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Spring is in the air… what jacket will replace my winter coat?

Spring is in the air… what jacket will replace my winter coat?
21st February 2024 Sarah Gray
In Seasonal trends
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Following my newsletter last month, where I was talking about layering for warmth.. (a secret layer I wear under my coats to keep my snuggly & stylish) I was contacted by a client who said “I’m done with winter, I’d like a jacket for spring”.

Well, that’s handy because I have just the answer… and chances are, you already have one lurking in your wardrobe!

Which is it? The TRENCH of course!

I know what you’re thinking… they’re old fashioned and better off in detective movies but read on for my 7 reasons why a trench coat is a great option for Spring…

  1. Classic Styling: Trench coats have a classic and elegant design that transcends trends. Historically, they feature the iconic double-breasted front, wide lapels, and belted waist but these days updated cuts, colours & styles create a sophisticated and timeless look.
  2. Versatility: Trench coats are incredibly versatile. They seamlessly transition from casual to formal settings, making them suitable for a wide range of occasions. Whether you’re heading to the office, a social event, or a weekend brunch, a trench coat can elevate your outfit.
  3. Seasonal Adaptability: Trench coats are designed to be lightweight yet provide adequate protection against the elements. They are ideal for transitional seasons like spring and autumn, offering a stylish layer that you can easily layer under.
  4. Functional Design: Many trench coats come with practical features such as a water-resistant fabric, adjustable sleeves, and a removable lining. These elements enhance the coat’s functionality, making it practical for various weather conditions.
  5. Timeless Colors: Trench coats often come in neutral colours like beige, camel, and khaki, which not only adds to their classic appeal but also makes them easy to pair with a variety of outfits and colours. But you’re by no means limited to these neutral shades. You could hunt out a bright colour if that’s more you.
  6. Effortless Chic: The effortless chic look that a trench coat exudes is unparalleled. Throw it on over casual jeans & blazer or a more polished ensemble, and it instantly adds a touch of sophistication.
  7. Investment Piece: A well-made trench coat is considered an investment piece. Its enduring style and durability make it a wardrobe essential that can last for years, making it a cost-effective choice in the long run. Remember I always talk about cost per wear?

Three of my favourite trench designs this season:

The cropped trench at John Lewis

The two-toned trench and

The colourful trench:

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