Rock the Coat: Fall's Best Outerwear

Lauren Hutton appeared on an early cover of More and declared, “There’s nothing you can’t change.” If anyone would know, it’s Hutton, who with her signature ballsy, free-spirited attitude has done everything from living with a Masai tribe to running her own cosmetics empire. Here, the daring dynamo suits up in this season’s best coats and charges ahead 

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Tweedy transition

A pale textural coat will ease summer clothes into fall.

Agnes B. polyblend three-button coat, Tommy Hilfiger silk shirt; 212-223-1824. Splendid cotton top; True Royal crepe stretch pants; Albertus Swanepoel velour felt fedora; Barneys New York, 212-826-8900. Vans canvas shoes; Dooney & Bourke leather bag;  

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Waist not

Cinch the middle with a leather belt to add feminine curves.

Ports 1961 wool and mohair double-breasted tweed coat with belt (not pictured; this belt supplied by stylist); for stores. Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi neo-prene skirt; 212-460 -5500. Strenesse sweater; Pamela Robbins, 914-472-4033. Angela Scott hand-painted canvas and leather oxfords;

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Vested interest

The combination of glen plaid (the coat) with herringbone (attached vest) makes for a fun pattern mix.

Tommy Hilfiger wool jacket; 212-223-1824. Splendid cotton top; Albertus Swanepoel velour felt fedora; Vans canvas shoes; Jeans are Hutton’s own.  

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A tailored take

A topcoat that’s sleek in a fabric that’s luxe adds polish to casual weekend clothes.

The Row brushed-twill melton coat; Bergdorf Goodman, 800-558-1855. Brooks Brothers cotton dress shirt; Agnes B. knit sweater; Kule by Nikki Kule cotton moleskin trousers; Albertus Swanepoel velour felt fedora;

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Minimal to the max

Classic camel warms up skin tone and blends well with white, tan and gray.

Strenesse cashmere and wool coat; Pamela Roberts, 914-472-4033. Brooks Brothers cotton dress shirt; Necklaces are Hutton’s own.  

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Military moxie

The gold buttons are feminizing; collars and cuffs offer attitude.

Pierre Balmain wool coat; Brooks Brothers cotton dress shirt; Helmut Lang leather leggings; Bally calf boots; 212-751-9082.

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Curve appeal

Introducing the new sculptural shape, in a saturated blue-black that’s überchic.

Donna Karan wool coat with three-quarter sleeves; Angela Scott hand-painted canvas and leather oxfords; Pin is Hutton’s own.


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First published in the September 2013 issue

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