For spring/summer 2013 designers sent an array of colourful concoctions down the catwalk including neon hues, stark black palettes and pristine white solutions.
However, amid these party and office-ready pieces were a mix of pastel hues in the form of daytime jackets. These new collar-less coats that are usually embellished with mirror-esque panels and opulent brocades alongside cotton mix materials for the lightweight look are perfect for the start of summer when temperatures are apparently set to soar.
Designer Isabel Marant chose a gorgeous pastel floral/Ikat design to adorn hers with, complete with a whopping price tag of £1,845 (available at net-a-porter.com, above left). If you love the look but want to opt for something more on budget why not head straight to the high street where stores such as Monsoon – which stock this amazing ‘Camilla’ jacket (£89, above right); my personal fav – are showing a huge assortment of creations.
Asos.com also has this fab collar-less Tape Front Boxy Jacket (£55, above left) which is perfect for festivals. Team with skinny jeans, a vest and high tops for a casual day time look or add a fab body-con dress and sky scraper heels for a Saturday night out.
For the younger generation Boohoo.com also offer a great variety of styles including this Aztec ‘Layla’ jacket (£45, above right) with quilted white sleeves; great for everyday use.
Let me know what styles you love by tweeting me @stylistatlarge.