Your New Wardrobe Staple
It’s that between-the-seasons dressing predicament that we face every year. It’s too cold to switch to that light blazer, and too warm for our thick winter coats, so why not try a lightweight duster jacket that gives just the right amount of warmth – give or take a few layers? This new longer length of coat is a nod to the ladylike trends we spotted on the runways at Chanel, Emilia Wickstead, Gucci and more this season, but the duster coat is anything but demure. Paired with the right pickings, think miniskirts, statement trousers, platform sandals, or even kick flares and block heels, it can instantly add a huge amount of feminine flirtatiousness that adds warmth to any spring day.
For a modern and on-trend look this spring, choose a longline coat in a feminine flowing fabric that hits anywhere from the midi level, to long range for the hemline. I’m all for taking chances with patterns and bright colours too, but somehow a neutral duster in a luxe material just looks and feels effortlessly fresh. Here’s one OOTD for styling up a duster jacket this spring – and if you’re feeling inspired, I’ve selected a few favourites for you to shop below.
The White Longline Duster
Last week I gave you my style tips for if you’re petite like me, and traditionally, a coat of this length shouldn’t work on someone of my proportions, but by opting for a block colour and streamlined shape this coat breaks all the rules. My lightweight white mac is ultra luxe (minus the luxe price tag, it’s currently on sale here!) with the beautiful delicate fabric and fully lined design. It provides warmth but without adding chunky layers, and the beautiful design details on the shoulders and sleeves make this an elegant addition to my Spring wardrobe.
I adore the three-quarter length sleeves, revealing a peek at my knitwear beneath, and when your chosen knit is as beautiful as this pink high neck cable knit then you most definitely will want it on show.
I chose leg lengthening tailored trousers for a smart, feminine and elegant look; the pale blue slim-fit trousers are perfect for petite frames, and on taller girls the cropped leg will give them an effortlessly chic finish. By mixing pastel shades with my white duster, the outfit keeps to one colour palette while still featuring a few of my favourite shades.
Keeping with the pastel theme, I opted for a soft grey bag – you guessed it- my Radley Soho backpack, adding a touch of edgy street style to this otherwise girlie outfit. It’s easy to get drowned out in longline coats, so my pastel pink heeled sandals combat my lack-of-length, but taller girls could absolutely rock this look with trainers or flat sandals.
My Favourite Duster Coats
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Have you invested in a longline duster coat for this Spring? What are your favourite ways to wear them?
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