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In a sea of fast trends and fleeting fashions, the pea coat has stood the test of time, keeping sailors cosy as far back as 1723. Nearly three centuries later, this double-breasted style is still a closet essential.
March is the perfect time to invest in the classic jacket, as the weird weather insists you still don a coat. We’ve fallen for this oversized version from Topshop, with its boyish fit and seafaring hue. Whether worn on the weekend with leather skinnies and a sharp button-down or draped over a slinky slip dress on crisp evenings, this timeless topper will be your favourite piece in your spring wardrobe. Ahead, three ways to wear the pea coat to ensure you sail into the new season in style.
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