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April is finally here, and while that means that spring is in full force, it also means that you can expect some rainy weather. After all, April showers bring May flowers.
With a cloudy forecast coming your way, now is a great time to treat yourself to a timeless trench coat. Besides being ideal for rainy days, trench coats are also the perfect transitional piece to wear on days that are too chilly to go without a jacket but too warm to wear any heavy layers.
Trench coats can also dress up a simple outfit instantly, thanks to the style’s typical buttons, belt and collar details. Whether you choose to add a neutral design to your closet or something more modern, the styling options are endless. Toss on your favorite white tee and jeans and top it off with a trench. Or wear your trench over a spring dress on days when the forecast includes clouds and high winds.
Bottom line: The trench coat has been around for more than 100 years (seriously!), and it’s not going anywhere, so it pays to bring home this investment piece. Below, shop seven classic trenches from brands like Outerknown, w. awake and Banana Republic. Don’t be too surprised when you find yourself reaching for your trench coat daily.
1. Outerknown Baker Trench Coat, $298
This two-toned, colorblock trench is effortlessly chic. This 100% cotton design has a notched collar and contrasting sleeves.
3. Everlane The Gathered Drape Trench, $218
Equally stylish with or without the belt, this plaid trench has storm flaps, a high back slit and a gathering at the shoulder. You can shop this style in khaki, black and gray, too.
This French blue color is a fun departure from the classic khaki-colored trench. This water-repellent jacket is so great if you’re looking for a shorter option.
5. Banana Republic Soft Trench Coat, $229
According to Banana Republic, “this timeless trench feels and drapes more like a dress than a coat.” But this coat still has all of the classic details you’d find in a classic trench.
6. Reformation Holland Trench, $288
While khaki is classic, you can never go wrong with black. This Reformation coat has a detachable belt and a double-breast button-down closure.
7. OAK + FORT Oversized Trench Coat, $178
This effortlessly cool, oversized trench from OAK + FORT also comes in black and beige, but this moss color might be our favorite. This double-breasted style is perfect for layering; FWIW, you may want to size down!
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