British summers are notoriously unpredictable, therefore it’s no surprise that the catwalk and fashion elite have latched onto the duster coat for a stylish look that will also brave the elements.

This season’s outerwear has an androgynous twist; the duster coat is over-sized with masculine lapels, with the ability to smarten up the most casual of looks. This loose fitting style is key to the new season silhouette, think streamlined and elongated – with something of a fishtail-esque twist. Favoured for its versatility and widely coveted by fashionistas, the duster coat is one of the must-have item amidst the SS15 trends.

To illustrate just how many ways you can wear the fashionable piece, we’ve rounded up our favourite bloggers and catwalk looks, just for a little style inspiration…

Duster coat street style

Duster coats editShop the edit– from left: Dorothy Perkins colbalt crepe duster, Dorothy Perkins plum crepe duster, Miss Selfridge window pane duster, Principles by Ben de Lisi aqua duster (coming soon), Evans green printed duster.

Top Tips:

  • 50 shades: Wear an outfit in various shades of the same hue. Camel was a big hit for winter – we recommend trying out lilac or safari greens for summer.
  • Colour pop: A brightly coloured duster coat is bound to get you in the summer mood – we love bold cobalt or ruby red.
  • Relax: The masculine style of the coat makes a smart statement, so try pairing it with trainers and boyfriend jeans for a more casual daytime look.
  • Robe it: To really look the part, wear yours draped over your shoulders – with statement heels of course – for a high fashion touch.

Whether you opt for a bold statement or a muted colour palette, the duster coat will be your best friend for this season and beyond.

All duster coats

(Images courtesy of weworewhat, style.com, the-clean-method, vanessa jackman, themovementuk, whowhatwear, styleninetofive, livefashionable.com, fashiondivadesign.com)