20 Stunning Spring Coats: Trendsetter

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

We’re continuing our spring coats series today by sharing five fabulous options for trendsetters. Are you ready?

First, let’s cover what we’re considering a trendsetting coat. Does it speak to one of spring’s hottest runway trends? Will it immediately stand out in a crowd, for all the right reasons? Will it work with several different looks, despite its stand-out quality? We made sure our picks fit all three criteria! Now, on to our top five trendsetting spring coat picks…

It’s color-blocked. It’s leather. It’s color-blocked leather! This coat fits in two trends, but still manages to be completely versatile thanks to its neutral color palette and sleek collarless silhouette.

Neiman Marcus Long Colorblock Leather Jacket

→ Buy the Neiman Marcus Long Colorblock Leather Jacket, $395.00, at neimanmarcus.com.

Funky floral prints were a big trend on the Spring 2014 runways, but it’s often hard to work a floral print in outerwear without giving off a super feminine vibe. This light cotton sateen jacket sidesteps that situation with an asymmetrical moto jacket construction. Plus, the price is just right for such an of-the-moment trend.

Gap Floral Moto Jacket

→ Buy the Gap Floral Moto Jacket, $118.00, at gap.com.

Animal prints are always a sure sign of a fashionista in the know. This zebra print topper gets bonus points for a look that will pair just as well with jeans and a tee as it will your wear to work best. It has a 4.7 out of 5 customer rating with 70 reviews… that many happy owners can’t be wrong.

Ann Taylor Zebra Jacquard Topper

→ Buy the Ann Taylor Zebra Jacquard Topper, $179.99 (was $198.00), at anntaylor.com.

This Burberry trench is an amazingly subtle take on the metallic trend. Looks like a classic Burberry trench, right? Click through and check out a super close up – the pale beige fabric is woven with a thin metallic gold thread throughout. Add in the shiny gold metal buttons and metallic leather epaulettes and you’ve got a super stunning coat option.

Burberry Mid-Length Metallic Trench

→ Buy the Burberry Mid-Length Metallic Trench, $1,695.00, at us.burberry.com.

I saw this coat up close and in person last weekend and can assure you the photos do not do it justice. This cotton blend lightweight coat is woven with a vaguely tribal pattern that fits perfectly with the art-print trend from the Spring runway. It reminds me a bit of the way Henri Rousseau painted layered jungle leaves. So gorgeous.

Zara Crewneck Coat

→ Buy the Zara Crewneck Coat, $139.00, at zara.com.

Not so into the trendsetter coat look? Check out our prior post featuring our five favorite minimalist coats for spring, and stay tuned for our sporty and feminine coat picks!