We’re full swing into April and while I’m not really a fan of rainy weather, the thought of having the summer season right around the corner is keeping my spirits high.
Hopefully by now, the weather where you live has warmed up a bit and you’ve ditched your winter coats for a springtime jacket. My favorite jacket for springtime in the office is without a doubt, the trench coat. They’re incredibly versatile, chic, and above all else, functional during those rainy days when you need to stay dry.
I’ve had the same Michael Kors trench coat for years, but decided to donate it this year and get a new coat in a tall length, and something that fit a little better. Here’s what I bought (and have fallen in love with) along with a few other recommendations for work-appropriate trench coats:
FOR TALL WOMEN
I purchased this trench coat from Long Tall Sally right after the new year, and I have loved wearing it every day. The fit is perfect for my taller frame, and the navy color is so elegant and timeless.
Love … the material, color, venting (that’s fabric-filled so you’re not freezing), details on the cuff and the length to my knees
Don’t Love … the only thing missing from this coat is a removable hood. I was spoiled with my last trench having one, and during those unplanned downpours, it was super convenient to be able to pull up my hood when I didn’t have an umbrella handy
I recently stumbled on this trench coat from Argent.
Love … classic look, places to keep all your technology dry, sand color and the wind-resistance material
Don’t Love … it’s only available for pre-sale right now, so you’ll have to wait until after May 1st when it will ship
FOR SPLURGING FASHIONISTAS
This coat is so glamorous.
Love … the long length, modern cut, and the Italian cotton (swoon)
Don’t Love … personally the price is a bit high for me, but if you got it, spend it baby
FOR MILD CLIMATE BABES
This lightweight beauty rocks.
Love … lightweight if you live in a warmer area where rain does not mean cold weather most of the time, machine washable, and the color is lovely
Don’t Love … the angled pockets in the front ... I'm not sure how functional they would be
Regardless of which trench above is your favorite, I have to add this little black envelope clutch from Tobi in here as a recommendation to accompany any of these looks! It’s a black velvet material with gold chain and metal details, has the cutest black leather tassel, and it’s a perfect crossbody which is clutch (see what I did there) when you need both hands free for an umbrella and portfolio while it’s raining.
First Trench - Navy Trench Coat from Long Tall Sally
Dress - Leaf Print Pleated Dress thanks to Long Tall Sally
Earrings - Colette Brushed Teardrop from Francesca's
Bag - Le Pliage from Longchamp
Watch - Santa Monica from MVMT
Shoes - Penalty Pointed High Heels from Asos
Second Trench - Technical Trench Coat from ARGENT
Third Trench - The Marilyn from Silkarmour
Fourth Trench - Trench with Minimal Styling from Asos
Crossbody - So Smooth Velvet Envelope Clutch thanks to Tobi
Special thanks to my husband and bestie for their photography.
And to my wonderful friend Abby for letting me borrow your granite countertop/accessories.
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