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How to make your trench coat work for spring

Taliah is the founder of the blog Fashion Was Here, where she shares her personal style and love for food and interior decorating.

Trench coats are like your best girlfriends; they are there for you through rain or shine. This timeless coat is undoubtedly an iconic piece when it comes to outerwear. Thomas Burberry knew exactly what he was doing when he released this coat made of gabardine many years ago, and it still stands as a staple piece in our closets today.

With brands like Burberry, Ann Taylor and other modern designers, the style has remained relevant with a multi-purpose reputation. The trench coat has certainly evolved over time, giving us versatility with studs, leather accents and various lengths, but it's nothing like the classic style. With it being refashioned over the years, we have picked up this trend for just about any occasion. Versions of the trench are priced anywhere from $50 to $1,500, so there is no excuse for you not to own one. From casually chic to your sporty-luxe wear, watch how the classic trench coat can be remixed three ways for the spring season.

Summer night out

How to make your trench coat work for spring

A white, pristine jumpsuit would be fab with a classic light-colored trench. Accessorize with gold hardware and colorful sandals to put it all together.

Calvin Klein Double-Breasted Belted Trench Coat (Macy's, $100); Miss Selfridge White Trim Detail Jumpsuit (Miss Selfridge, $85); Stella and Bow Henrietta Earrings in Gold Pearl (Revolve Clothing, $83); Sophie Hulme Mini chain envelope crossbody bag (Matches Fashion, $577); Get Your Feet Fete Heel (Modcloth, $80).

Casually chic

Kick back with a pair of canvas sneakers for your day of relaxing. A floral shift dress is the perfect boost for rather classic pieces.

Icon Trench Coat (J. Crew, $298); Straw Baseball Cap (Scotch & Soda, $49); White Leaf and Flower Print Shift Dress (Choies, $30); Downing bucket bag (J. Crew, $138); Chuck Taylor Washed Canvas (Converse, $45).


How to make your trench coat work for spring

With "athleisure" becoming a tried-and-true trend right now (thanks Alexander Wang), go for the unexpected with this long-length trench for a sporty luxe look. Athletic wear has never looked so chic.

Isabel Marant Khaki Garnett Trench Coat (Ssense, $510); Friend of Mine Netted Top (Revolve Clothing, $49); Black Crepe Zip Side Joggers (River Island, $76); Sunpocket Tonga sunglasses (Madewell, $110); Oversized Faux-Leather Studded Clutch (Neiman Marcus, $43); French Connection Maya Colorblock Cutout Nappa Point Toe Pumps (Saks Off Fifth, $60).

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