It's safe to say that when it comes to fashion, I'm a bit of collector. Although the idea of a perfect capsule wardrobe is what I long for, in reality, I'll probably always own multiple shoes in the same style and too many pairs of jeans. Then there are coats: Shopping for a new style is something I look forward to each year, and now I have quite the collection I can pick and choose from.
With an upcoming holiday (and springtime) somewhere in the near future, I'm also thinking about raffia accessories and linen dresses. However, considering I live in the UK, it's always about layering. I'll forever pack an umbrella, sunglasses and a light jacket into the same tote bag (who knows what else is in the depths of said bag?)—no matter the season.
It's also guaranteed that if I'm in the proximity of my mother, she'll demand I take a jacket with me wherever I go. But these are just some of the reasons outerwear isn't only for winter. Luckily, designers and the high street agree, so I've managed to find 28 coats I'd happily wear this season and beyond.
Style Notes: An easy way to update your outerwear for spring is with a bright trench. Lucy Williams styles the AlexaChung belted beauty with python-print boots. Perfection.
On one hand, there's the sunny belted Topshop number you can also wear as a suit, and on the other, there's the vinyl Saks Potts beauty that basically stole the limelight during fashion month. Whether you go for a cropped puffer, a textured trench or a shacket, I've scoured all the sites to find the most stylish spring coats everyone will like to layer up in. Scroll down to see and shop my edit that'll suit all shapes, styles and budgets.