What: Belted Trench Coat
Why: It’s almost time to pack away our winter wardrobes — wool coats and down parkas in particular — and there is nothing quite as classy for a stylish transition into spring as a lightweight, well-fitted trench. Remember that a classic piece of outerwear transcends seasonal trends, so quality is key if you want your jacket to last. Go for the best you can afford if money is no matter, otherwise, opt for a decent brand that gets the job done with minimal effort.
For those who want to dabble in trenches without too much commitment, consider La Redoute’s unbelievably cheap Belted Trench in beige or white. For a twist, try it in the shorter style or in an alternative color like rose, indigo, black or chocolate.