If you only update one item this season, make it a spring coat. In lighter fabrics and shades, it's the sensible yet stylish investment for any British weather!
It is a known fact that you can’t survive a British spring without a savvy spring coat. Our unpredictable weather means a lightweight coat or jacket is the ultimate must have to help see us through all the weird and wonderful types of weather we have in this country. From hailstones to tropical storms to Caribbean sunshine all in one day, we never know what to expect. The only solution is smart layering, and that’s why a fabulous on-trend spring coat or jacket is the ultimate fashion staple to see you through the seasons.
Of course, when choosing your spring coat, style is the most important factor. Luckily for us the high street is awash with different styles and hues with something to suit everyone, from seventies suedes to delightful denim, Breton stripes to neutral tones – you’re spoilt for choice!
One thing to remember when always buying a coat or jacket is to get one that suits your shape. The best advice is to adapt this seasons top trends to suit you, not the other way around. If you’re a pear shape then something that tad bit longer in length will help balance out your figure, or if you’re busty then a cropped jacket will show off your slim legs and stomach. Taller ladies can carry off a long coat where petite women need a shorter length that won’t drown them. Learn your shape and dress accordingly.
Another tip is to be brave and step outside your comfort zone when it comes to colour and prints. Spring/summer is fashions most fun time of year where women can express themselves. Don’t just reserve vibrant reds, yellows and oranges for a sunny holiday, brighten up any normal day at the office with an ensemble that truly makes you stand out. Be bold with a new print you’ve never tried before or if you usually wear darker colours add some pastels into the mix. It’s time to adopt a brand new attitude.
Through endless searching up and down the high street we’ve managed to find you the top 10 spring coats and jackets that will make you not only look but feel fabulous. So sit back and relax because all the hard work has been done for you. Click through for our top 10, and we guarantee you’ll find something you love…
Channel the iconic British brand Burberry with this classic coat from Gap, a stylish way of keeping warm throughout the whole year. Opt for a lighter weight in a camel colour for a perfect spring coat.
Springtime means you can finally ditch the black – be bold and brave with a zingy colour, or keep it muted with pretty pastels.This Baukjen piece is a staple for anyone woman’s wardrobe.
Layering is your best friend when it comes to spring as being in Britain we never quite know what the weather will throw at us. A sleeveless jacket, like this one from River Island, means you can keep yourself a bit warmer without covering yourself up completely. They also make you look taller and slimmer – bonus!
Go from desk to dinner with a totally luxe blazer. Channel your inner Kate Moss and wear over skinny jeans with a plain white t-shirt for a relaxed vibe. This one from The Kooples will give you the rock chick edge with its leather details.
A boxy cropped jacket can help add shape and structure to a loose-fitting outfit. Whether you’re heading to a swanky occasion, or just looking to dress up an understated daytime look, this silk wool cropped jacket by Bruce Oldfield is a must-have style buy.
If you’re a fan of the loose and lightweight kimono style, but want to tone down the prints, this offering from Coast is a surefire way to add a sophisticated edge to any day or night look.
We get showers on almost a weekly basis here in the UK, so it makes sense to invest in a waterproof coat to keep dry. There’s no need to trudge around in dull fabrics – brighten up a grey rainy day with this printed mac from Seasalt Cornwall.
A good leather jacket should be in every woman’s wardrobe. Whilst black leather is a classic, we couldn’t help but fall in love with this maroon patterened beauty from French Connection. A jacket like this should be the centrepiece of an ensemble, so pare down the rest of your look and let this piece shine
A classic denim jacket never goes out of style, but sometimes they just aren’t warm enough for the breezy British springtime! Keep out the cold in this cosy jacket from Levis. Add a feminine edge by teaming it with a sundress and this season’s block heels.
Sleeveless jackets dominated AW15, and it looks like they’re going
nowhere fast. They’re the sleek and tailored way to stay warm during the chillier spring months. Layer this must-have M&S Waistcoat over a peg pant and crisp white shirt.