Spring Essentials: All About the Trench

It may not quite feel like it yet depending on where you are but spring is just around the corner.  In preparation for the Spring 2015 GYPO Style Challenge, I’m starting a series each Friday featuring a different spring essential to add to your wardrobe.

Our first week is all about the trench.  It’s no secret that I’m slightly obsessed with trench coats and here’s why:

Three Reasons Why Trench Coats are a Spring Essential

  1. They will never, ever go out of style.  A good trench coat lasts forever.
  2. They’re incredibly versatile and can be worn with skinny jeans and flats, dresses and heels or anything in between.
  3. They pull together any look and add a touch of chic like nothing else can.

Whether you go with traditional khaki or experiment with color and pattern, you just can’t go wrong.  Here are a few ways that I styled my trench coat collection last year.

[Coral Trench:  Similar]


[Striped Coat:  Similar]


[Yellow Coat:  Similar]


[Colorblock Trench:  Similar]

Colors and Patterns



[Short Cobalt Trench]

[Coastal Rain Coat]

[Single Breasted Yellow Trench]

[Coral Trench Coat/Parka]

Traditional Trench Coats



[Trench Coat with Detachable Liner]

[Double Breasted Trench Coat]

It’s Your Turn:  Do you like traditional trench coats or are you more into colors and patterns?


There’s still time to join the Menswear Basics Boot Camp.  The shopping list of men’s wardrobe basics went out this morning so you still have plenty of time to get the pieces in place before the outfits are released.  Sign up HERE to get your shopping list immediately.