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Brace yourself for April’s showers in this spring’s stylish coats

Posted: 27 Mar 2019

While it might be the beginning of spring, we aren’t prepared to turn our backs on our coats just yet. And thankfully, we don’t have too. This season, designers are proving that coats are appropriate, whatever the weather. From lightweight jackets for those nippy spring evenings, to wind and rain proof coats, perfect for braving those April showers, here, we round-up this season’s fashionable outerwear offerings, with something for every style scenario.

The raincoat

When it comes to raincoats, make Ilse Jacobsen your first port of call. Spring is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors but unfortunately we're often met with rain. It can be difficult to find clothing which is both stylish and practical, but thankfully Ilse Jacobsen continues to effortlessly meet our needs, with its stylish offering of classic raincoats with a modern twist. Lightweight yet weatherproof, the collection of coats will easily meet the demands of your day.

The trench coat

The beauty of the trench coat is that it offers all the coverage, with none of the weight of a winter’s coat. The perfect transitional piece, the trench coat takes its tailored shape from military coats and has become a bona fide wardrobe essential. Infamous for effortlessly fusing practicality with style, its traditional beige colour has become iconic. But this season its colour palette gets an update, with blues proving a popular choice, and an easy way to nod to spring. And for those who dare to be a bit different, choose a patterned trench for statement style.

The biker jacket 

For those days on-the-go, the biker jacket is the perfect addition to your outfit. Traditionally designed by Harley Davidson as a practical style to be worn by motorcyclists, the lightweight jacket has made its way onto the runway thanks to the addition of embroidery, stand-out fabrics and statement prints giving them a feminine touch. This season, look to Cigno Nero for your biker jacket, with its exciting array of soft colours offering a welcome update to this style.

The long-line blazer

The versatility of the blazer ensures it remains a firm favourite this season. Given that it can be easily dressed up or down, it isn’t surprising that the blazer is a wardrobe staple. This spring, longer length blazers are a popular choice, ideal for those summer nights. For eveningwear, keep the rest of your look tailored to allow your long-line blazer to take centre stage. Or, for daytime casuals, keep things chic by pairing with jeans.

The denim jacket

Another style staple, the demin jacket is the number one choice for spring. Making casual dressing a dream, the appeal of this jacket is all about versatility. With the ability to just throw on and go, it pairs perfectly with everything from dresses to skirts and even jeans, for those who dare to do double denim.

The bomber jacket

Originally reserved for fighter pilots, the cropped, lightweight bomber jacket has been reimagined with a feminine touch and made its way into our wardrobes. Look to Sandwich for your bomber jacket, with its exciting array of interesting prints and silhouettes offering a welcome update to this style. 

This season, we say stylishly brave those April showers wearing the latest outerwear in an exquisite array of styles and silhouettes. Shop online or call into our Carryduff or Newtownards shops to update your look this spring.