Spotlight On: Our Classic Car Coat | Riley Studio

Spotlight On: Our Classic Car Coat

by Hello Riley |

Our Classic Car Coat is the perfect transeasonal piece to take you into spring.

With the clocks going forward and the days getting warmer, spring is finally here. We are packing away our puffers and turning to our lighter jackets. Our mid-weight car coat is perfect for completing your favourite spring look.


Featuring a detachable hood and generous patch pockets with hidden side openings for comfort. This mid-weight coat boosts a contrast organic cotton binding and is framed with a spread collar and our favourite milk protein button fastenings. 

This statement check is an exclusive style with limited pieces available due to the use of surplus fabric to create a zero waste solution.  

The Design Process:

One source of inspiration for Collection 05 was Japanese film maker Yasujirō Ozu. Our designer Jenna was drawn to the warm, autumnal tones of his sets and interesting costume details such as large rectangular blazer flap pockets, which became a feature of our Car Coat. In particular, the interiors on Ozu’s films have frequently included warm toned checked fabric which became the inspiration for our Check Classic Car Coat. 


Why we love it:

Our Classic Car Coat is the perfect timeless wardrobe staple.  

Having staple pieces that can be dressed across the seasons is a perfect way to create a more sustainable wardrobe. Being able to wear your clothes for longer creates less waste and also means you can buy less. This is good for you and good for the planet.

Everything we design at Riley Studio is designed for life, not just a season.


How to style:

Perfect for layering, this coat can be worn all year round.

Style it with our Recycled Cotton Mock Neck Sweater in colder weather or with our Wood Pulp Roll Neck Top going into spring.

Pair it with a statement bag to refresh your look.