Hands down: the trench coat is the most dapper piece of outerwear around. The menswear-inspired classic is known for making khaki coats anything but boring, and modern incarnations of this iconic silhouette are taking that same cue—keeping things super smart while turning up the volume with color, pattern, and fit. Trust us—your spring wardrobe won’t be complete without one of these 10 modern trenches, each buttoned and belted to chic perfection.
1. Parka London Odetta Hooded Trench Coat ($424): The coral color of this cotton coat caught our eye, but there’s so much more going on with this parka-trench hybrid. The hooded neckline and shower-proof fabric make it the perfect add-on for rainy days.
2. Gingham Trench ($175): The classic short trench goes graphic, and we totally approve! Hats off to the cool checked pattern for giving this jacket its modern edge.
3. Catherine Trench Coat With Leather ($248): We’re swooning hard over this sharp trench, complete with a contrast leather panel (and buckles. Don’t miss out on ogling those buckles!). Rock it right with its collar flipped up.
4. Nasty Gal Rendezvous Trench Coat ($95): A loungewear-inspired trench? Yeah, we could totally get behind this silky look. It’s the instant polish your outfit is missing.
5. Only Hooded Trench ($113): This cool color block trench would make a perfect transitional coat from winter to spring—flip up that hood while the weather’s still frightful.
6. Wrap Around Raincoat ($220): With folds as impressive as origami, this wrap-around raincoat shot straight to the top of our must have list for spring. The cape overlay is right on trend (Lupita! Kate!) and in that butter yellow, it looks like total ecstasy.
7. Asos Premium Trench With Jersey Contrast ($80): We’ve seen this jersey contrast sleeve on moto-style coats and jean jackets before, but never ever on a trench. It makes this lightweight piece look so freaking cozy. Verdict is: we love it!
8. Betsey Johnson Lace-Up Back Raincoat ($129): There’s nothing like contrast piping to take a coat from basic to bombshell status, as the black trim does for this stark white raincoat. The lace-up back is a cheeky detail—we wouldn’t expect anything less from Betsey Johnson.
9. Incognito Trench Coat ($58): If Carmen Sandiego was still sneaking around the world (from Kiev to Carolina!) this would be the trench she’d don today: super slick and in an ultra posh shade. Worn cinched or beltless, it’s sure to be a hit.
10. Pepe Jeans Twill Check Mic Parka ($292): In a nod to the classic classic, this two-toned khaki number is about as smart as trench coats get. It only gets more alluring with those preppy details like tortoise shell buttons and checked sleeves.
BonusThakoon Short Sleeve Belted Trench ($1,130): While we’re not entirely sure how practical a short sleeved trench is in the real world, we are straight up obsessed with this pastel geo print. We’ll definitely be dreaming about this resort-ready splurge.
Double Bonus!Veronica Beard Embossed Python Trench Coat ($895): A see-through trench coat? It’s as fabulous as it is scandalous. This exact trench is bit out of our price range, but if you’re way into this sheer style, pick up a copycat for less at Asos.
What spring jackets are you most excited about wearing this season? Tell us in the comments below.