Masterclass Outerwear

A flawlessly cut coat is to the closet what bubbles are to champagne- completely essential, rather delightful, and an instant mood lifter. Aside from the prospect of multiple holiday parties and stacks of beautifully wrapped presents, the best thing about crashing temperatures is outerwear. We looked at masses, but (painstakingly) chose five classics that exemplify our important principles- quality, craftsmanship, longevity and minimalism. The easy throw-on pieces take on and off-duty looks to a new level- just walking down the street makes a sleek statement.

Coats by Theory, Helmut Lang, 10 Crosby Derek Lam- all available at BC.

Jewellery by Chanel, from the Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection- available at BC.