It's safe to say that I'm a bit of a collector when it comes to fashion. 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 springtime not just on the horizon but, some days, well and truly here, 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 cover-up with me wherever I go. But these are just some of the reasons coats aren't only for winter. Fortunately, there are plenty of coats that loan themselves very well to carrying through to the (slightly) warmer months. Scroll below to shop the best spring coats, neatly categorised by 2022 trends.
1. BRIGHT CHECKS
Style Notes: Checks always make for a wise coat investment, but often, the colour palette can feel wintry and dark. For spring, embrace colourful checks that'll add oomph to all of your outfits.
2. TIMELESS NAVY
Style Notes: While black outerwear will always be classic, for spring, add a navy coat into your rotation. Softer in tone but just as wearable, it'll look the stylish part worn with a basic white tee and vintage-wash denim.
Style Notes: The quilted-coat trend is sticking around for the season ahead, which is excellent news, as the typically waterproof fabric will serve you well during those spring showers.
4. SHOESTRING BELTS
Style Notes: Often, it's the smallest details that can make the biggest difference to your look. Cue shoestring belts. Robe coats always feel chunky, so search for styles with simple skinny belts that look more streamlined for spring.
5. SHEARLING TRIMS
Style Notes: Shearling continues to be one of the biggest trends right now, but there's no denying that it can feel very wintry when it covers the entire coat. Instead, look for options where shearling acts as a trim.
6. BLOWN-UP HOUNDSTOOTH
Style Notes: More standout and crisp than tartan or Prince of Wales prints, supersize houndstooth motifs are cropping up in both the high-street and high-end shopping circuits.