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Say hello to the spring coat

— by Alyson Walsh

Photo: Claire Pepper for the Daily Telegraph

 

When personal stylist Rebecca Clouston shared her expert advice on refreshing your wardrobe for spring, her top tip was to banish your winter coat, switch to a lighter jacket or spring coat and bring some colour in. I have previously mentioned the style benefits of creating lots of new outfits for TNMA and the Telegraph –  the opportunity to experiment with lovely clothes and try out various colour combinations – though, I do stop myself buying things. Regrets I’ve had a few… but not too many. I am pretty strict when it comes to my wardrobe and there are only a couple of items I wish I’d bought. The beautiful silk shirt from Marimekko last summer teamed with luxury, wide leg track pants from Me+Em. That’s a super-cool outfit I wish had found its way into my wardrobe. And another is this gorgeous blue coat from Harris Wharf (now only available in a couple of sizes), the colour above is from the winter collection and I’m hoping it might make a comeback.

My Withnail & I coat is by the same London brand, several years old now, it has seen me through numerous winters and zero visits to a Cumbrian cottage… The beauty of these lighter weight, unlined, felted wool coats (on cold days, I layer an Arket liner jacket underneath) is their ease and simplicity. Such a straightforward way to whoop up your wardrobe. The joy of a sky blue coat and thinking of warmer weather ahead. As I’m discovering, colour can make you happy.

 

STYLE NOTES

Coat as above. Patterned shirt from Lisou . The leather bag is from Mimi Berry. Hoop earrings are Monica Vinader. White Chelsea boots from Dune London. Jeans are my own, all other items loaned and returned.

 

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