Posted by Holly D

As autumn approaches, many of us are a little reluctant to completely shrug off our summer wardrobe. It's not quite cold enough to fully embrace a new winter coat and the weather is typically changeable. Coatigans are the perfect solution. They look fantastic and are the perfect way to tot up style points while still remaining warm and comfy.

 They add a touch of class to the school run, autumn walks and weekends away and are also ideal for keeping you warm after dark. The lightweight cashmere has a luxurious quality which means that our coatigans are perfect for evening attire and will ensure you still look glamorous. We'd like to introduce you to our 4 brand new cashmere coatigans and give you a little insight into how to wear them.

 

Black Cashmere Knitted Coatigan

Black Cashmere Coatigan

 

Accessorise With

Grey Cashmere Scarf

Grey Cashmere Scarf

Black Leather Quilted Gloves with Cashmere Lining

Quilted Leather Gloves 

 

Cashmere doesn't just feel fabulous but it looks sophisticated and suave and drapes beautifully. Team this black knitted coatigan with a pair of black skinny jeans, a black jersey top and long black leather boots. Finish the look with a pair of black leather gloves.

 For evening attire, opt for a figure hugging little black dress, black stilettos and black silk stockings. Add drama to the look with a piece of statement jewellery and this season's smokey eyes.

 

Latte Cashmere Coatigan

Latte Cashmere Coatigan

 

Accessorise With

Long Black Leather Gloves with Diagonal Zip

Long Leather Gloves

Black Lacquer Deerskin Shoulder Bag

Deerskin Leather Shoulder Bag

 

This warm latte colour is ideal for the autumn months and will suit all complexions and colourings. This soft muted tone works beautifully with all colour palettes, whether you opt to keep things pastel or go for stronger hues.

 Ruffles and frills are very popular this season. Opt for a ruffle detail blouse in a neutral cream or even a rich and opulent shade of plum. Team your blouse with a secretary skirt in tawny brown tweed or chocolate brown velvet.

 Velvet is one of this season's must have fabrics, and is a lovely way to add texture to any outfit. Finish the look with a pair of long brown leather boots and black patterned tights. This look is ideal for professional engagements as well as casual days out.

 

 Midnight Navy Cashmere Coatigan

Midnight Navy Cashmere Coatigan

 

Accessorise With

Navy Double Size Knitted Cashmere Snood

Oversized Navy Cashmere Snood

Navy Cashmere and Fur Pom Pom Beanie

Navy Cashmere & Fur Bobble Hat

 

Judging by the Michael Kors, Kenzo, Miu Miu and Roberto Cavalli shows then purple is the reigning colour of autumn. Lilac was especially prevalent. All shades of purple look majestic when teamed with midnight navy blue, so this coatigan is the ideal way to embrace this look.

 Opt for a lilac ruffle blouse or cashmere sweater and a pair of cigarette trousers. Kenzo went for lilac velvet high-waisted slacks but you might prefer to opt for something less theatrical. All forms of checked patterns were also featured heavily in the AW16 shows, so a pair of black and white houndstooth trousers would be the ideal way to complete this casual outfit.

 To dress up this coatigan, you simply need to pick up an impressive evening dress. Sequins were the order of the day at London Fashion Week with an array of designers including Preen, Burberry and Erdem dressing their models in sparkling dresses.

 Opt for a sequinned dress in black, silver, grey or navy and keep your accessories simple, letting the sequins become the focus of the ensemble.

 

Warm Grey Cashmere Coatigan

Warm Grey Cashmere Coatigan

 

Accessorise With

Burlington Black Cashmere Scarf

Black Cashmere Scarf

Ladies Cashmere-Lined Black Leather Gloves

Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves

 

This muted grey coatigan is ideal for wearing with soft blue jeans, suede boots and a cashmere sweater for casual days and leisurely weekends. Opt for a sweater in a darker shade of grey or even in this season's must-have lilac shade. Finish the look with soft grey suede boots or moccasins.

 For evening attire opt for smokey greys or steely silvers in decadent fabrics such as silk, velvet or brocade. Cashmere is so sumptuous and lightweight that it combines beautifully with other luxurious textures

 However you choose to wear your coatigan, you can guarantee that you'll fall in love with it. Coatigans are beautifully lightweight yet warm and comfortable. They sweep majestically as you move and look as striking with jeans as they do a designer evening dress. Whether you choose to dress them up or wear them on casual days, they will consistently add a dash of glamour to your wardrobe and are the perfect way to bridge the gap between bare summer arms and snug winter coats.