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.