I am looking for a lightweight, warm weather trench that I can wear in spring and when traveling. Is there anything new in Trench Coats?
What color of trenchcoat should I buy?– blue, pink, green? What about a patterned trench? Or, would I be better off with a demure tan, or bone colored trench, or some neutral color? What do you think?
Neutral is safe, and you can always add a colorful scarf, but safe can be boring. It sounds like you are leaning towards color so why not buy a colorful trench coat (or bright jacket) to make a statement as you walk into any room?
Colored trenches look hip and will perk up your face. Patterns are trickier. They go out of style quicker. I’d only buy a patterned one if you already have a good solid colored one, or you have no budget concerns.
Blue and pink are this year’s top colors. Relaxed trench coats that are softer and a little less structured are also the trend. Here are a few things to consider when buying the perfect trench.
How do you know which trench coat is right for your body type?
- Petite? – Avoid wearing a long trench coat that hits below the knee because it will drown you.
- Big busted? Stay clear of double-breasted trench coats and wide lapels. They will only create more bulk up top.
- To look classy and current after 40– Balance a bright trench a touch by pairing it with a neutral color underneath like white, black, navy, tan, etc.
- Three-quarter length sleeved trench coats or trenches with sleeves you can roll up look sporty and youthful.
- Don’t be afraid to spend a bit more on a good trench coat that fits you to a “T.” A trench coat is a classic piece and will last you a long time, so it is worth the investment.
Will you buy a trench coat this spring? Check out how great my reader Sue looks in a tangerine trench coat that goes perfectly with her coloring.