Fringed suede coat, £4,495, Burberry Prorsum. www.matchesfashion.com

Fringed suede coat, £4,995, Burberry Prorsum. www.mytheresa.com

From oversized to sheepskin, there’s a lot of lovely coats out there but I’ve a soft spot for suede. The spring trend, offspring of fashion’s obsession with the 1970s, matures this season into long, sweeping outerwear that looks back to that sexy, dirty era when Pink Floyd released The Dark Side of the Moon, Saturday Night Fever shook screens and lava lamps pulsed gently in fashionable living rooms. For screen inspiration, think Steve McQueen in Le Mans (1971) and Ali McGraw in The Getaway (1972). Stick with the classics a la Hobbs, add extra drama with Gucci’s military coat, add hippy tassels according to Burberry Prorsum or a pop of colour with JW Anderson – or for extra fashion points, pick a piece that pairs suede organically with sheepskin. A match made in heaven.

Le Duster suede coat, £1,250, Frame Denim. www.net-a-porter.com

Le Duster coat, £1,250, Frame Denim. www.net-a-porter.com

Signature Trench coat, £65, F&F. www.clothingattesco.com

Signature Trench coat, £65, F&F. www.clothingattesco.com

Suede Coat with Detachable Fox Fur Collar, £ 4,410, Emilio Pucci. www.shopbop.com

Coat with Detachable Fox Fur Collar, £ 4,410, Emilio Pucci. www.shopbop.com

Aliza Suede Coat, £1,85, Elie Tahari. www.harrods.com

Aliza Coat, £1,85, Elie Tahari. www.harrods.com

Fringed suede coat, £4,495, Burberry Prorsum. www.matchesfashion.com

Fringed coat, £4,495, Burberry Prorsum. www.matchesfashion.com

Double-breasted suede coat, £2,870, Gucci. www.net-a-porter.com

Double-breasted coat, £2,870, Gucci. www.net-a-porter.com

Aberglansey Suede Coat, £899, Hobbs. www.johnlewis.com

Aberglansey Coat, £899, Hobbs. www.johnlewis.com

Fringed suede trenchcoat, £799, Karen Millen. www.karenmillen.com

Fringed trenchcoat, £799, Karen Millen. www.karenmillen.com

Suede trench, £169.99, Mango. www.mango.com

Trench, £169.99, Mango. www.mango.com

Topshop

Premium Trench Coat, £250, Topshop. www.topshop.com

Cape coat, £2,555, Sonia Rykiel. www.farfetch.com

Cape coat, £2,555, Sonia Rykiel. www.farfetch.com