Olivia Palermo is Just. So. Chic. It almost pains me. I love her style. She is also doing a fine job of working the Spring coat. Said coat – I discovered today – whilst nipping around Regent Street at lunchtime, buying presents for new babies (one of my favourite shopping activities) – is high street. Yep, Palerms (as my little friend Medini – short in stature, not personality – calls OP) does high street. And does it well.
Romoli Turkish blue slim cut peacoat, £245, Reiss
You know the Spring coat is a ‘thing’, right? An instant outfit update. Sling it on and you are immediately brighter, perkier and so very of the moment. Opt for something lighter (obvs) than your winter coat – and streamlined, so you can just fling it on. Nonchalance is key, so avoid doing it up, and don’t fret about bracelet-length sleeves (just let your top or sweater peek out from underneath).
Zara has, as ever, a wealth of options: this tangerine number for the truly bold; this delightful lemon coat with zip detail (see also this Topshop tailored coat); blush pink (excellent with grey or navy) or try this brighter rose cocoon coat from Asos, which also has this pale blue offering that would look lovely over denim (or pretty much anything).