Say hello to the new season’s statement outerwear, from vibrant bursts of colour to timeless classics
Get ready for (ever –so slightly) warmer weather by swapping wintry duvet coats for lighter layers. Vibrant outerwear is a big trend this spring: perfect for rebooting your wardrobe and lifting your mood. Our top pick is this emerald twill coat, which has a relaxed fit and soft shoulders. Colour fans: wear similar shades head-to-toe, like this blazer and tailored trousers. If neutrals are more your thing but you want to add a pop of colour, pair a colourful coat with black, cream, or denim.
The style staple
A trench coat is one of the smartest purchases you can make for spring: effortless, practical, and always in style. Our pure cotton trench coat is made with water resistant Stormwear technology and comes with a detachable hood, so you’ll be ready for any spring showers. Thoughtful design details like tortoise shell buttons, a longline cut and patch pockets, elevate this everyday hero. Choose from traditional camel or hunter green. If you’re petite, try this shorter belted trench in inky navy. On colder days, we love layering an on-trend gilet under the trench for some extra cosiness.
Fluff it up
You’ll have spotted faux shearling, borg and teddy coats all over your Instagram feed of late. Textured jackets in neutral shades are a spring wardrobe must-have – for good reason. Playing with texture is a great way to elevate your look and teddy coats are a cosy choice for early spring. Our teddy collared shacket in light cream can be worn over pretty much anything: throw over printed midi dresses, pair with jeans on casual days and wear with smart tailored trousers for the office.
Picking the right outerwear in between seasons can be tricky – get it wrong and you’re either shivering or at risk of overheating all day. A light quilted jacket is a clever choice for when warmer weather is on the horizon but not quite here yet. This collarless puffer jacket has already been a big hit with M&S customers, thanks to the easy-to-wear design and clever water repellent finish. Or why not get two looks in one with this reversible quilted jacket, which has a textured design in delicate antique rose on one side and a cosy borg fabric on the other. If you love print, brighten up your new season outfits with this floral and geometric print jacket, which can also be worn two ways. Multipurpose, stylish, and practical: what’s not to like?
Words: Emily Sutherland