The weather in SA is generally pleasant during spring, but you need a light coat for those chilly days. A lightweight coat is the ultimate must-have for this time of year.
One thing to remember when buying a coat or jacket is to get one that suits your shape. Adapt this season’s top trends to suit you, not the other way around.
- If you’re a pear shape, then something that’s a little bit longer will help balance out your figure.
- If you’re busty then a cropped jacket will show off your slim legs and stomach.
- Taller ladies can carry off a long coat.
- Petite women need a shorter length that won’t drown them.
We’ve found the top 4 spring coats that will make you look and feel fabulous.
Jenja, Crushed Trench Coat Pale, R1 339
Whether you want to tie it up to show off your waist or let it hang loose, a lightweight trench goes well with all shapes. Being the distant cousin of a classic mac, this new-season coat has all the tailored aspects you could want but with a less bulky feel. Our top buy is this one from Jenja, R1 339. Play with proportions by wearing it with loose culottes and a tucked-in shirt. But don’t forget your heels!
Next, Collarless Yellow Coat, R1 599
Taking inspiration from the swinging ‘60s, a collarless coat is the epitome of chic spring style. This one from Next, R1 599, has the perfect combo of fun and sophistication. The structured shape and length makes it office appropriate, while the yellow colour will still give you that wow factor. Wear with some skinny pants and block heels to up your style status.
C(INCH) Cocoon Coat Red, R599
The key to a great duster is the light fabric. You only need enough to keep you warm without adding bulk. Keep things cool with a neutral coloured duster, like this one from C(inch), R599, to drape over those statement summer prints that we all know and love.
Kisua, African Print Tulip Coat, R1 500
The SS15 buzzword has to be ‘tulip’, and this tulip coat from Kisua, R1500, can’t be beaten. Adding a touch of Africa, this printed coat will not only keep you warm, but when worn with some skinny jeans, it will show off those pins.