This season, rather unexpectedly, the most exciting garments, are light, outfit-making coats. We cover the ground, beginning with the prettiest varietal: updates of the 1950s, from swingy car to cocoon to clutch coats—updated in denim, leather or semi-transparent organza.
Left: Miu Miu coat and dress. West Elm Market apron, $15. Berman & Co. boots (worn throughout). Middle: Miu Miu coat. 3.1 Phillip Lim dress. Berman & Co. boots (worn throughout). Right: Nina Ricci coat.