Spring Outerwear: The Trench Coat

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What’s the best way to prep your wardrobe for the spring?

Well, the first thing you should do is start by moving some of your heavier coats to the back of your closet and the lighter ones to the front. So having some quality lightweight outerwear in your rotation is a must. Things like denim jackets and trench coats immediately come to mind!

So here are a few tips on how to pick out the perfect trench coat for this spring!

Trench Coat Season

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In my opinion, spring is one of the best seasons for fashion because you can still wear layers and be comfortable without one of those layers being a huge coat.

Therefore, trench coats are ideal for spring because even though the days are warm, the nights are usually much cooler. Also, spring is commonly referred to as rainy season. So with trench coats being synonymous with rain, you can still be prepared for the elements while still looking stylish.

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Finding the perfect trench coat isn’t a difficult task, especially during this time of the year.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind while shopping for one.

Firstly, just like everything else in your closet, it has to fit well. A trench coat should fit slim through the arms and body just a like a blazer or suit jacket.

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Also, the length of your trench coat is crucial!

Taller guys should go with longer coats that fall below the knee, and shorter guys should go with coats that stop right above the knee. Trench coats are traditionally longer jackets, but you can easily find yourself looking like a creep if your trench coat is too long for you.

Lastly, if tan is your thing then you definitely won’t have a hard time finding one, after all it definitely is a versatile option. However, don’t be afraid to switch things up and wear a blue or even an olive trench coat because I’ve had this one for about 6 years and it only gets better with time!

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As always, thanks for reading and please share some of  your thoughts on trench coats in the comments below!

Yours truly,

Akil McLeod
The Dapper Advisor

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