12 Stylish Ways To Get In On The Pink-Coat Trend

You can thank Simone Rocha for making bubblegum pink the most covetable, and to be sure, unlikeliest, hue of fall '13. Now, it's all we can do to get our hands on a cosy coat in the sugary-sweet shade — a surprisingly difficult task given that Marks & Spencer's version sold out instantly and Jigsaw's soon-to-launch candy and ice-pink numbers already have their own waiting lists.
A lesser person might call it a day and settle for some standard black or gray parkas. We however, have painstakingly pored over the Internet in search of some feminine yet forward-thinking outerwear that you can buy now — from the high street to the boutique to, yes, even eBay. Ahead, all the pretty-in-pink pieces that are certain to keep you on-trend all season long.
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The colour says princess but the cut screams "bad-ass." Have it both ways with this wool cardigan, which is just right for mild fall days. Toss it over jeans or a mini for an easy cover-up with a punky pastel pop.

Zara Wool Cardigan With Funnel Collar, £59, available at Zara.
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Neoprene and bubblegum pink? This straight-off-the-runway number ticks all the boxes, and we love the mod effect of the black leather piping. The matching collar can be worn high with a fitted ladylike sheath, or unfastened, paired with your favourite vintage tee and skinny jeans, for a rock-'n'-roll look .

3.1 Phillip Lim Embossed Neoprene-Effect Jersey Coat, £980, available at Net-A-Porter.
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If you prefer something more punchy than pastel, this bold "orchid" overcoat is perfection. The tomboyish cocoon shape makes a nice counterpoint to more slim-fitting underlayers, such as skinny jeans and a fitted top. Balance the strong shade with neutrals like white, black, or navy.

Hobbs Lacey Coat, £239, available at Hobbs.
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Coming soon to a Jigsaw near you, this wool four-button coat in candy pink already has a waiting list. Due to be priced at £265 and also available in ice pink, this sublimely feminine piece, however, is undoubtedly worth jumping some hoops for.

Jigsaw Wool Four-Button Coat, £265, available at Jigsaw.
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Short and sweet pretty much sums up this hip-length jacket. Though the candy-floss hue may not jive with all offices, it's beyond-chic with a pencil skirt and heels. Avoid wearing long layers underneath, as they will interfere with the jacket's boxy proportions.

Kenzo Boiled Wool Double-Breasted Jacket, €810, available at Moda Operandi.
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Behold, the pink coat that started it all (this season, anyway). The wear-everywhere coat is sold out at M&S, but savvy shoppers need only troll eBay to make one their own. Man-eater animal-print skirt sold separately.

Marks & Spencer Duster Coat, £175, available at eBay.
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Beat the chill in this candy-coated cocoon coat. The length and sharp tailoring make it well-suited to a button-down blouse and fitted trousers or a pencil skirt...on the clock or off.
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While it may not be the thing to reach for during a snowstorm, this swingy petal-pink option has an irresistible Audrey Hepburn charm. Keep it simple with skinny black jeans and flats, or go all-out girly with a frilly frock.

MSGM Wool Cloth Coat, £350, available at Luisa Via Roma.
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Rebel Without a Cause meets Pretty in Pink with this bitchin' biker jacket. Throw it over a black body-con for your next night out, and if anyone gives you any flak, simply repeat after Cher Horowitz: "It's faux!"
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Speaking of "faux," the fur collar on this rosy pea coat isn't real, but it sure will keep you cosy on those balmy autumn evenings. Don't anyone dare nick this baby from the coat check.
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Pink goes sleek with this modern, androgynous-feeling overcoat. Like the Western-style leather trimming, LOVE the blush hue.

Sparkle & Fade Overcoat, £125, available at Urban Outfitters.
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The sweetie-shop pink combined with the fluid oversized silhouette of this Rochas coat just tickles our fancy. Smarten up a buttoned-up Oxford shirt and boyfriend jeans by delicately draping it over your shoulders.

Rochas Felted Cazantino Wool Coat, £1,075, available at Matches Fashion.