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ASOS's parka jacket (£35) is just the thing to keep the rain off without being too bulky. The pale grey will look great with flesh tones and metallics which are still popular this season, but it also comes in black and white for a more basic look. You can wear it with jeans for a classic casual look, or a minidress, flats and opaques for a mod style. For a really up-to-the-minute look use it to dress down a fancy frock for a more sporty/edgy feel.

Lace trench coat at Newport News l Vera Wang's metallic brocade coatFloral print spring coat from Boden