Clever couture: Burberry Prorsum from catwalk to high street
What coat to buy is a perennial challenge. For most, it's the biggest fashion investment of the year and whether you're prepared to spend one hundred euro or one thousand, it's a decision worth mulling over carefully.
Thanks to Burberry, the aviator jacket is one of the key pieces of the season. Head designer, Christopher Bailey commented that it is "as versatile as the trench -- strong and sexy, masculine and feminine".
Keep it luxe by going for genuine buttersoft leather rather than the faux option.
And that's an indulgence that's more accessible than you might think because every high-street store from Oasis and Topshop to Asos doing a version.
Not only is the aviator cosy and practical, but it sits as happily beside tattered denim as it does a chantilly lace dress.