A trench coat can turn any basic outfit from drab to fab instantly. They were featured in many of the Spring 2021 runway shows, in updated colors, patterns and silhouettes. Always a wardrobe essential, a trench coat is sophisticated, stylish and practical too! Perfect for a rainy day, but also a great choice for spring days and evenings when you want to elevate your outfit with a smart coat.

If you do not have a trench coat, or the one you have no longer fits or flatters you, consider my recommendations below. Or, if like me, you have a bit of an obsession with jackets and might want to add a new one to your collection, read on. In fresh colors like deep lavender and yellow, or in modern plaids or faux leather, there are styles to suit everyone. Look for a belted trench if you want to bring attention to your waistline, or a straight silhouette to skim over the body. Short trench coats are super versatile as they can easily be dressed up or down and are ideal for travel. Happy browsing!

Trench coats are coming in hot for the season, and this glossy, water-resistant option from Via Spiga is outfitted with classic details in pastel iris. Also in black and tan. Some colors and sizes on sale.

Nordstrom Trench Coat $200

Contrast ulility pockets punch up the attitude on this cotton-twill trench coat topped with a drawstring hood perfect for those light, unexpected showers. By BB Dakota.

Nordstrom Trench Coat $139

With tartan lining and quilting throughout, this new Barbour short trench coat is modern and comfy.

Bloomingdales Barbour Coat $375

The official coat of cool girls everywhere, the iconic khaki trench from Sam Edelman gets a cute update with bow-tied cuffs. In blue or green and on sale right now.

Nordstrom Trench Coat $129.50

In an updated plaid, this cotton rain coat is stylish and water resistant. Above knee length and slim fit.

Banana Republic Plaid Coat $206

Add a retro-inspired twist to your outerwear in this longline trench coat made from faux crocodile leather with a removable tie belt and notched lapels. From Topshop.

Nordstrom Embossed Trench Coat $150

This double breasted trench coat from Hobbs London is in this stunning chartreuse color. Great for petites. Also in traditional tan.

Bloomingdales Hobbs London Coat $400

The essential rain coat from Banana Republic comes in this beautiful sage green and also in beige and black.

Banana Republic Essential Rain Coat $206

From BLANKNYC, this faux leather trench coat is hip and chic. Lots of great reviews and well priced too.

Bloomingdales BLANKNYC coat $148

From Banana Republic, an oversized rain coat in a cheery butter yellow. Size down for a closer fit. Also in blue/grey.

Banana Republic Rain Coat $152

From Avec Les Filles, this plaid trench coat looks modern and chic. Single breasted and ideal for taller BA50’s.

Bloomingdales Trench Coat $179

A season-essential trench from Sam Edelman in a length that goes easily from work to weekends is fashioned with iconic details like epaulets and faux-tortoiseshell buttons. In blush and 33% off right now.

Nordstrom Short Trench $99.90

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