There is something about a classic trench coat that can make any ensemble look polished, chic, and put together.
Worn by British and French soldiers in World War 1, the trench coat quickly became a fashion staple and has been seen on women ever since. It's always smart have at least one good trench coat to go with all your ensembles, especially now as a transition piece from winter to spring.
For a classic trench coat look try this piece from Everlane. The khaki color will transcend trends, and you will have this coat forever. Throw it on over skinny denim jeans and a white tank for a tailored neutral look or even over a dress pant and sweater for the office.
This trench by Express is a trendier piece especially if you go for coral, one of the more popular colors for Spring. It will add a pop of color to your look, and it's a fun take on a classic piece. I would love to see this over a black and white striped dress or tee with jeans. I'm all about popping color against neutrals, and this jacket is the perfect piece to achieve that. Another style tip to note on this little number is it's a shorter jacket so perfect for petite gals. Not a fan of color, it comes in neutrals as well.
If you live somewhere where the Spring gets extra warm, try this linen trench by Urban Outfitters. It's lightweight yet still has the classic lines of a trench coat. Add this to jean shorts and a tank with a sandal, and you have a cute bohemian look. Toss it on over a pencil dress, and you have a tailored look. This is a great transition piece as it can be worn from winter to spring and summer to fall. Plus, the light beige color makes it an amazing neutral to work back to any outfit.
Amazon is my secret little gem for great affordable trendy pieces. This leopard trench is an amazing piece and under $60. Leopard is a practically a neutral now and leading the pack in Spring trends. Pop this print against any outfit for a daring on-trend look. I'd love to see this over a colorful dress such as coral or even a floral dress for a print on print pattern play look.
Last but not least check out this floral trench coat by Juicy Couture. It is everything for spring. Layer this over a navy striped dress for a textured print look or over a solid dress for an evening look. Florals are up there with leopard print for spring, and this jacket is the perfect print to add some color and fun to your wardrobe.
All of these trenches are great investment pieces that will easily work into your wardrobe and will give you years of wear. Go for a classic khaki for a classic look or have some fun with prints for a trendier take on this timeless look.