Add a spring to your step this season in bright coats
Designers from across the catwalks embraced colour for Spring/Summer’18. From Versace to Calvin Klein, major designers were creating rainbow palettes for the fashion crowd.
Look out for Crayola cool colours to really make an impact.
To maximise the trend the look must be worn from head to toe.
But if you aren’t ready to fully embrace that level of colour then try adding pops of bolder shades to a muted outfit.
An easy one for the high street to replicate for the summer, except stores to be packed with block colour looks. Opt for a red tote or a cobalt blazer to seal the deal on this trend.
Looking for the perfect spring coat? We’ve trawled the high street so you don’t have to…
Bright Coats: Go for golden sunshine yellow
Sunshine yellow is always popular for Spring Summer and this season is no different.
This gorgeous jacket from JD Williams is perfect as a spring outerwear option.
The ruffle sleeve detail adds a dramatic edge to this look.
Paired with a green trouser, this is a fun way to inject some colour into your wardrobe.
Model wears: Coat, £50, JD Williams; Trousers, £189, Luisa Cerano; Bag, £65, Dune; Earrings, £55, Lola Rose
Try a bold pink suit for this season
Keep it popping in pink.
This amazing pink tailored suit, from plus size fashion brand Simply Be is available in sizes 10-28.
Worn together this bold suit is quite striking, but of course really get your wear out of it by separating the blazer and trouser and teaming with classic black for a slightly less head turning approach.
If opting for one of this season’s bright suits, ensure you keep your outerwear classic.
We simply love this camel Lipsy coat with oversized collar.
Model wears: Coat, £95, Lipsy; Jacket, £65; Trousers, £35, both Simply Be; Shoes, £175, LK Bennett
Elvi now stock from a size 8 to 28
Clothing company Elvi have just launched sizes 8-28, having previously been plus size only.
Online brand Elvi, have really upped their fashion game this season and this textured red teddy coat was spotted on a number of influencers during New York Fashion Week.
Make your outwear do the talking by keeping it neutral underneath.
This Fenn Wright Manson white and blue boucle style suit gives a nice nod to Chanel.
Model wears: Coat, £85, Elvi; Jacket, £295; Skirt, £175, both LK Bennett; Earrings, £69.99, H Samuel
Keep it classic in spring’s favourite style: the trench coat
Try playing with tonal versions of one colour.
Mix a bold pink skirt, like this gorgeous, Jigsaw one, with a soft pink blouse for added interest.
Add that final pop of colour with spring’s favourite outerwear piece, the trench.
Trench coats were a big deal on the runway for SS’18, popular at the likes of Celine, Dior and Max Mara.
We love this jewel green coloured one from River Island, a steal at under £100.
Model wears: Coat, £85, River Island; Shirt, £199, Luisa Cerano; Skirt, £120, Jigsaw; Shoes, £25, Hidden Fashion; Ring, £39.99, H Samuel; Earrings, £105, Lola Rose
Try teaming green with pink this spring
Pink and green might not be seen as a natural combo but we think this powerful pairing really pops.
Play with different hues to work out the best combination for your skin tone.
Remember not everyone can do green close to their face.
So if rocking green leaves you looking a little worse for wear, then try adding moss green trousers or mint toned heels to an all pink look.
Model wears: Coat, £789, Luisa Cerano; Blouse, £49, Biba; Skirt, £28, Very; Shoes, £195, LK Bennett; Earrings, £79.99, H Samuel
Try a green pencil skirt for the office
Sleeve detail is big news this spring.
These romantic ruffle sleeves on this perfectly pale pink coat from Very, a brand worn by television presenter Holly Willoughby, are bang on trend.
A great summer switch up to your work wardrobe, ditch boring black for pops of colour like this amazing green pencil skirt from Luisa Cerano.
Team with a neutral top to ensure this look is chic and sophisticated.
Model wears: Coat, £75, Very; Jumper, £279, Luisa Cerano; Skirt, £159, Luisa Cerano; Shoes, £59, Office; Ring 1, £39.99, H Samuel; Ring 2, £60, Lola Rose
Keep it chic in cobalt blue
This LK Bennett tailored coat is incredibly smart and works really well for the office, over a dress or a suit.
LK Bennett is popular with the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge, who is often spotted sporting the brand.
Paired here with a red shift dress and yellow heels this really sums up the primary coloured inspired trend.
Pull the look together with blue stone jewellery like this necklace from Lola Rose.
Model wears: Coat, £350, LK Bennett; Dress, £169, Madeleine; Shoes, £12, Hidden fashion; Bag, £65, Dune; Necklace, £185, Lola Rose
Tone down a print with a block colour coat
This incredible Karen Millen, leopard inspired print dress with gorgeous ruffle detail is one of those dresses that will work well for both work or play.
We have picked out the red base colour and paired this dress with this cute, ruffle detail Boden coat.
The central panel creates an optical illusion, making you naturally longer and leaner.
This outfit is definite head turner.
Model wears: Coat, £220, Boden; Dress, £180, Karen Millen; Shoes, £130, Dune; Bag, £35, Very; Earrings, £29.99, H Samuel
Stylist: Rivkie Baum; Photographer: Clive Shalice; Hair and Make up: Enzo Volpe Using Buxom and Colour Proof; Fashion Assistant: Jessica Evans; Model: Francesca Cosh at Nevs.
Stockists: (m) denotes mail order
Boden – 0330 333 0000, boden.co.uk (m)
Dune – 020 7258 3605, dunelondon.com (m)
Elvi – 0845 524 0260, elvi.co.uk (m)
Hidden Fashion – hiddenfashion.com (m)
H Samuel – 0800 458 1065, hsamuel.co.uk (m)
Jigsaw – 020 8392 5603, jigsaw-online.com (m)
JD Williams – jdwilliams.co.uk (m)
Karen Millen – karenmillen.com (m)
Kurt Geiger – 0207781 7480, kurtgeiger.com (m)
Lipsy – 0333 777 4588, lipsy.co.uk (m)
LK Bennett – 020 7033 8333, lkbennett.com (m)
Lola Rose – 020 7372 0777, lolarose.co.uk (m)
Luisa Cerano – luisacerano.com (m)
Madeleine – 0333 400 0400, madeleine.co.uk (m)
Office – 0330 100 1906, office.co.uk (m)
River Island – 03445 766 444, riverisland.com (m)
Simply Be – 0871 231 5000, simplybe.co.uk (m)
Very – 0344 822 2321, very.co.uk (m)