The jacket and coat assortment was the highlight of this year’s NAS. Lots of beautiful colours, a diversity of silhouettes and fabrics to cater to an assortment of lifestyles, impeccable quality, and a range of sizes. There was something for everyone. 

IMPORTANT: Check whether the items are available in petite and plus because I’ve only provided the description in regular sizes. In some cases regular sizes can work on petites, and regular size ranges extend into larger sizes.

Jackets

  • Packable Water Resistant Puffer Jacket: For Team Earth Tones. A packable lightweight SHAPED puffer in a shade of metallic cinnamon is unique. The stitching on the jacket creates a slim silhouette and is awfully clever. Comes in champagne.
  • Faux Suede Eveline Jacket: STUNNING fabric, and machine washable. The drape, finish and quality wowed me - and for $79. Extremely comfy. Fits petites. All four colours are fab
  • Metallic Stitch Utility Jacket: A cool-toned utility jacket that's great on broader shoulders and Team Tall. It works on shorter apple-shaped body types too. Breast pockets are not bothersome. Comes in a stonewashed peach.
  • Courtney Glazed Lambskin Leather Jacket: Impeccable lightweight olive leather jacket that can work on petites if you have longer arms. Not as yellow in person, and more green. Fab blazer alternative for the office.
  • Movement Peplum Jacket: Best black jacket at the sale. Dramatic, chic and a quality piece. The peplum is subtle, yet architectural. Interestingly, it works as well on apple shapes as it does on body types with a defined waists. Size up unless you need a narrow fit.
  • Packable Water Resistant Puffer Jacket: A lightweight and warm puffer with interesting black trim that would work well with black footwear. It fits a range of body types, and all the colours are nice.
  • Galicia Glazed Lambskin Leather Jacket: GORGEOUS mustard leather jacket that works well on a curvy body type and fuller bust. It's fluid yet shaped, and beautifully made. Very lightweight.
  • Check Double Breasted Blazer: A happy checked blazer that looks best worn unbuttoned. It has trendy '80s shoulder pads, and runs a size small. Works as well with dress pants as it does with jeans.
  • Kota Crop Faux Leather Moto Jacket: Fab faux leather moto that's a great length and shape to wear with skirts and dresses. A pretty shade of pearl grey. Might run a size small.
  • Dover Blazer: A tuxedo style blazer in lovely fabric for Team Broad Shoulders. Fluid fit. NOT that shaped, and super cute in yellow and cobalt.
  • Jadela Pinstripe Ponte Suit Jacket: Although quite severe, this jacket is extremely sharp, and the quality is impeccable. The finish on the inside will blow your mind. It works best on a curvy body type, and well on a larger bust and shorter neck. Beautifully tailored. The diagonal lines down the front do magical things on any body type.
  • Onto the Next Faux Leather Drape Front Jacket: Best faux leather jacket at the sale. $59 of bliss, and it might run small unless you prefer narrow fits. Fun over dresses. Comes in black and burgundy.
  • Mixed Media Leather Moto Jacket: Best leather jacket at the sale. The mixed-media colour blocking is unique, and it's well made. Lightweight and office-appropriate. Fab tailored fit, but not too tight. Sharp.
  • Brush It Off Jacket: A comfy draped knitted moto that's very shaped when zipped up. Handy pockets and quite polished despite the slouch of the knit.
  • Ruched Sleeve Plaid Blazer: An amazing trendy long blazer that's cool-toned and very elongating. Fully lined, well made, lots of cute design detailing, has a little stretch and a fun '80s shoulder pad. Fits a range of body types. It looked as good on a straight figure as it did on a curvy one.
  • Windowpane Check Ruched Sleeve Blazer: Best graphic window pane at the sale. Fully lined, well made, lots of cute design detailing, has STRETCH, a fun little '80s shoulder pad, and is under $100. Comfy and fun. Fits a range of body types.
  • Ruched Sleeve Plaid Blazer: Best long blazer at the sale. Trendy, dramatic, earth-toned, and very elongating. Fully lined, well made, lots of cute design detailing, has a little stretch and a fun '80s shoulder pad. Fits a range of body types. It looked as good on a straight figure as it did on a curvy one. Comes in a cool-toned check too.
  • Raw Edge Cotton Blend Tweed Jacket: A maximal Chanel-esque bouclé jacket that fits a narrower frame best. It comes in two colours and looks great combined with jeans, pants and dresses. Remix the look with utility pants, sneakers and bling.
  • Shawl Collar Blazer: Best bouclé at the sale. Bolder in person and super soft. The length is sublimely flattering and the shawl collar unique. The weave of the bouclé is tight and feels substantial. Roomy sleeves and great over all sorts of layers. Chanel-esque.
  • Chevron Puffer Jacket: A trendy futuristic puffer that's shaped and bold. Fun chevron stitching. I vote mustard or white.
  • Summit Jacket: Best zebra item at the sale. Its graphic and architectural integrity makes quite a statement. The straightness of the silhouette is beyond body type, although I preferred it on broader shoulders. The diagonal seaming in front creates a flattering line for the eye to follow, and therein are fab hidden pockets.
  • Harriet Cutaway Blazer: The best designer blazer at the sale. A quality Modern Classic with a high longevity factor that oozes fabness and personality. Dress it up or down and wear it season after season. It works extremely well on a curvier body type - better than on a straighter body type.
  • Faux Fur Trim Faux Leather Jacket: Best boxy jacket at the sale. Faux leather with teddy bear lining is cosy, fun to wear, and warm. Good length and fab side entry pockets. The fit is STRAIGHT and very fluid, so you have to be okay with that. It does not overwhelm a small frame, and you have to love red to commit to it.
  • Plaid Double-Breasted Blazer: If you like pastel pink and soft stretchy fabric, try this blazer. It's NOT a knit, but feels as soft and yummy as one. Fab trendy length and a bit of an '80s fit too. Extremely comfy.
  • Single Breasted Blazer: This blazer works well on a larger bust, broader shoulder, and curvy top half. Very streamlining, and a trendy longer length. Comes in four great colours.
  • Oversize Denim Jacket: BEST oversized and boxy denim jacket I've seen all year. Gorgeous fabric, good fit, and fun pockets. It's super trendy, yet very wearable, and will magically update a busload of outfits. It would have been mine if I didn't already have one.

Here’s the collection page if you would like to see the items alongside my descriptions.

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Coats

  • Port Madison Hooded Raincoat: INCREDIBLE casual walking coat that is scrumptious quality. The stock photo does not do it justice. Very roomy comfort yet streamlined and flattering. Side entry pockets for stashing. Can work well on petites. Make sure you can layer adequately underneath because that is the point. Do NOT buy the coat too small. Comes in navy and black. The green is less teal and more forest green in person. Lovely tonal plaid lining.
  • Miss Metro II Water Repellent Hooded Parka: Best gear puffer at the sale. The silhouette looked great on a range of body types, and there are FIVE amazing colours. Well-made, great fit, fab length, and super warm. I wished it came in petite for my petite clients.
  • Glacier Sunset Water Resistant Fleece Coat: Trendy Barn Jacket Fabness. Bold and roomy, so you have to be okay with that. Might run a size big. Impeccable quality.
  • Packable Hooded Walker Coat: Best fashion puffer at the sale. Extremely comfy, lightweight yet warm, and very flattering. The stitching and quilting are positioned so that they visually narrow the silhouette. Clever! Comes in black and forest green.
  • Hooded Water Resistant Trench Coat: A fun trench in an excellent length for Team Purple. The side zipper is unique, and the sheen adds glam to the casual vibe. Fits an assortment of body types.
  • Water Resistant Moto Detail Trench Coat: Best casual trench at the sale. Statement hardware, a lined and removable hood, and fabric that repels pet hair. Great length and very comfy. Comes in olive.
  • Hooded Raincoat: AMAZING raincoat in incredible fabric. Extremely crisp and fun, if you fancy the floral. Great shape that works on a slew of body types. Might run a size small, and comes in solid black.
  • Rib Tweed Car Coat: A classic cinnamon coat in a false plain with polka dot lining. Roomy on the body if you prefer narrower fits. The sleeves run short.
  • Star Double Face Trench Coat: The best fun coat at the sale. Nicely made, and fab red piping on the inside. The cocoon shape and midi length are versatile, and layer well over most items. The architectural drape is trendy, and the silhouette works on most body types if you're prepared to surrender the waist and wear the look fluid and boxy.
  • Patch Pocket Coat: A very pretty blue coat with a straight fit that works well on a larger bust. Size down a size. I found it a little scratchy, but my clients did not. The teal is lovely too.
  • Double Breasted Trench Coat with Removable Hood: A great classic trench coat that works well on a curvy body type. The top back flap lies flat against the body because it's stitched down, and the fabric is crisp. Quite crease-resistant.
  • Double Breasted Wool Blend Coat: Best dressy coat at the sale. A STUNNING Modern Classic that will work over midis, and just about anything else. High longevity factor. It's heavy, warm, luxurious, and beautifully made. Very tailored so no bulky underlayers. Quite slim through the arms, and quite straight on the hips - but not that straight. It has worked on straighter and curvier body types. Remember that button positions can be adjusted to create a better fit.
  • Double Face Wool Blend Coat: The best checked coat at the sale. A perfect Trendy Classic. An amazing on-trend midi cocoon silhouette in the most classic of tartans. It's straight and quite unstructured, yet the heft of the fabric makes it drape like a dream giving it some structure. High longevity factor.
  • Leopard Print Coat: Best animal print coat at the sale. Elegant, fun, soft, TAILORED, and a fab mdi length. It worked on a range of body types, and has handy side entry pockets. Soft, yet crisp and sharp.
  • Summit Jacket: Best zebra item at the sale. Its graphic and architectural integrity makes quite a statement. The straightness of the silhouette is beyond body type, although I preferred it on broader shoulders. The diagonal seaming in front creates a flattering line for the eye to follow, and therein are fab hidden pockets.
  • Ancha Hooded Waterproof Parka: This was a WOW fit on petite apple-shaped body types, although it worked well on other body types too. A substantial quality piece if you like to wear gear as casual wear. All the colours are nice.
  • Water Resistant Raincoat with Removable Hood: A raincoat that worked well on a range of body types, and especially good on long bodies and arms. The fabric repels pet hair, and drapes well. Lovely stitch and pocket detailing. Well made, and comes in four colours.
  • Finlay Waterproof Hooded Wool Blend Coat: A weather-resistant classic with a hood and fun lining. Roomy fit, and size down. Great over chunky knits. Impeccable quality. Comes in black. Especially fabulous on Team Tall.

Here’s the collection page if you would like to see the items alongside my descriptions.

NAS TOP PICKS BY CATEGORY

This post is number 1 in a 5 part series:

Also check out my introduction to the series, and the items I brought home from the sale. Good hunting!