Ask Belle: Spring Coats and Jackets

Feb 3, 2016

Hi Belle,

Finding a spring coat that’s not a boring seems impossible.  Can you help me?   I just want something that is not a bland tan trench.  Love the blog.

MC

If you have your basic trench covered, you might want to spice things up a bit.  You can do this in a myriad of ways.  Here are a few of the styles you can add to give your spring outerwear a boost.

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Ann Taylor Banded Sleeve Topper ($228) // Coupe Olive Jacket ($89) // ASOS Grey Bonded Trench ($129) // Barbour Calvary Quilt Jacket ($199)

Pop of Color. Need to brighten your outerwear selection?  Why not bring in a bit of color?  This orange coat is a bright (very bright) option.  For something more subdued, I love this drapey, pale pink coat from Cupcakes and Cashmere.  This mustard colored casual jacket from Old Navy is also a good choice.

Want a colored trench?  NY & Co has this bright fuchsia trench.  Plus-size?  This coral Carmakoma trench is worth a look.

Olive All the Way. I wear my olive coat constantly; it’s the perfect semi-casual jacket.  This Coupe jacket is a sleek choice.  For something very affordable, this Forever21 Zip-Pocket jacket is $25.  Want to splurge?  This Barney’s New York jacket is cool.  Plus-size?  This drawstring hooded jacket from Charlotte Russe is the one for you.

Unique Trenches.  Want to elevate the basic trench?  Choose a new style or new color.  This grey trench from ASOS has both a relaxed, modern style and a chic grey hue.

This drape trench from French Connection is not.to.be.missed.  It has the functionality of a trench but a totally unique style.  This white, crepe trench from LAMade has a super chic, 1970s flair.

Quilted Jackets. A preppy staple, the quilted jacket is a classic.  While a Burberry jacket is the creme de la creme, this Barbour coat is a good substitute.  For something affordable, Land’s End always has great basics at good prices. Plus-size?  Try this Violeta by Mango jacket.

So what’s your favorite spring coat?

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