“The Spring Coat” is counter-intuitive for me; I’ve never lived in a place where you’d need a coat for spring, but I do sort of like the idea of a lightweight coat. Any of these would do, actually, but especially the Giada Forte “My Coat;” the entire outfit, really. I would drown in a long, oversized, flowy trench like either the Steven Alan or Zara versions, so I’d stick to more structured, thank you.
Not that I would ever indulge myself in this trend anyway. I’ve never had a need for a trench, or lightweight jacket of any kind, other than for travel, so I’ve never given a second thought to buying one. Which brings me to another topic altogether, one I’ve been thinking about all morning while working on THIS post: Should you have in your closet items that are exclusively (or mostly) reserved for travel? Or is this wasteful?
This is a topic for another discussion, another day, but I’m curious to know your thoughts. As well as your opinion of long, lightweight trenches. Would you, or do you ever wear one? Under what circumstance? If you do, they seem to be a “thing” now (if they show up at Zara and/or H&M, they’re a “thing”), so you can probably find some great ones. If I were taller, I would probably partake in an inexpensive version.
More of my favorite spring coats/trenches: