Kendall Jenner is a Los Angeles native and so spent her formative style years in a perma-blue-sky land where "winter dressing" means bringing an extra layer for anywhere with overzealous air-con. This perhaps makes it all the more surprising that she has the most perfectly assembled coat collection around, with an outerwear edit that could teach any expert a thing or two about being autumn-ready (year-round).
While Kendall might be known for her crop tops, leggings and leather jackets, a closer look at her style file reveals that she also gives mighty good coat. During fashion week, she relies on a statement floor-sweeping duster or slick, black tailored number to add a certain fashion drama her model-off-duty basics. Jenner proves that if you invest in expensive-looking outerwear you will always appear put-together, even if said coat is worn over nothing but your everyday jeans or Pilates leggings.
If you are searching for that one great piece or an entire outerwear capsule collection (who are we to judge?), here's a guide to finding your new season coat, the Kendall Jenner way. You may wish for cold weather sooner than planned…
See below for a breakdown of Kendall Jenner’s coat collection and, of course, the chance to shop it.
Style Notes: Show you mean business with a simple tailored coat. Up the ante by styling with all-black pieces like a seasoned fashion editor—you'll look like you're ready for the front row, even if you're only on a Tesco run.
This single-breasted coat is a classic fit just like Kendall's, only it comes in navy or camel.
Style Notes: If like Kendall you usually have an exclusively black and grey wardrobe, add an element of surprise with a bright colour-pop of a coat. For the Jenner look, just remember to keep the rest neutral.
Have fun with a bright, stand-out shade—and make it even more KJ-appropriate in a loose fit.
Style Notes: If you have ever watched Maid in Manhattan, chances are you aspire to wear an all-white coat like Maria’s (naughtily borrowed) Dolce number. Kendall proves that nothing looks more expensive than an ivory coat—wear it before the weather plunges into freezing territory.
And to wear without a top? Very Jenner-Kardashian indeed.
Style Notes: The '70s revival trend doesn't look like it's going anywhere anytime soon, and a hero piece for autumn is a buttery suede jacket in a rich tan hue. Bonus points for fringing.
This suede-effect biker jacket from Zara is a fast update on a classic style.
Style Notes: For an elegant update on a classic, soft-flowing trench style, look for lightweight fabric in a washed-out hue and wear tonally.
This delightful trench coat will quickly become one of the comfiest things you own.
Style Notes: If you're looking for a coat that will see you through winter, opt for a super-long oversize coat in navy or black like Kendall's. On a practical note, you'll be able to fit multiple jumpers underneath when the cold weather descends.
Whip off the belt every other day and it's like having two entirely different coats.
Style Notes: When it comes to tricky trans-seasonal dressing, a slinky duster is a safe bet. Yours doesn't have to just be subtle, experiment with blues and pinks.
This belted number from Weekday is the perfect relaxed option, and comes in a dusty pink or black.
Style Notes: If you have been anywhere near Who What Wear recently ,you will know that velvet is big, big news for autumn. If you're after a statement coat, look for an oversize, super-luxe velvet throw-on like Kendall's, which could also double as your sofa throw (but don't worry, that's the point).