There’s something about a trench coat that makes anything you wear look instantly more polished and pulled together. This season there are spring trench coats for every fashion personality. Here are some of the newest twists on this popular classic and some tried and true favorites.
1. The Bright Trench Coat
If you like a perky-looking spring coat, imagine how cute you’d look popping into the grocery store or picking up the kids in this chic, red-cropped trench. Fiesta Red is always a popular color.
I always like a crisp trench in a bright color. It makes me feel so fresh and energetic. Also available in yellow, black, and neutral.
Trench Coat Tip: A short trench like this look great on everyone but is ideal for petite women who can look swamped in a long trench coat.
2. The Floral Trench
Why not make a strong spring statement in this pretty floral trench coat that will turn heads? Check out this feminine Eliza J Trench with the cute ties at the arms. Very Kate Spade-like, don’t you think?… but not pricey. It’s details like this that make an average trench coat so unique.
Trench Coat Tip – The mark of a good fit is that the lapels lie flat. The stitching on the lapels should also be impeccable.
3. The Relaxed Trench Coat
A slouchy trench coat like this is as comfortable as a bathrobe but far more stylish. This style is looser, less structured, and more easygoing than a traditional trench. The softness gives it a more feminine vibe too. Open trenches make great layering pieces because they’re light and fluid.
4. The Pastel Trench
Talk about pretty! A pastel pink trench coat is right on trend. This coat is one of the best this season. It has that relaxed look too.
If you prefer double-breasted, this pale blue Calvin Klein Trench with a detachable hood is a winner.
Trench Coat Tip – A double-breasted trench looks fantastic on most, but if you are big-busted, it will make you look top-heavy. Try single-breasted instead.
5. New!! The Cool Faux Suede Trench Coat
Suede is all the rage this spring, but it can be heavy, so with this trench, you get the cool suede factor + a lightweight coat. Imagine how soft and crunchable this faux suede trench coat must be. Different and lovely!
6. The Sleeveless Trench
Sleeveless coats that look like long vests are becoming increasingly popular, so it makes perfect sense that one would show up in a trench coat style. This sleeveless trench has a military influence.
Here’s a Fun Fact: Did you know the trench coat was created by Thomas Burberry as a warm-weather coat for British Officers during WWI. Today Burberry is still famous for its trench coats, but almost every other big-name designer has done some version of the trench coat at once or another.
7. The Fashion Forward Trench
Your outerwear is the first thing people see, so make it count. A classic trench will never go out of style, but one with unique details will get you noticed. This fabric block leather trim asymmetrical zip trench coat is just a little different, and I like this ocean weave drawstring hem trench- so original!
Trench Coat Tip – A trench coat should not pull across the bust when buttoned up or you know it is too small.
8. The 3/4 Length Sleeve Trench Coat
Another popular look is the casual trench with sleeves that you can roll up or scrunch. Very sporty and chic. This orange techno trench has roll tabs to hold your sleeves in place. The Jane in Paris Trench has sleeves that can easily be rolled up.
What kind of trench will you be wearing this spring?