I've been thinking about collarless coats. And this has nothing to do with the Kate Effect, more the Grace Effect (Coddington, I mean). From the Golden Age of Couture to Céline, pointy courts to skate shoes, the collarless cover-up looks perenially chic.
LK Bennett Daytona cocoon coat, £345, available HERE.
Elise coat, £269, from Hobbs. Available HERE.
It's best to avoid Collar Chaos by wearing the cocoon coat with a round neck top underneath. The midlife crisis jacket is collarless and looks much neater with a clean neckline and no collar peeking out. Or a scarf tucked in. Even Garance Doré gets it wrong sometimes...
As this lovely picture from Milan Fashion Week proves, this is a year-round style:
Though I might be tempted to introduce the collarless denim jacket when the weather perks up.
Collarless denim jacket, £85, from Jigsaw. Available HERE.