Rejoice! Temperatures are rising and we’re packing away our puffers.
But it’s never too early to prepare for April showers, so ring in spring with a sharp and stylish trench.
Here are some of our favorite modern interpretations of this classic style, plus fun items to wear with them.
The Coat: Brightly Colored Trench
Pair it with: Chunky Sandals
The best cure for rainy day blues? A cheerful tangerine trench with a peplum ruffle. Balance the flirtiness of the coat with chunky sandals or wedges. Silver details add a pop of shine but don’t compete with the trench.
Draped Trench Coat, $580, Tibi
Sam Edelman Yelena Sandal, $132.95, Lori’s Shoes
The Coat: Draped Cape
Pair it with: Patterned Skinny Jeans
Capes are an elegant take on the typically masculine trench; just make sure there’s a tie belt to define your waist, and wear with slim pants to offset the volume of the cape. If you’re feeling bold, grab a pair in one of this season’s stellar prints.
DKNY Mary Rain Cape, $208, Bloomingdales
J Brand 810 Twisted Twill Jeans, $198, Piperlime
The Coat: Sporty Anorak
Pair it with: An Oversized Striped Bag
This coat embodies two of spring’s big trends: sporty styles and pretty pastels. Grab a large bag in a complementary pastel shade or pattern and splash around to your heart’s content.
Frozen Oceans Anorak, $168, Anthropologie
Rebecca Minkoff Striped Diamond Tote, $195, Piperlime
The Coat: Piped Trench
Pair it with: A Colorblock Dress
Thick piping puts a twist on the traditional trench, adding definition with modern details. A colorblock dress completes the graphic look.
Brushed Cotton Trench Coat, $49.99, Calvin Klein
DKNYC Colorblock Dress, $139, Macy’s