Making the most of a classic grey topper.

My favourite type of coat is like a giant cosy blanket – loose, unlined and easy to layer. It’s a classic piece that I’ll wear three seasons of the year, and from day to night. I fell in love with this Judith and Charles design, a great Canadian label.

Casual for hanging out

When I’m on the run, I wear my topper with my standby striped tee (this one from J Crew), a favourite scarf (Alexander McQueen), slim jeans and boots. Cross body bag (Gucci) and RayBans.

Photography, Tara West. Makeup, Lace Maralit

Ready for a night out

Here, I’ve tossed the same coat over a sleek black dress (Donna Karan), collar necklace (Jewels by Alan Anderson) and stilettos (Yves Saint Laurent). I love this light grey shade – it goes with absolutely everything in my wardrobe.