Zara yellow piqué coat, £79.99
We loved this bright yellow coat when we spotted it on the Zara website a couple of weeks ago, and we love it even more now that we’ve had the opportunity to see it in action, as worn by Frankie of The Saturdays to the Kiss FM studios last week:
(For those of you who’ve never heard of Frankie Sanford or The Saturdays, she’s the one in the bright yellow coat. Obviously.)
This is a lightweight coat, suitable for the current season, and we love the 60s-style stand-up collar, and the causal-but-cool style. We also love the colour: yellow (especially bright yellows like this one) is a shade a lot of people hesitate to wear, fearing it’ll wash them out, or make their complexion look sallow. While it’s true that yellow won’t suit everyone (We don’t think there’s a colour in the world that suits EVERYONE), if you can pull it off, it’s a particularly nice shade for outerwear, providing a huge splash of colour, and allowing you to wear the most boring outfit imaginable underneath, and still look like you’ve made an effort.
Well, we don’t know about “boring”, but we’d say that simple is probably best with a colour like this. We couldn’t get a full-length image of Frankie, unfortunately (you can see one here), but both she and the Zara stylist chose to style this with plain trousers and top. We approve, and would probably style this similarly, perhaps playing up the slightly retro-feel of the shape:
What do you think of this coat? And regardless of how you answered, how would you style it, if it were to magically appear in your closet?