The nautical trend sees reinvention time and again, and this season it's back amidst a wave of pea coats. Winter's answer to the nautical vibe, the pea coat is your way of introducing a little navy inspired fashion into your cold weather wardrobe.
The casual pea coat
As well as straddling seasons, the pea coat bridges the gap between smart and casual; a classic staple that will handle daywear and evenings, dinner and cocktails, and even special occasions. For the casual look, pair your coat with drainpipe jeans and a sweatshirt. Finish the outfit with work boots to give it that gruff outdoorsy feel. Pea coats also work well over knitwear, so layer a thick woolly jumper under yours for a warming look in the winter. Punctuate the outfit with a scarf; go for similar tones for an understated finish, or look for vibrant knits to add some colour.
Dress up the pea coat
If you like the dapper gent vibe, match your pea coat with smart casuals, such as men's suit trousers and v-neck sweatshirts. Choose a wool coat in a dark tone and wear it over a crisp white shirt for an elegant outfit you can take from the office to dinner. The double breasted buttoning of the pea coat also makes it ideal for smarter occasions. Use yours to take a lightweight summer suit into autumn/winter, and wear it buttoned up with smart trousers, a shirt and a men's waistcoat. Alternatively, wear it open over a suit jacket for the layered look.