Spring Fashion: Chic Trench Coats

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Tahari Keri Trench Coat
Tahari "Keri" Trench Coat

Available at: nordstrom.com icon

Trench coats are absolutely style altering, in an amazing direction. Although spring trench coats are lighter in fabric, they are also much bolder in color-- with an exuberant amount of classic femininity. Watching Audrey Hepburn exude such class wearing her trench coat in Breakfast at Tiffany’s makes me want to purchase one trench coat after another.

I love that you can wear a trench with some sexy heels and next to nothing underneath-- as long as you don’t take it off! It’s nice to be able to wear a trench as a dress, and look 100% put together! This season, its all about vivid fun colors that will get you noticed and brighten your day. Get your spring trench coats light material, and wear them for years to come. It wasn’t difficult to find great trench coats, but it was hard to narrow down my selection to three purchase-worthy trench coats.

I found a great yellow trench at Nordstrom by Tahari. The color is light yellow-- very feminine and not eye-staining. The Tahari 'Keri' Trench Coat has a pleated collar and it’s water resistant for those of you ladies who still need to worry about that in the spring. The cinched waist with a tie belt gives it its shape, and the pleated cuffs give it some flare.

Laundry by Shelli Segal oxford double breasted trenchcoat
Laundry by Shelli Segal Trench Coat

Available at: bloomingdales.com icon

Next up: a trench by Laundry that is a very modern and sophisticated! The Laundry by Shelli Segal Oxford Double Breasted Trenchcoat is stunning, especially because it’s black with white trim. The color and trim give it an edgy, high priced look. The length is very flattering and not too long at above the knees. The thick tie belt accentuates the waist even more than the usual trench. The wide belt loops into a buckle, giving it a more polished finish. The pearlized buttons are a minor detail that contributes to the gorgeous look. I adore everything about this trench, the color, the style, and the cut! It’s a winner!

How can one not find a jacket at Banana Republic? It’s nearly impossible-- they always have trench coats and other impressive wearable jackets. Speaking of which, their BR Monogram Double-Breasted Shiny Trench is very fun! The whitish-silver trench has a metallic sheen, perfect for a night out in town or happy hour. The color matches almost everything and gives the typical classic trench coat a wild side.

Ladies, I’ve given you great options, now is the time to wear it, love it and own it.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.