Last Updated on 12th September 2011

The colder months are drawing in, and we’ve already started thinking about which coat we want to make a statement in for the new season. And, as Gwyneth Paltrow so stylishly proves here, the celebrities are already hitting the trends on the head.

The actress was papped working this stunning Stella McCartney spring 2012 houndstooth coat at the dinner for Coach in London last week.

With its three-quarter length sleeves and tailored cut, Gwyneth elegantly demonstrates that when it comes to the statement coat, less is definitely more.

We love that Gwyneth lets the coat do all the talking – just accessorise with a simple, sleek hairstyle, a pair of colour-popping shoes and, if you’ve got them like Paltrow, bare legs that reach your armpits.

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