How to wear black overcoats

Whether you’re looking for a classic look or more trendy one, browse through outfit ideas featuring black overcoats - all put together by our expert stylists.

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Making the most of monochrome

With a look this simple, fit is everything. Cropped jackets can throw your silhouette off but with slim (not skinny) jeans you get a tailored look, even in casual clothes.

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Sticking to one shade

Single-shade outfits always feel smarter. To stop them being boring, add a patterned scarf to create some visual difference.

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How to go tie-less

A v-neck jumper over a shirt is a perfectly acceptable way to handle the no-tie issue, as it still creates a sense of formality.

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Add a highlight

To contrast with your all-black outfit, throw in a white shirt for a much-needed highlight. It's also a lot more flattering to have a flash of white by your face.

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An alternative to darker outerwear

A dark wool coat is a versatile investment piece, which adds an element of interest to any winter outfit. Pair with your formal work outfit for a stylish yet practical look that will carry you from the boardroom to the bar.

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Neat and trim

A single-breasted overcoat makes even staples – like chinos and a jumper – look effortlessly smart without feeling stuffy. A vibe accentuated by the loafers.

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Key layers that elevate your look

All-black can feel a bit flat, so you need to lean into texture. As long as you've got some wool in the mix, monochrome won't feel monotone.

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Get the minimalist look

For a look that's as streamlined as they come, stick to shades of black and white and nail the fit. The more simple your look, the more important fit becomes.

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