Yes, You Do Need A Sleeveless Coat In Your Wardrobe. And Here's Why...

Yes, You Do Need A Sleeveless Coat In Your Wardrobe. And Here's Why...

Whether you're after polished tailoring or a flattering silhouette, a sleeveless coat (or waistcoat) is a wardrobe must-have this season, and the perfect transitional piece. Shopping Editor Robyn Kotze shows you her favourites...

Chic and easy-to-wear at any age, a sleeveless jacket not only covers the hips (if needed) but also elongates the silhouette. Whether you’re layering it with roll necks and shirts, have your arms on show, belting it to show off your waist, or keeping it loose for that relaxed yet off-duty cool look, sleeveless jackets are bang on-trend and the perfect item to take you into spring. 

The Pinstripe:

£1000, Sonia Rykiel, Net-A-Porter

I'd wear this with... my tight, dark grey jumper from Acne (love buying Acne in the sales), MiH flares (try to stick to indigo denim with this) and either my white trainers or pointed black boots from Givenchy.

The Navy Must-Have

£70, Mango

I'd wear this with... my red and grey ESK jumper, dark grey wide leg trousers from Edit and my two-tone slippers from Tods. Remember: if you do choose to wear oversized pieces head-to-toe then wear a heel (new cool kid on the block Camilla Elphick has some great options).

The Investment:

£1990, Victoria Beckham

I'd wear this with... Everything! It's called an investment piece because it's timeless, goes with everything and finishes off your outfit beautifully. Avoid wearing a full white look, and instead opt for navy, merlot and grey and subtle prints.

The Menswear Spin:

£150, Cos

I'd wear this with... My printed, silk blouse from Equipment (as it's a thick wool, mix up your fabrics so it's not too heavy), my Rag and Bone mid-lenth skirt and my black lace-up brogues from Alexander Wang (watch out for the Outnet Wang drops). Choose statement jewellery for the evening... I'm still hung up on the single drop earring (Annelise Michelson are fantastic and perfect for any event).

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