If March winds bring April showers then we are ready because it’s been a blustery month! The truth is we really, really, need the rain here in Northern California. The reservoirs we’ve spotted on our Sunday drives are very low which makes me worry about fire season. Today I’m stying a floral trench raincoat for a casual day around town.
I finally donated my old, black trench coat so I’ve been on the hunt for a replacement. My friends at Chico’s gifted me this colorful trench, so today I’m taking it out for a test drive. A neutral raincoat is an easy piece to go over most anything, but a colored one can be more uplifting.
This floral pattern is a mixture of fuchsia, coral, pink, beige, blush, and tiny spots of sky blue. It’s busier than I’m used to wearing so I toned it down by wearing it over a column of blue. The soft blue in the print coordinated with my blue jeans and the pale blue of my cotton sweater.
The style of this sweater just screams weekend causal to me and it’s a great weight for this time of year. It was the color that first attracted me to it, then I loved the forgiving shape and great price clinched the deal. I tried the small first but I decided on the medium to give me a little extra length in the arms. It’s actually long enough to wear over leggings if you wanted.
My jeans are a pale wash, slim cut that skims my legs rather than strangles them. I’m having a real change of heart where skinny jeans are concerned this year. Perhaps it’s part of wanting to be as comfortable as possible, but more likely, it’s because I’m not finding them as flattering as slim or straight leg styles on me. This lighter wash is nice for spring and a good match for my favorite flats.
This floral trench has a classic fit with a tie belt and zip-off hood which would be super handy during a downpour. It’s available in regular or petite. Although I’m 5’4″, this 4-6 regular gives me the sleeve length I need for my long arms. Petite garments are often too short in the torso for me so the belt is too high. This one is perfect for me.
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With all the color and pattern in the trench, I pared my jewelry back to a simple pair of drop earrings that have the same soft blue that’s in the print. A necklace would have felt way over the top for me so earrings alone, it is.
We’re always happy to find murals to take photos near because they’re so much prettier than plain gray walls or graffiti. Isn’t this one with the angel wings fun?
What sort of rain/trench coat do you like to wear in the spring? Are colors your jam? Florals or neutrals?
I’d love to know.
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.