THE VERY BEST BASIC to invest in this fall is a timeless, go-with-everything overcoat. This classic double face cashmere coat by luxury American sportswear designer Adam Lippes ticks all the sleek, chic boxes. Crafted from sumptuous zibelline cashmere with patch pockets, a slender collar, and room to layer, Lippes’ elegant yet unfussy staple is the perfect transitional piece, carrying you to and through winter. Shifting seamlessly from a casual denim with cashmere turtleneck pairing to a polished pussy-bow blouse and trousers ensemble, it becomes the coat you reach for over and over again.
The lilac hue lends a feminine touch to this streamlined, menswear inspired piece, but it comes in camel, black, grey, and emerald for the more traditionally inclined. It is also available in two lengths—the car coat (seen above), and a perfectly proportioned full-length version.
Adam Lippes zibelline cashmere coat, available through neapolitan collection, Winnetka, 847-441-7784 or adamlippes.com.