How to wear black coats & jackets

Find the perfect items to match with your black coats & jackets. Whether you’re looking for something casual or smart, we’ve got you covered.

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In the navy

Cable-knit plus pea coat has been the sailor's uniform for more than a century. To make it landlubber-safe, just add jeans and ready-for-anything boots.

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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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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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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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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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Why black is good for bad weather

If you've ever been splashed by puddle water, you'll understand the benefit of wearing an outfit that doesn't show up dirt. It helps that black's also very flattering.

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Bringing the country to the city

Lace-up leather boots can feel a little too utilitarian for some environments, but they can be made city-friendly with urban details like a trench coat or a sleek scarf.

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All-black everything

Head-to-toe black is a failsafe combination that will work for almost any occasion. But it can look a bit severe. Adding a lighter tone, like grey, will help to break things up.

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