Elegant layering is a total breeze this season with the latest selection of chic women's coats in a tempting range of sumptuous fabrics. Greet the changing temperatures this fall/winter by investing in a fresh interpretation of the trench coat (style perfection over a tailored dress and polished pumps for the office), or go full-on luxe with fur collars, quilted coats or feminine peacoats. Do you love to add contemporary edge to formal looks? Simply layer over a leather jacket with off-centre zips and moto-inspired quilting for the perfect balance of style and substance.
Chunky hardware trims and zippers help to add shine and polish to seasonal layering, so look for the latest takes on the 90s favourite parka jacket. It's back and it means business, with luxurious fur trims, gleaming snap buttons and waist-cinching belted closures for a form-fitting effect. And even if the heavens open (as they do, often at a moment's notice), you'll be more than covered with technical fabrics in innovative water-repellent finishes.
A key outerwear trend revolves around volume this season, with city-style ladies' winter coats arriving with glamorous bell sleeves, romantic ruffles and relaxed shawl collars for timeless effect, and the appetite for double-breasted styles shows no sign of slowing, with elevated tweeds and evening coats picking up the look. Play at mixing-and-matching by teaming minimalistic herringbone patterns with puffy down-filled technical outerwear, or keep it simple with clean-lined, belted evening coats over chic dresses for refined appeal.