A statement coat or jacket is an absolutely essential item for your autumn wardrobe for a number of reasons; it will make you stand out from the crowd, it is extremely practical and you will wear it for a least six months solid, so is a great investment. At Feather & Stitch we have some fantastic styles for you from some of the best Scandinavian and French brands, that have combined fabulous design with practicality at a reasonable price. Our buyers have edited the best designs from brands such as Stand Studio from Stockholm, Munthe from Copenhagen, and Des Petits Hauts from Paris to name a few.
A key trend this autumn is faux fur and we have more choice than ever this season. We recommend mid length faux fur coats in various shades of caramel to cream from Stand Studio, priced from £279; and the short boxy Lenie faux fur jackets from Des Petits Hauts in burnt orange and cream at £285. All are true to size and are a great investment and are useful day to night pieces which can be worn in a causal or smart way.
At a slightly higher price point of £395 are the faux furs from the British brand Shrimps, which have a reputation as being one of the best in the market for designing stand out faux fur jackets. After a quick sell out last autumn, this season we have bought an easy on the eye faded denim blue plain fur faux jacket and the fashion girls' favourite lemons print Cullen jacket on a pale pink background.
If faux fur doesn’t float your boat then we highly recommend the brother and sister design duo, Harris Wharf London, for smart day to night jackets made in Italy from Italian pressed wool, starting at £350 for a stylish double breasted peacoat style in a pretty blush pink. It is also available in light ash grey and Fiona's favourite, navy leopard for £380.
Finally, think about investing in a leather jacket from the Danish brand MDK as they are an all year round piece which can we thrown over most dresses or worn with skirts or jeans to give a cool Scandi girl look. The Rucy collarless leather jacket style in black for £319 is slightly cropped so pairs particularly well with dresses or skirts whereas the biker jacket for £399 is more of a traditional leather jacket style.