Summer might be just around the corner, but we all know you can’t have the sunshine without withstanding a little rain. The forecast for the next few weeks predicts more grey clouds but that doesn’t mean your dressing has to be drab. With essential spring styling such as light layering and reimagined classic shapes, it’s time to own the April showers and we have chosen our top 5 coats that are going to keep you looking your best despite the weather. After all, life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
Immortalised by Audrey Hepburn in the iconic Breakfast at Tiffany’s, reimagined every season on the runway and a firm favourite among the street style queens- the trench coat definitely isn’t going anywhere. There is something about the camel colour and structured shape of a trench that screams effortless style; not to mention the practicality of a longer length and light fabric, ensuring you don’t get bogged down on those especially stormy days. All of these elements combined make this a staple for any fashionistas wardrobe; Bring your own sunshine and layer over sunny, bright colours or prints for a less traditional look. If you want to keep it classic like Audrey, pair with a minimal, all black ensemble and there will be every chance of getting kissed in the pouring rain.
Denim got you feeling blue? This jacket is your remedy. A classic twist on a spring essential, the combination of black denim and floaty feathers is going to have you smiling whatever the weather. Spring is the season for layering; one minute the sun will be shining and the next you might feel like you have entered monsoon season, you need staples that will be easy to throw over any outfit, but wont dampen your style. Due to the oversized shape and flared sleeves this denim number is practically perfect on top of a chunky knit or in the warmer months draped over a slip dress.
This super stylish, midi waistcoat is ticking all the right boxes for transitioning through every season. An ideal piece for those grey days where you need the extra layers but don’t want to stifle your outfit with a cumbersome coat. This dashing waistcoat isn’t going to cover up your outfit, it is going to make it; layer with your fave black turtle neck to create a sophisticated look without compromising warmth. If the sun decides to shine you can loose the turtle neck, button up and bare those arms for an instantly summery feel.
Sometimes classic shapes need a reboot, something to give you an extra bit of edge. The elegant pleated back and rich khaki green of this reimagined trench is going to freshen up your spring wardrobe and bring a smile to your face on those rainy days. The transitional earthy colour matches perfectly with flirty florals and because of the floating pleats at the back, this coat is going to be just as ideal for the night as well as the day. Owning a coat this stylish will have you wishing spring was 365 days a year.
Applications to the Pink Ladies are now open, requirements: a whole lot of sass and this jacket. This blushing leather number is the perfect pastel hue to spruce up a more simple outfit and the ideal shape for giving off maximum attitude. Pastels prove to be versatile and are on trend season after season, they are a dream to contrast with monochrome or keep it extra girly and layer over bold patterns. We know you are going to be hopelessly devoted to this leather jacket all year long.