Through shifting trends and fleeting fads, a few clutch pieces never fall out of style. One of them? The classic pea coat. A timeless topper that’s endured decades (since 1723, to be precise!), this wardrobe essential doesn’t have to be boring. From a Saturday night slip dress to boyfriend jeans on a Sunday morning, we’ve got 6 new ways to wear this universally recognized silhouette. Get ready to sail into the season in style.
An ageless piece deserves an ageless outfit, and we’re thinking a good ol’ all-black ensemble. With fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn and Kate Moss subscribing to the palette, you can trust the sleek, monochromatic look is forever in style.
2. Coat Check
Check your coat at the door—you definitely won’t be needing it on the dance floor. A pea coat is the perfect topper for a hot nighttime look. Plus, the three-quarter length keeps you toasty without affecting proportions.
3. Simply Perfect
Sometimes your best outfits are the simplest ones. With the right fit and quality materials, you’ll be surprised what jeans and a button-down can do. Inspired by the coat’s masculine sensibilities, we love this tomboyish look topped off with a pair of cool pink booties.
4. Hey, Sailor
Why don’t you run with the coat’s nautical theme and match with a stripe sweater and basic white trousers—remember, you can totally wear white after Labor Day.
5. Go Big
You usually see it worn with skinny jeans, but why not try something new? Styling your pea coat with wide-leg jeans and sock-style ankle boots creates a nice contrast.
6. Fall Favorites
Pair your pea with other seasonal staples like thigh-high boots and a cozy sweater dress. You won’t have to add anything else—the only accessory this outfit needs is a pumpkin spice latte.
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