There’s a compelling dichotomy at the heart of British fashion. On the one hand, London is arguably known as the most creative fashion capital – the birthplace of the punk movement, where expressing your individuality through the clothes you wear is endlessly encouraged. On the other, the city also gave rise to the ‘Sloane ranger’, notable for their penchant for preppy separates, heritage fabrics and chunky knits. For the best of both worlds, look to needle-pushing designer JW Anderson, whose voluminous checked coat is both timely and timeless.
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Finished with a simple cable-knit sweater, jeans and stacked sneakers, it offers an avant-garde take on off-duty dressing. Alternatively, if it’s a quintessentially British outfit you’re after, Victoria Beckham’s modern interpretation of the trench is a no-brainer. Style with precision-cut tailoring by emerging London-brand Wright Le Chapelain, a pair of Chelsea boots and a generous spritz of Jo Malone London’s masterful Poppy & Barley fragrance for a vintage-inspired outfit that feels utterly of-the-moment.