The classic wardrobe staple is getting a refresher this season.
Trench coats are a wardrobe staple and a must-have for fashion lovers. Not only are they practical and stylish, but they’re also incredibly versatile. Despite often falling on the business-casual end of the outerwear spectrum, trench coats can adapt to seemingly any look. Read: They can elevate your favorite pair of sweats or keep a sultry date night look under wraps until a candlelit dinner reveal.
And while trench coats from years past had a solidly vintage vibe, this season we’re seeing the classic coat’s silhouette, color palette, and even its hemline get a refreshing update. Beige, brown buttons and matching belts are out. Vibrant hues, playful proportions, and unexpected details define the spring trench coat 2.0 vibe. Ahead, we’ve rounded up eight fresh takes on how to style a spring trench coat. Scroll on for some major spring fashion inspiration.
Slip On Neon
If you’re not in the mood to stray too far from a classic trench coat vibe, try spicing things up with a shade of eye-catching neon. Want to take things a step further? Layer on a colorful knit over your shoulders for some extra pizzazz.
Play With Patterns
You don’t have to love bold prints to get in on the patterned spring trench coat trend. A subtle and sparse pattern like this one gives a cheeky air to an otherwise classically cut and styled coat.
Part of the reason trench coats have been around forever is, simply put, that they make folks look good. This year, enhance your outfits even more by trying on a spring trench coat that plays with volume and shape. Exaggerated collars and structured shoulders modernize this style while still leaving you looking snatched.
Go Vintage With Velvet
If you love a throwback moment, why not lean into the vintage feel of a trench coat by embracing an opulent fabric like crushed velvet? This look works best in jewel tones like emerald and navy and is sure to elevate whatever you’ve got on underneath.
Crop It Like It’s Hot
Long coats not your thing? Don’t fret. A cropped trench coat delivers just as much fashion impact as one with a floor-skimming hemline. This cut works best if the coat’s hem hits mid-thigh, which makes it a great option for anyone with an extensive sundress collection.
Nothing says spring fashion quite like trench coats and pastel color palettes. Interestingly, when combined, the classic seasonal staples feel fresh and modern. Consider the result a spring awakening.
Back in the ’80s, women’s trench coats took cues from menswear, resulting in oversized silhouettes that served a ton of style. This spring, the ’80s are back, with trench coats similar to this one — complete with voluminous sleeves — popping up everywhere.
Keep It Casual
One of the great things about trench coats is that you can throw one on over sweats and still have a fashion moment. If your vibe is comfort-forward, look for a lightweight spring trench coat in a neutral color so you can layer your favorite athleisure separates underneath.