A spring coat for everyone

My first ever fashion post…

I love spring coats. I love spring coats that aren’t black. I love finding things in coats that I wore last year. I recently cleaned out our basement closet which houses the off-season coats in our home. In the pockets, I found some money, a subway token and most importantly, my lost house key!

I believe that a great coat is so important to your wardrobe. You can be wearing the most frumpiest of outfits and pull it all together (or simply cover it up) with a great coat. I say if you have some extra dough, definitely spend it on outerwear.

I walk by the Burberry store every morning on my way to the office. Right now, they are featuring camel trench coats for both men and women in the window. One day I will own one of these. Did you know that you can go on the Burberry website and custom design your very own trench? You can choose the inside fabric, outside fabric, sleeves, buttons…how great is that?

Here are some of my favourite coats for spring…

A classic camel trench. This trench coat will never go out of style:

camel trench

A leather bomber in any colour. I love the versatility of a leather bomber. They are easy to wear with jeans on the weekend or with skirts to work during the week. I can wear them with heels or my converse. During one of my annual Shopaholics Weekend trips to PA, I once bought three on the first day. Before 11am.

cream leather bomber

I own a coat just like this from Mexx. I love the pop of colour. Change up the colour of the scarf you wear with it and I think this colour could be flattering on just about anyone.


This one is inspired by my colleague, Ashleigh. She has this gorgeous orange trench that she just started wearing to the office. She pairs it with a khaki green scarf. So lovely for spring!

orange trench

I love turning over my closets for each season. There are always a couple of items that I find which I had forgotten about since the previous year. It feels like Christmas morning!