Szeki here! One of the funnest parts of designing the collections is thinking about the kind of outerwear I want to include each season. To me, outerwear is one of the most important elements of any wardrobe—especially transitional ones. There is always that time of year when a coat becomes too much and a shirt doesn't quite do the job yet. Our 7115 studio team and I worked really hard to get the design perfect for the Unisex Pockets Short Coat. The brief was to create a shorter coat that you could rely on every single day, that would sit at just the right length to pair well with everything from pants to dresses. I'm so excited to finally be sharing the Unisex Pockets Short Coat with you. To celebrate its release, I put together this styling cheat sheet to show you the many ways to wear the Unisex Pockets Short Coat. I can totally picture myself wearing all these looks once the weather warms up a bit here in Copenhagen!
First things first, let me walk you through the design of this piece. This Short Coat has range and functionality. It features a bold and boxy oversized A-line silhouette, a clean and smart collarless button front closure, drop shoulders, and bracelet sleeves.
I LOVE the 3D pockets!! It's my favorite detail on this piece. We put these large patch pockets on the front and then decided to also feature a gusset on them so that you could maximize the use of these pockets. They fit everything... This is the kind of jacket you could throw on and feel okay about leaving home without a bag. The material is also really wonderful. I knew that the shape of this piece was something we had to accentuate in order for it to work with a range of styles. So that's why we went with this structure and sturdy cotton twill. Overall, this is a great weight for transitional weather and for cooler summer nights. I can picture it being really useful for New York springs and also for cooler spring/summer climates like those in SF and Seattle, for example.
I love a good monochrome look. I wear a lot of whites and creams on a daily basis, so the Sand Beige is a great option for me. I paired it here with the Skate Trouser and the Dolman Shirt. My top picks for button ups are the the Dolman Shirt or the Textured Cropped Button Down. If you want a matching set for the spring you can pair the Sand Beige Pockets Short Coat with the Sand Beige Pleated Skate Trouser. So cute!
I know sometimes going for a really boxy and oversized outer layer can feel intimidating. If you want to start out with an easy to pull together look then throw this on with some tapering trousers. My go-to tapered pants are the Signature Unisex Elastic Pull-Up Trouser but you can also do something with an even straighter silhouette like the Signature Relaxed Tapering Trouser. Pair it with a tank for a clean and casual look. Easy!
The Navy edition is stunning. If you want to break up your neutrals then go for the Navy edition. It's an elegant tone that adds vibrancy to a palette of neutrals. I just popped it over some of the same outfits above to show you how different the look can be with a change in color.
Opted for the Signature Cotton Dolman Shirt in Oatmeal this time round because I think it complements the Navy well and is a nice and warm tone for spring.
One thing that I feel like I struggle with is trying to figure out what jacket to wear with dresses. So that's why I really wanted to perfect the length of this to make sure it hits in just the right spot that you can easily pair it with a dress like the Short-Sleeves Sundress. This dress has a fuller skirt, but the Unisex Pockets Short Coat also works just as well over dresses with a more streamlined silhouette.
Last but not least, my current fave—the Wide-Legged Trouser in Caramel. I'm normally a skate trouser person, but this spring I've been gravitating more towards the Wide-Legged Trouser. I feel very stylish, elegant and refined in them...even when I'm doing heavy lifting around the store. 😂 Since this jacket has a really structured drape, it holds its shape and can then be worn on top of wide-legged trousers without it feeling like too much fabric. It ends up having this very cool architectural look. Don't shy away from wearing this jacket with wide-legged pants!
I hope you enjoyed this styling cheat sheet. We've also got this Pockets Short Coat in a longer version if you're after something more dramatic. You can shop all the styles I've mentioned in this post via this collection here. Happy spring!