. 

Ready to take cover? Here's our favourite women's coats and jackets trends to look out for in 2019.