Inspired by the fall 18/19 collections of Alexander Wang and Balenciaga, prepare to enter The Matrix (again) because patent coats are having a major moment right now.
The street-style set are leading the way, pairing high-shine outerwear with micro shades resulting in a unexpectedly wearable look that makes a statement yet is smart enough to wear to the office.
To style the high-shine coat with your existing wardrobe, don’t wear anything too busy underneath—let the coat be the star with just a simple trouser and white-tee. Soften the look with a chiffon dress or choose a shorter version for a more athletic take on the trend.
Whether you opt for a coated leather style or PVC coat, with some light layering this jacket can see you through winter, making it the only coat you need to instantly update you wardrobe for the new season. Scroll to shop our favourites, for every budget.
Zara faux patent leather raincoat, $139; at macquariecentre.com.au
3.1 Phillip Lim Cropped vinyl jacket, $624; at net-a-porter.com/au
Burberry laminated-tartan wool trench coat, $3180; at matchesfashion.com
Diane Von Furstenberg double-breasted vinyl trench coat, $1162; at matchesfashion.com
Helmut Lang vinyl jacket, $817; at net-a-porter.com/au
Manning Cartell high flyers anorak, $599; at macquariecentre.com.au
H&M padded jacket, $89; at macquariecentre.com.au
Vetements oversized layered quilted vinyl jacket, $4,980; at net-a-porter.com/au
Boohoo Jemma vinyl style jacket, $66; at au.boohoo.com