Who says you can’t be cute in the rain?
The saying, “April Showers Bring May Flowers” has proven to be true on the East Coast. One of the hardest weather conditions to remain stylish in- is the rain. Let’s be honest frizzy hair, disheveled clothing, and drenched pant hems are no one’s favorite fashion staples. However there is a classic, beyond necessary garment that every fashionista’s wardrobe must have- a trench coat.
So let’s get to it.
Whether it be your classic above the knee-length design in khaki or black with a multi-button front or a trend-conscious update- a trench coat and an umbrella are your only true friends in the midst of an April shower.
a. ASOS Classic Trench- 112.88; b. ZARA Classic Trench- 139.00; c. Topshop Soft Trench Coat- 158.00; d. ZARA Long Flowing Trench- 159.00; Topshop Check Trench Coat- $170.00
These stylish updates include trendier materials like denim and linen, Spring ’14 color palette must haves like dusty pink and pale blue, and stylish prints including polka dots or a geographic combo sleeve!
a. ASOS Linen Drape – $141.11; b. Only Hooded Trench- $112.88; c. Band of Outsiders-
$1057 $307.00 (STEAL!!); d. Nasty Gal Incognito Trench- $58.00; e. ASOS Soft Chuck-On Trench in Tencil Denim- $84.66
Warning! The following are not for the faint of heart… Trench coats designed to steal your breath but will cost you an arm and/or a leg!
a. Moschino (not yet available); b. Burberry Brit Cotteon Garabadine Trench- $2,525; c. Wanda Nylon Transparent Trenchcoat; d. Band of Outsiders Sleveless Trench- $1095; e- Givenchy Cotton Drill Dentelle Lace– $4,009.35
How do you style it? Take a cue from celebrity fashionista’s like Emma Watson, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani- The simpler the better. Try with distressed boyfriend jeans and a basic tee or your best skinny jeans and plain pump for an April shower ready look that still places you on the fashion radar!
Let me know which trenches are your favorites in the comments below!