Spring coats: from classic macs to slouchy parkas and this season's must-have printed kimono, we've edited the chicest fashion buys to see you through this season...
Spring coats are top of our wish list right now. The ultimate transitional piece, they bridge the gap between chilly spring days and pre-summer sunshine. Even better? They’re lighter, brighter, and mean we can (finally!) ditch our oversized winter warmers for something far more in keeping with our SS14 wardrobe.
This season we’re coveting the classic mac (given a cool makeover by Burberry and now popping up all over the high street), the collarless cocoon coat, and spring’s must-have patterned kimono, perfect for layering over chic, structured shapes.
Click through our pick of the hottest spring coats in stores right now.
This could-be-Burberry spring coat is from high street fashion favourite, Warehouse. Would you believe? It even features this season's hit shade, cool blue.
The Cos Long Coat samples the 'it' pastel palette of SS14 and even an on-trend wide set pleat. What's not to love.
This sweet butterfly print will fill you with the delights of spring. Red Valentino's Print Linen Coat totally trumps your winter warmer.
The DSquared2 Embellished Coat will take you from day to night with a touch of ladylike elegance. We love the mint sheen and embellished sleeves.
Burberry is responsible for singlehandedly reinventing the trench coat this spring, using longer lines, cinched in waists and cooler cuts to make it our new season favourite. And we wouldn't want it any other way than camel in the Burberry London Cotton-Twill Trench Coat.
It couldn't be easier to get into the spring spirit than with the River Island Floral Print Coat. You'll be warding off showers all season long.
Opt for a warm colour pop in Jaeger's Dropped Sleeve Coat. The cropped sleeves and collarless cut make it oh-so easy to layer on.
A kimono cover up is the lightest and easiest layer to wear this season. Rather than tribal, try this oriental floral look from H&M.
At & Other Stories, your new season answer to overcoats has been
delivered. It's the Batwing Sleeve Cotton Coat in a lighter fabric and
colour with airy batwing sleeves.
True to form, Kate Moss' Topshop collection has a characteristically-cool boho theme throughout and this festival-ready spring coat has to be our pick of the collection.
A light-coloured trench is the perfect pick for SS14, and Reiss have the authority with this spring-ready Ladder Seam Coat.
Houndstooth is a classic coat pattern that's easy to wear and versatile enough for any outfit. Try Mango's no-collar approach for the height of spring.
Advance on the traditional trench coat camel colour and top it with this elegant bright white. The MaxMara Trench Coat is one sophisticated choice for spring.
Go bold in this season's best spring brights. Zara's SS14 collection is preoccupied with the colour orange this season, because it's the new black we hear.
Ted Baker's White Wool Coat features an oversized batwing sleeve for more movement in the warmer conditions.
In the spirit of all things Burberry Prorsum, we're back to worshipping the trench coat in SS14. This one's best worn in camel with a lightweight fabric for spring. Try the Monki Trench Coat.
This cute Topshop quilted coat is the perfect 'throw on' when you're not quite ready to commit to no-coat weather.
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Stella McCartney has the authority on spring coats this season. It's all about this a-line lemon coat dress from net-a-porter.
M&S have some seriously impressive spring offerings, our favourite being this baby blue Button-Through Coat.
We've been obsessed with trench coats ever since we previewed the SS14 collections, but the Burberry Prorsum styles are seriously special with diamond and sequin details. Where this one everywhere.
Layer on Hobbs' signature heritage style in this Oversized Floral Coat with a vintage effect floral pattern.
Barbour roll out their traditional Heritage styling for a classically cool Check Trench for spring/summer 2014. We adore the brighter colours and softer check.
Pink was the 'it' coat colour for AW14, and for SS14 it's back and brighter than ever. This sweet Zara Drape Neck Coat carries the ultimate shade to update the trend.
Clean lines, slick white palette and a must-have trench cut - the Armani Pack-Away Trench Coat is nothing short of spectacular.
Long-line is the new season cut for coats. This Zara Long A-line Trench Coat goes perfectly with pointed sky high heels.
With its sweet dolly-like Peter Pan collar in contrast black, the Cos Detachable Collar Coat is a top pick this spring.
Ashtiani's Asymmetric Coat has a unique futuristic look. This is minimalist chic at its finest.
The Warehouse Draped Trenchcoat is bold in canary yellow. Take a fresh approach to the new season trench coat with this statement palette.
A collarless option will make your spring coat feel instantly lighter. This French Connection Coat also features a chic cocoon shape to avoid it feeling clingy and overpowering, mid-season.
With a subtle snake effect, the & Other Stories Grey Coat has layers of interest for afar and up close.
An a-line coat is the perfect option for spring. It's lightweight and beathable even in black.
Try a collarless coat for the spring months. The Mango Raw-Edge Coat is lighter than most, giving it that edge in the new season cover up department.
Trench coats are embracing sheer fabrics this season, making yours seem altogether lighter and more wearable. And of course, you don't have to cover up your outfit.
Leopard print coats are a classic style buy that will wear and wear. Make sure your collection is up to date with this Maison Scotch style that steals some designer details from this season's obsession, the bomber jacket.
Make a statement in a bold check print with your spring coat. This one features a mainly white print to give it a lighter, new season feel.
The beauty is in the design detail with the Acne Indigo Trench Coat and its oversized purple buckles.
In a super lightweight fabric, the H&M Cupro Coat is perfect when
you know you need a coat but don't want lots of layers. Thank you,
Bold monochrome prints are set to adopt a huge fashion following for spring/summer. Grab the Coast Monochrome Coat before it flies.
Trust Coast to go for something sophisticated and dressy in the spring coat department. Echoing the season's key dress styles, this cover up even features an adorable wide-set pleat.
Karen Millen's Satin Mix Trench Coat embraces this season's mermaidian theme with a high shimmer finish.
Leaving the impact to come from the warm rouge colouring and simplicity of the cut, the Jaeger Dropped Sleeve Coat wears itself.
The lace fabric on this Warehouse Mac gives it that premium look without the price tag. We're channeling Burberry Prorsum SS14 with this choice find.
Pick a parred down palette to update your spring wardrobe. Layer on this Topshop Boutique Long Weave Coat to achieve the must-have mod look for SS14.
Cover ups are nothing without a light sheen, said the SS14 catwalks. The Cos Kimono Cut Sleeve Coat, with its sugar-sweet lemon hue is a hot trend to try.
Denim is having a moment, and we're totally embracing it. Go retro in the Cos Wrap-Tie Coat for something that's more suited to spring's fair weather days.
Layering on like a trench-mac-hybrid, the Cos Coat With Large Pockets is a spring coat with a difference. This one is reserved for seriously cool coat-wearers.
Indulge in some of spring's sugar-coated colours with this Zara Jacquard Coat With Pockets. This mint green could be layered over an all-pastel ensemble, or used to give your post-winter wardrobe a spring hit.
The Ted Baker Sancia Double Breasted Coat will give you wardrobe a much-needed new season style update.
We've fallen for The White Pepper's sweet style pieces, and the Check Coat is just one of our favourites. In an on-trend monochrome and must-have check print, it's a total style steal for under £50.
If there's ever a classic coat print you know you'll wear year after year, it's houndstooth. Keep the lines clean and the detail simple to avoid overpowering with the print.
In line with the SS14 floral obsession, the Essential Antwerp Raglan Coat features a super-sweet busy bloom print and we just can't get enough.
A longer cut is the way to wear a spring coat in 2014. Make sure yours has the must-have collarless neckline and a shapely silhouette like the BOSS Boucle Pink Coat.
Following the lead of patterned cigarette cut trousers and pajama-style shirts, this Baum und Pferdgarten collarless cover up is an on-trend layer that makes for an easy style update.
A check pattern is classic, not to mention extremely versatile. You can't say fairer than a light-wearing spring coat like this one.
The sophisticated French Connection Roselin Longline Blazer will be a perfect option for work and weekends alike.
A long double-breasted coat like this one will help you style out an on-trend androgynous style this spring.
Choose a fiery colour to give your wardrobe some energy this spring. The LK Bennett Daytona Cocoon Coat embraces the spring brights trend.
Trench coats are our new season fix. The catwalks were filled with them and now we can't wait to sample the best styles. Try the Samsoe & Samsoe style for a light feel and colour palette.
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Wear a cocoon coat shape for spring - this M&S Best of British Coat features a must-have shape for a lighter cover up option.
The second Loved By Mollie collection has dropped at Oasis and she's
updated her hot picks for the new season. Try a spring-like pastel pink
in her trademark car coat.
What better way to embrace spring with your coat than to wear daisys all over? It's all about the River Island Print Coat.
Colour block your way into spring by adding some zesty lime colours to a classic camel-coloured coat. We love this Baum und Pferdgarten coat style.
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Try a tribal print to step your coat collection into spring. This one's an easy layer to wear, in a lightweight fabric.
Watercolour florals couldn't be a better match for spring coat styles. Inspired by the catwalk and right on time for spring, the Kilian Kemer Senses Coat is our hot pick.
Try a lemon overcoat for the in between seasons. Pick it up now so that
you get plenty of month's worth of wear out of this Zara Coat With
In an oversized blazer style, the Topshop Boiled Wool Neck Coat is easy to layer on in the unpredicatable weather conditions making it a versatile spring coat for your new season wardrobe.
We're not sure we like anything more than Stella McCartney's take on
spring jackets. With an open front hem and girlie florals, this Lea Coat
is spring in coat form.
For a lighter approach to layering, wear a pastel coat this spring. You
might still need it well into the season but at least you'll feel
Make a style statement with a bold print on top. The Essentiel Antwerp Leopard Print Coat isn't for the feinthearted, but it's so worth it if you're brave enough.
Coat style dresses are coming into fashion fast. This coral overcoat from Warehouse ticks off one of the season's top trends.
The Jigsaw Pink Coat uses a funnel sleeve and collarless shape to its advantage, making it lighter and easier to throw on over an ensemble.
With a shimmer finish, the Jonathon Saunders Karlie Trench Coat is a stunning colour option to finish any spring outfit.
Play around with fabrics at the start of spring and invest in a
light-feeling Duster Jacket. Our hot pick is this monochrome Warehouse
Make sure you layer up well into spring, but forget autumnal blacks, browns and grey, it's all about a gorgeous pastel palette.
A lace overcoat is a great option for a lighter layer this spring. The Topshop Lace Overcoat would be gorgeous with nude heels.
The Whistles Dina Overcoat is the perfect shade for forgetting winter
and saying hello to spring. Layer yours over a lightly coloured outfit
and ripped, rolled up denim jeans.
Not quite a coat and not quite a cardigan, the Asos Coatigan with a single button looks great with a casual weekend outfit.
Cut a fine figure in the Jaeger Limited Edition Leather Perforated Coat this season. Featuring cool fabric clashes and a jet black colour, you'll look like you know exactly what you're doing with spring styling.
The Linea Tweed Mix Lady Coat is ideal for layering over smart outfits this spring with its sophisticated oversized shape.
Featuring a soft coat texture, the Day Birger Et Mikkelsen Spring Coat will be the answer to all of your cover up confusion early season.
Throw on the Mango Flowy Coat, perfect for when the temperatures start to change.
Though it's not your traditional trench, The White Pepper's Grey Trench Coat gives the Burberry Prorsum favourites a slight style twist with an oversized, cocoon shape.
Trench coats are this season's style hit. Wear yours in white when you feel brave enough to dodge any puddles.
With short sleeves and a collarless design, the H&M Jacquard Weave
allows you to wear this overcoat option well into the next season.
In monochrome you'll be right on trend for spring/summer 2014, then add florals for a spring twist.
Toast clothes are known for their versatility. Layer the Toast Cocoon Coat over any ensemble and reap the benefits for many more spring seasons to come.
Mix and match your stripes this season in the Toast Stripe Coat. We recommend pin stripes and Bretons to complete this look.
Buttons and zips are outdated anyway. Throw on the Toast Waterfall Coat to create relaxed lines and a slouchy effect.
If you can't decide on a bright spring colour to champion this season, we suggest you weave them all into a tasteful multi weave from Sessun.
A muted palette works well in spring, and camel will never go out of fashion. The New Look stone Zip Coat will replace your old faithful in an instant.
Pick a draped coat for a lighter coat cover up in the warmer weather. The Oasis Cream Draped Coat is one of our top picks.
Cool mints and blush shades are adding just a little subtle colour to spring wardrobes. We suggest you wear them altogether, starting with the Reiss Blush Collar Coat.
Trust Mango with your SS14 trench obsession. Theirs is finished with a neat blue trim and a sophisticated waist-trimming belt.
For the best in minimalist chic, try MaxMara's Cream Quilted Coat. You'll achieve the luxe look everyone's so desperate to bag this season.
Red is the best way to break up worky monochrome ensembles this spring.
Go bold in the MaxMara Red Wool Coat for professionalism or
Contrast sleeves are still a big thing in the overcoat world, and New Look get it spot on by offsetting sharp black and white shades.
A subtle check print in pastel is a perfect option for a spring-inspired coat. Try the New Look Premium Checked Coat to lighten up the new season.
Monki's oversized blazer will make the perfect transition from day to night. Team this one with some ripped boyfriend jeans and slick SS14 mules.
Spring tweed. It's a thing, according to Oasis. It's lighter to wear and features a muted palette just perfect for the season ahead.
Create the perfect silhouette with your spring coat in this Reiss Blue Structured Coat. A defined waist and shaped shoulders all mould to a sleek, feminine shape.
Spotted on Mollie King already this season, The Oasis Jacquard Coat is a top choice for the style set. It's lighterweight and features a chic leather collar making a fashion-savvy coat option.
The old faithful well-shaped, good looking coat style can be found at Oasis this spring. We loe this Jacquard Finish Coat.
Animal prints are gaining momentum, but for coats they will always be an obvious choice. The Karen Millen Giraffe Print Coat? A no-brainer.
Metal zips give this Mango Funnel Neck Coat a sassy biker edge, despite it's sweet chalk-white appearance.
Navy is about the smartest colour to buy your spring jacket in. The Jigsaw Navy Belted Coat will transcend seasons and years.
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A warmer-than-pink fuschia colour would layer perfectly over your spring-coloured outfits. Try it with a monochrome ensemble for a bold block of colour.
The Ganni Oversized Cream Coat, with its oversized pockets and blazer shape, is one of our favourite simple fashion picks for SS14.
Colour block in this spring-ready neon yellow with the J.Crew Collection Canvas Duffle Coat. You've got to love the suitably-cool duffle style.
The kimono-esque Jaeger Zig Zag Coat is a throw-on spring coat that will take you right through the season, whatever the weather.