Some mark the arrival of fall by the cooler calendar months — the start of September, others declare it to be fall season when Starbucks all around the world begin to offer their famed pumpkin spice lattes. I, however, welcome fall when we pull out our long coats from the depths of our wardrobe.

The statement long coat, regardless of its size and shape, is a must-have in anyone’s and everyone’s wardrobes. Not only is it a practical staple for the chilly weather, its length also makes it very forgiving to the wearer and helps to elongate the shape. Wear it over a fitted shirt and jeans for a more casual look, or drape it over a little black dress or suit for a more glammed up style.

Here are some of our favourite looks to ring in autumn!

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