THE TRIBAL COAT
A coat with guaranteed star status, this statement piece will instantly up your fashion credentials for the season ahead, says M&S.com womenswear editor, Charlene Barton.
Pretty and pink may have been the coat story of last season, but as the temperature rises, the only way to wrap up your look is with a call to the wild. Fashion has hit the ethnic trail for summer: from the pagan princesses at Valentino to Alexander McQueen’s Celtic warriors, the catwalks marched to a distinctly tribal beat. Pastel hues are still relevant (you needn’t hang up your pink jacket just yet), but exotic designs have the edge – specifically this per una coat. Versatile, with a modern oversized cut, you can slip it on with boyfriend jeans and a white T-shirt for weekends, cinching it at the waist with tailored pieces and mean-business heels for the office.