With the Indian Summer drawing to a close, now’s the time to invest in a Winter coat. Here, guest stylist Laura Fantacci chooses her favourite ones from IRIS.
“A simple classic pea coat should be one of your wardrobe icons. I love the boxy shape and discreet buttons on this one. It looks equally good over jeans as it would over dresses. I love the whole preppy look of putting it over jeans and a Breton top. But it would work equally well over a boho top and leather leggings, or over a tea dress for the weekend. It’s the perfect multi-tasker. This pleated Isabel Marant shirt is a really good jeans top. The print is great, and it’s a lovely floaty shape. One thing I always advise my clients is to wear your coat over your shoulders. Lots of fashion editors do this it means you don’t have to cover your outfit. It’s a great confidence boost for when youre walking into a meeting.”
“If you’re looking for more of a trend led piece, try a cape, which were big at the Burberry show this season. At first, I didn’t think they would work on petite frames, but paired with slim trousers, they work really well. I love the practicality of it. It creates a look without being fussy. The pattern is lovely if it were plain black or navy, it would make it smarter, but this one is more casual – great for the weekend with skinny jeans and flats.”