Lemon coat: Marks & Spencer
Thought the trend for pastel coats would fade away like winter itself? Think again: cold weather may be on its way out (Let’s hope those don’t turn out to be famous last words…) but those pastel coats are still very much IN, and it looks like they’re going to stay that way throughout the summer, and probably into next autumn and winter, too. That’s bad news for those of you who hate them, of course (or who just wish we’d stop talking about them), but if you’re a fan of all things pastel, it could be very good news indeed.
As you’d expect, the current crop of pastel coloured coats are far more lightweight than their predecessors, and therefore much more suitable for spring weather. We’d like to think they WON’T be quite as suitable for summer weather, but let’s face it: for those of us in the UK, there’s a good chance they probably will be.
The items on this page are all from the upcoming summer collections, so not all of them are available to buy right now (we’ve linked up the ones that are), but they will be soon, so if you failed to climb aboard the pastel bandwagon this winter, don’t worry, there’s still time. As we said, this is one trend that isn’t going anywhere fast…
Pastel Coats for summer 2014
01. Blue duster coat, £60 : Red Herring at Debenhams (not yet available)
02. Monsoon pink ‘Carina’ mac, £89
03. Yellow coat, £90 – Marks & Spencer collection
04. Lightweight pink coat, £60 – Bank Fashion
05. Pale pink trench, £75 – La Redoute