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.
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.
Meanwhile, taller ladies can carry off a long coat where petite women need a shorter length that won’t drown them.
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Another tip is to be brave and step outside your comfort zone when it comes to colour and prints. Spring/summer is fashion’s most fun time of year where women can express themselves. Vibrant reds, yellows and blues will brighten up an otherwise average day, whilst bold prints will help you truly stand out.
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. Scroll through our top picks below…
A trusty trench coat will last you for seasons to come, so it's always best to invest in quality. We love this one from Hobbs. Available in five colours (including the beige share above), we're loving this pink tone.
Best of all? There's currently £50 off!
Tailoring is a key trend for SS18, with a double breasted blazer being the main must have. Ideal for streamlining your shape if you've got a bigger bust. Add the matching trousers in you're brave enough.
Instantly update a classic denim jacket with a pop of colour. Red always grabs everyone's attention. Team with your weekend blue jeans and basic white tee.
We love a duster jacket at W&H. Skimming over your shape, it's ideal for hiding every worry area. Give it a modern spin with this printed version from Next.
A cropped cream jacket is a wardrobe essential for spring/summer as it's so versatile. Wear for work over a smart tunic, on the weekend with a comfy jumpsuit, or on holiday over a printed maxi dress. Make it modern by choosing a sportier style.
A chic utility jacket is an easy throw-over when stuck in a stuck rut. Just team it with black culottes and a printed tee and you're good to go.
This belted blazer is perfect for cheating a curvier shape. Wear over some cream culottes and a lace cami underneath.
Amp up a plain dress by layering this striking kimono jacket over it. Add a statement belt to define your waist.
Check is still a key trend going through to SS18. This white and black coat from Topshop is the ultimate smart and stylish work coat. We say make it your own by adding statement belt.
Love the biker jacket shape but can't stand leather for spring? No problem. Soft suede is the lighter solution to see your through. This dark grey colour will go perfectly with everything in your wardrobe.