We're well and truly into that British weather grey-area. You know the one I mean right? That funny period where it's warm one minute and chilly the next? Popularly known to some as spring but I just call it "make up your damn mind!". That's the one. My least favourite time of the year. Mostly because I'm constantly falling ill due to the many changes in weather but also because my wardrobe goes into total meltdown! I just never know whether to get my summery clothes out or whether to reach for my thick winter coats. It's a very confusing time. A very annoying, frustrating and confusing time - but not if you're the proud owner of a trench coat.
A women's trench coat is the ultimate outerwear item for spring. It's extremely functional because it can keep you warm on those chilly days but it's also light enough that you can wear it on warmer days without roasting. I also love that it's so chic and effortless and makes any outfit seem instantly put together. Whether you're wearing it with your jeans and white tee or styling it with a pencil skirt for work, it just works!
I love the many different makeovers the classic trench has had for SS17. From colour to print and all the way to edgy cropped versions; the trench has definitely been given some oomph for all varieties of taste and style. My personal favourite update to the classic trench is the tie cuff detail seen on trenches from brands such as Jack Wills. I just can't get enough of the whole bell sleeve trend and if they want to stick it on a trench too then I'm all for it. Check out my favourite Jack Wills picks of the updated women's trench coat below.
I've virtually styled the Jack Wills Duncombe trench in stone above as some styling inspiration for a casual day out. I kept the colour palette simple but added that classic pop of red which just goes so well with beige. I had to add some edge with a pair of Dr Martens of course and I finished off the look with a red bandana. You can tie it around your neck as a choker or tie it to a cross body bag for a fun accessory. There's many ways to style a trench coat and for more inspiration check out Jack Wills' how to style a trench coat section. You will definitely be inspired!