Let's Style Trench Coats for Spring

Let's Style Trench Coats for Spring, a blog post by Katie Selt for The Katie Edit www.thekatieedit.com

It's officially Spring, and officially "April Showers" month, so it's about time we dust off the trench coats and wear them during this wet and transitional season. 

I have three trench coats, which admittedly, is excessive, but, when you live in a climate that has a lot of rain during Spring, you learn you need them all. Here are three ways to style a trench coat for the Spring season.

Rainy Day

An outfit consisting of a waist length khaki trench coat, a white and black horizontal striped turtleneck top tucked into light wash high rise wide leg jeans and navy blue faux snake skin ankle boots.
Thrifted trench, thrifted turtleneck, Universal Standard Diana wide leg jeans, thrifted boots

This trench is made of windbreaker material, almost, so it's great for repelling the cold rain, and it's short, so it's not as long and almost cumbersome as full length trench might be. 
I know that wide legs aren't known for being peak rainy day cuts, but, since these are not dragging, and because I paired them with a heeled boot, all is well! I could definitely see this outfit being worn on a rainy day commute, with a coffee in hand. It could be my shaggy hair cut, but, it reads 70s to me, and you know I love that!

Shopping Day

An outfit consisting of a khaki trench coat, a white chenille sweater tucked into a black leather midi length pleated skit and black Chelsea boots.
Thrifted trench, thrifted turtleneck, thrifted skirt, thrifted boots

This trench is the traditional, fashion trench. It's water repellent and it's khaki, and it's the neutral coat of everyone's dreams. I paired it with a chenille turtleneck and a leather skirt for warmth and texture. It's a comfortable and chic outfit perfect for afternoon shopping and lunch.


An outfit consisting of a khaki trench coat over a pastel pink polka dot notched pajama collar blouse tucked unto a black and pink animal print paper bag wide leg pants and pastel pink mules.
Thrifted trench, thrifted blouse, thrifted pants, thrifted mules

The third and final trench is also is a traditional trench, but it's slightly shorter than the last. I see it being worn to the commute to an office job, and I made a business casual office appropriate outfit, with a pattern mix twist!

If you don't own a trench coat, I recommend buying them secondhand from Poshmark, Depop or thredUP, as they are such a classic coat to have, and will never go out of style.

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Let's Style Trench Coats for Spring

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