Spring Trench Coats: 5 Ways To Wear SS15's Chicest Cover-Up

It's time to ditch the heavy wool coat and invest in a lightweight trench

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It's time to ditch the heavy wool coat and invest in a lightweight trench

Spring is finally on its way – and what better excuse do you need to ditch the heavy winter overcoat for a more lightweight cover-up? The effortlessly chic trench is the ideal stylish outerwear piece for transitioning from winter to summer. Plus, it also goes with pretty much everything in your wardrobe. If you are in the market for a new trench, then classic beige is the obvious choice, but if you’re looking for something a little different there are plenty of other options out there. Check out our styling tips and if you don’t have one yet, shop your favourite!

Less Is More Mix your timeless classic with minimal clean pieces for an understated vibe that makes a quiet statement – this look will never date. Massimo Dutti, £195, in store now

Crinkle cut Make like a cool Acne girl and add a twist with a creased finish. Swap your fabric waist tie for a leather belt; leave a gap to show off the rest of your outfit then add a pop of colour for a fresh spring look. Shop it here 

Prints Please If you’re the type of girl that likes to make a statement, then a printed trench is for you. It will elevate anything from your trusted weekend denims to your simple work shift dress, and it will even work as a great wedding outfit cover-up – it’s the piece that will do all the talking. And if you really want to stand out from the crowd, then go for head to toe print in clashing colours. Shop it here

Girl Meets Boy Brogues love a trench; this pairing screams masculine chic and teamed with a crisp white shirt dress it's the perfect way to channel your inner tomboy. This oversized version is from hot new name-to-know Finery London. Shop it here

Lean & Green Military is the trend that just keeps on giving, so investing in a trench that ticks two boxes will give you extra mileage in the pound-per-wear stakes. Layer over a knit until the weather heats up, then pair with this season's Seventies staple, the button-down denim skirt, for laid-back chic. Shop it here

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