How to wear: Powder pink coats

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Photograph: Isabella Rakonić

The powder pink coat can be intimidating. However, as one of Spring/Summer 2014’s key pieces we shouldn’t get disheartened. Three trends have addressed this issue, giving us the ability to make this coat become just as versatile as any black or other neutral coloured coat. So stop settling for the conventional coats that you buy every year and pop some life into your outfits with the help of this pretty, pastel, pink coat.

The Go-To

No outfit planning is included in scheduled library stints, as we unconsciously piece together trusty items that our hidden at the back of our wardrobe, like our black skinny jeans and our boyfriend tee with a logo or punchy mantra illustrated on it. So, why not throw on this pink coat? It has the ability to pick up the ultimate casual attire, making an outfit that was once only a go- to and mundane, become so much more.  Something so statement, but so affordable, who knew?

Gingham

We have to face it; black has no limitations and can be worn with anything from printed pieces to another block colour. Team your powder pink coat with a monochrome print, such as the popular gingham one for an instant on trend ensemble. If you are more a trouser type girl or one who finds the oversized shirt appealing, it doesn’t matter, gingham print features on a whole variety of items that designers could get their hands on. However, if comfort is a necessity, then opt for the gingham printed smock dress. The powdered pink coat and smock dress are a match made in comfort and fashion heaven.

Fondant favourites

When some of us open our wardrobe, we are welcomed to a choice of something quite similar to an ice cream parlour, with choices from a mint to a bubblegum flavour. This is due to our love affair with pastel tones which has continued for a good few years.  Dressing head to toe in this particular colour palette shouldn’t stop you from buying and wearing this specific coat. Fashion is always about making a statement, it is about making people stare at you in style envy, achieved by  teaming different pastel pieces together. For the perfect pastel number, opt for some mint coloured cigarette trousers from Topshop with a white boxy blouse and white pouch clutch bag, before finishing off the look with your pale pink coloured coat.  Undoubtedly, the finishing touch will ensure that you become a vision in such soft tones.