Fashion Jobs Vancouver – Countdown to Spring: Top Trench Coats


How can the shortest month of the year feel so, so long? Something I like to do this time of year to make the wait for spring feel shorter is to start shopping around for lighter outerwear. That way, the moment it’s time to stow away the parka I’ll be ready! (It’s also just good for my state of mind) so here are my top picks along with a couple of tips on how to style your next trench!



Colour is always a strong signifier that our wardrobes have officially transitioned from winter to spring. Fashion lovers who aren’t afraid of bold hues may find themselves attracted to a trench in a flattering coral rather than a traditional neutral tone. Then again, there’s something to be said for tradition! This two-toned trench from Loft is the perfect option for those who can’t decide between classic tan or black.

1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Asymmetric Trench, $275.98, available at Nordstrom
2. Loft Colorblock Cotton Twill Trench Coat, $173.14




As I kept on browsing both in store and online, one trend I kept noticing was navy trenches for both men and women. The men’s shop at J. Crew is currently featuring a simplified trench style like this “mac coat” in deep blues. Likewise, ladies trenches in navy tones are popping up everywhere. (I ordered this one from ASOS and can’t wait to wear it!)

3. J.Crew Mackintosh® Dunkeld Coat, $1,150 USD
4. ASOS Premium Trench With Panel Detail, $158.21


I was immediately drawn to this unusual olive hued trench from Club Monaco, and could see it working well with a chic leopard print clutch. For now, you could wear this trench with tall riding boots and switch to pointed toe flats once the sidewalks are slush-free!

5. Club Monaco Isabella Trench in Olive, $329
6. Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch, $210 USD
7. Loeffler Randall Milla Scallop Flat, $250 USD



Lastly, A post about trench coats without including Burberry would be unseemly. This version in a versatile mushroom shade will look great with any brown leather shoe or bag, as well as any bolder colours layered underneath or over top.


8. Banana Republic Mixed-Media Scarf, $62

9. Burberry Brit Trench Coat, $1,050, available at Harry Rosen

10. Topman Bertie Chelsea Boots, £115


By: Liz Doré, Toronto

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