There’s something about a trench coat the makes anything you wear look instantly more polished and pulled together. This spring there’s a trench for every fashion personality. Here are a few of the newest twists on this popular classic, and some tried and true favorites.
The Bright Trench Coat
If you like a perky looking spring coat, then imagine how cute you’d look popping into the grocery store or picking up the kids in this chic, red cropped trench. Fiesta Red, inspired by the Spanish Trend is one of the spring’s newest and most popular colors.
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 special.
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. Relaxed 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, then this pale blue Calvin Klein Trench with 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 scrunchable this faux suede trench coat must be. Different and lovely!
6. The Sleeveless Trench
Sleeveless coats that look like long vests are becoming more and more 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 one time 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 special details will get you noticed. This fabric block leather trim asymmetrical zip trench coat is just a little bit different, and I really 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 up. 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?