Quilted jackets are the spring trend you didn’t know you needed

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    As far as summer trends go, few have been so unexpected as quilted jackets. They are a natural extension to last winter’s duvet coat, but with a decidedly more bohemian spin.

    Think florals, tie dye and patchwork fabrics that will instantly at that Sienna-Miller-circa-2006 touch.

    That said, for a more classical approach to the quilted jacket, neutral shades are also key. I’m thinking in particular of The Frankie Shop’s olive cropped oversized coat, which the label can’t seem to restock fast enough.

    The trend has been going down a storm on the streets of fashion week in London and Paris, as well as taking over the virtual world on Instagram, spotted on my favourite influencers and celebrities.

    It’s the perfect mid-season coat, an alternative to your more basic trench coat, and is versatile enough to be worn over a summer dress, a linen suit, or simply jeans and a t-shirt.

    Ready to get on board with the quilted jackets trend? Here are some of the best styles to shop now.

    DÔEN + NET SUSTAIN Sedona patchwork printed quilted organic cotton jacket – £415.72 at Net-A-Porter
    Reminiscent of treasure you’d find while scouring a vintage market, DÔEN’s ‘Sedona’ jacket is quilted with colorful, mismatched squares to create a unique patchwork.

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    Carleen Quilted Floral Jacket – £85 at Anthropologie
    Stitched together from pure cotton, this jacket scattered in pastel-hued blooms and textured with quilting that works its way over the long-sleeved style.

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    DÔEN + NET SUSTAIN Tours quilted printed organic cotton jacket – £248.77 at Net-A-Porter
    Quilted for warmth, this is made from soft GOTS-certified organic cotton and fully lined. The boxy silhouette will look great with jeans or over a clashing midi dress.

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    THE FRANKIE SHOP Teddy oversized quilted-shell jacket – £230 at MatchesFashion
    Trimmed with lustrous satin, The Frankie Shop’s khaki-green Teddy jacket is made from quilted shell to an oversized fit enhanced with dropped shoulders.

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