For those of us residing in the Southern Hemisphere, we find ourselves placed in that tricky time of autumn where the days are getting cooler, yet does it really feel fair to call it winter just yet. The days are getting shorter, nights longer, evenings and mornings colder, while the middle of the day warms up just enough to be comfortable. It's a confusing time in our sartorial calendars, and the transitional coat is a must.
As we enter into that grey area of trans-seasonal territory, at RUSSH we find ourselves in an optimistic shopping trance - lusting around for the perfect trans-seasonal coat to help us transition from the warmth of summer into the depths of winter. In our opinion, there is no real rule when it comes to picking something for two seasons, although we have always felt the perfect coat be not too heavy nor too light. Whether it's in the way of a lightweight trench, a tailored suit coat or a leather bomber (the below option from Acne Studios is particularly luxurious) the key is to err on the side of something classic, for longevity's sake, with the ability to layer when the temp drops even more. While we might now be wearing them with a t-shirt underneath, there will come a time when that t-shirt is swapped for a cashmere sweater, and your coat of choice will need wiggle room.
Below, RUSSH round up a few aspirational ideas in the way of outerwear for the not-so-warm, not-so-cold weeks we have ahead. These are the best transitional coats of the season.
1. BOTTEGA VENETA Packable Nylon Trench Coat
12. The Frankie Shop London Double Breasted Coat