Spring Time Staple – The Trench Coat

Is anyone else feeling instantly happier this week?

I put it all down to a little bit of sunshine. PLUS, that darling weather man is predicting a heat wave this bank holiday weekend – well there’s a first ay! I’ve got plans to explore London’s Sky Garden on Sunday, so I am super excited about the prospect of blue skies. But as we know the good old British weather isn’t overly trustworthy, so i’ll still be in need of a perfect spring jacket… which in my eyes is always the classic trench coat.

No matter what the year, you can bet your bottom dollar that a trench coat will always be in style.

Effortlessly chic, lightweight and looks as amazing styled with killer heels and a dress, as it does with a pair of ripped jeans and tee. It really is no wonder that the traditional trench coat has been around for over a century.

For the last few years I’ve been lusting after the cult Burberry trench… you know the one that’s been rocked by everyone from Kate Middleton to Alexa Chung? A complete investment piece and one that I know I’ll have forever, but at the moment (with a wedding on the way), I’ve had to set my sights on something a little more affordable. So if like me, you’re on the hunt for something a little less bank-breaking that Burberry, never fear, as there are some amazing options out there this season. Long, short, mid-length and available in a rainbow of colours, if there is one thing the UK high street never scrimps on, it’s the iconically British, trench.

Last year I picked up this really simple grey number from Topshop and I’ve literally lived in it. I always get so much wear out of pastel shades anyway and this gorgeous grey manages to compliment the majority of my wardrobe – I mean, it even goes with these bright orange trousers and who’d have thought that was possible. Unlike some styles, another great thing about the trench is how it flatters your figure through the use of a little bit of clever tailoring. This is why it’s important to try on loads of different styles to find what works with your shape. I always find a slightly shorter coat with a tie around the waist suits me best.

Like I said, one of my favourite things about a trench coat is that you can literally throw it on with everything. That’s the great thing about a classic piece; they’re totally effortless to wear. However if you want some more tips and advice on how to style a trench coat, head over to Jack Wills’ website as their styling team have put together a handy guide, with everything you need to know and more.