The Key Outerwear Pieces You Need Now

With the cooler weather officially here, it’s time for an outerwear update (not that we need an excuse!) Luckily, there’s plenty to get our hands on this autumn/winter 2015 season.

Including longline coats, vests, ponchos and capes this season’s key pieces are all about classic styles perfect for layering no matter the weather or occasion.

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Below you’ll find all the key Autumn/Winter outwear pieces, along with inspiration on how to wear, and your best shopping options:

1. The Long Line Coat:


Classic and timeless, the longline coat is an essential for any modern woman and is versatile enough to wear to the office or with jeans on the weekend.

Strikingly tailored, the longline coat can be fitted or relaxed. Either way, it’s comfortable and flattering, and well worth investing in. With a variety of lengths and styles to choose from there is something for everyone this season.

Go for the ultimate in classic via a camel longline coat, or turn heads by buying a coat that is brightly coloured. Layer over luscious knitwear or gorgeous feminine blouses for work, and relaxed-fit shirts and tutlenecks for play.

Shop the best long line coats options here:



2. The Vest


Add strength and a little masculinity to your everyday styling with a tailored, sleek and/or longline vest.

Opt for over-sized varieties for a power-chic vibe that is right on trend.  Tailored vests are not only more comfortable than structured jackets, they allow you to be a little more playful in your suiting by layering over contrasting shirts, jumpers and blouses.

Not into the power look? No problem.


Why not try a flowy, effortlessly-loose sleeveless trench coat as shown above, teamed with a shirt or basic long-sleeved top? The soft draping and movement of the fabric is the ultimate in relaxed femininity.

Cropped weekend vests are the ultimate in practicality, look for fleecy or faux-fur trim that you can snuggle up into.

 Shop our favourite vests here:


3. The Poncho

Add a bohemian flair to your everyday style with the must-have poncho.  Spotted on stylish celebrities and street style stars everywhere during the northern hemisphere winter, these trend-setters have worked out that the poncho is one of THE most comfortable and warm ways to battle through winter whilst riffing on the nonchalant 70’s vibe at the same time.

From printed varieties, aztec, classic colourways or patchwork styles you can go classic or hippie chic depending on your style and the occasion.

Wear your poncho over a close-fitting turtleneck knit for extra warmth, and don’t forget to belt it if you’re feeling a little buried under all the layers!

Best Poncho options are:


4. The Cape

cape street style



Similar to the poncho, the cape has been redefined as a stylish essential for all year round with its structured and classic appearance.

Placed artfully over your shoulders, the cape is great for those busy mornings or days packed with meetings, as it provides the right amount of fashionable flair without going overboard.

Try black, navy, white or camel coloured hues that looks impeccable when worn with a button-down white shirt and tailored pants for the office.

For a more casual look, the cape works amazingly with a great pair of jeans and ballet flats.

Browse our favourite capes:



  • Reply BellaB Monday 4th May, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Beautiful, but this isn’t my year to spend on coats.

  • Reply stels Saturday 2nd May, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    i feel like i’m too short for all these trends to suit me

  • Reply Zerotolove Friday 1st May, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Loving that camel coat!

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  • TheCavalier
    Reply TheCavalier Thursday 30th April, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Glamasia coat. Where can I find it?!?

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Thursday 30th April, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      Not sure about that one exactly! There are so many around to choose from though, I a certain something very similar exists, somewhere….

  • Reply Whatthe Thursday 30th April, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I think it looks super classy but it might swamp my small frame. So probably not for me this one!

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