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As the autumnal chill sets in,

 a signal that the deep cold of

winter is not far behind,

it is time to consider

an inter-seasonal outerwear option.

The requirements:

an on-point, versatile outerwear statement maker

an autumn to winter transitional item

easy to style with other wardrobe pieces

 loose fit for layering choices

 unique details

  options for the ladies and the gents

The solution:

Et voila, the sleeveless coat!

Ticking all of the above and more.

Wear it ‘to bare arms’ or with sleeves.

A few choices to consider:

(images from rachelcomy.com):

rachel comey, sleeveles coat, large front pockets,

classic tailoring, large front pockets, shawl lapel

from Rachel Comey

rachel comey, sleeveless coat, plaid

bold check print, styled with on trend culottes

from Rachel Comey

(image from zambesistore.com):

Zambesi, sleeveless coat,

single neck closure

slit front, inverted ‘V’ opening

deep side pockets

worn ‘to bare arms’

from New Zealand label Zambesi

(image from farfetch.com):

MSGM, sleeveless coat, textured

duck egg blue, double breast

textured, ombre detail

from MSGM


isabel marant, sleeveless coat, grey

black, single button closure, tactile fabrication

from Isabel Marant

(image from mensdesigner.co.uk):

rick owens, men, sleeveless coat

For the gents:

hidden button panel, up-collared

geometric detailing from ombre colour shading

A strong look!

from Rick Owens

(image from warehouse.co.uk):

warehouse, sleeveless coat, grey, cocoon shape

charcoal grey, cocoon shape, drop shoulder

from Warehouse

(image from modaoperandi.com):

marni, sleeveless coat, hood, faux fur, leather trim

faux fur,  hood

leather trim to button panel and pockets

from Marni

(image from farfetch):

marni, sleeveles coat, leather


ribbed detail to collar, arm, hem

from Marni

(image from asos.com):

asos, sleeveless coat, grey, trench

grey trench, off-centre button closure, front flaps

from ASOS