After a long winter of shrugging into heavy jackets, we usually can’t wait to shed that outer layer. But a little extra coverage can be necessary on those days when it’s perpetually drizzling – no use putting together all those cute outfits if you’ll end up looking like a wet dog by the time you reach your destination. Lightweight, bright-hued trenches are a great solution to coat fatigue: the five below are cinched with belts so you won’t be hidden under bulky cuts, and lighter fabrics and colors still feel like springtime, just a little less…wet.
The Gap’s Long Belted Trench Coat (was $88, now $64.99) has a classic cut and comes in regular, tall, and petite sizes to ensure a flattering fit.
The water-repellant fabric of this Tevrow & Chase Trench Coat ($645) has a beautiful bit of sheen, making the vibrant royal blue hue that much more appealing.
Wear this short, single-breasted trench (was $129.50, now $99.99) as a layering piece to work with your whole outfit, or over a going-out top when you need a bit more coverage than just a cardigan.
The belt on London Fog’s Pleated Trench (was $190, now $133) can be buckled to complement the coat’s crisp pleats, or tied for a more relaxed look.
This trench-inspired coat ($448) has a detachable hood and the cheeriest Easter-egg yellow color.