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It’s August. You don’t need to think about your winter coat, right?

Wrong. There has never been a better time to think coat. Especially if you want to nab yourself a high street bargain.

To begin, I have two words for you: think pink. Yep. pink.

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This entire outfit is Marks & Spencer. I know. This coat caused a stampede at the A/W press day. It’s £85 and not yet in store – but keep your eyes peeled because this went on sale last week and is now unavailable in sizes 6 to 10 (note to M&S: if you’re going to sell something for fashionista types, you might want to make more of them). If you’re size 12-18, all I can say is click-and-buy-now (or regret it).

Autograph luxury wool blend coat, £129, Marks & Spencer

Autograph luxury wool blend coat, £129, Marks & Spencer

As I appear to have missed that boat, I shall have to turn to what I am already thinking of as ‘my’ winter coat. This lovely number from Gap (in stores soon) has a just flash of pink as a nod to the trend, but has that navy peacoat vibe.

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Gap

However, if I am feeling brave, I’ll opt for pink glorious pink – courtesy of Zara, who do a fine line in coats which look waaaaay more expensive than they actually are. This one is a beauty in the palest shell pink.

Masculine studio overcoat, £179, Zara

Masculine studio overcoat, £179, Zara

It’s this one which really speaks to me, though. Too cute.

Short woollen overcoat, £79.99, Zara

Short woollen overcoat, £79.99, Zara

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What? You want a coat which Just Goes With Everything and Looks Good and for the sake of all that is good and pure isn’t PINK? Well, I say, best get thee to Cos, where there are some splendidly simple coats with non-alarming price tags.

Kimono sleeve coat, £, Cos

Kimono sleeve coat, £89, Cos

Curved shoulder coat, £150, Cos

Curved shoulder coat, £150, Cos

Craving pattern? Try one of these. (Okay, so the one on the right isn’t high street, but it’s not high end, either.

Light check boyfriend coat, £75, Topshop

Light check boyfriend coat, £75, Topshop

ba&sh Ikie sleeve draped front coat, £240, my-wardrobe

ba&sh Ikie sleeve draped front coat, £240, my-wardrobe

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