Khloe K and Karlie Kloss Are All Over This Easy Spring Wardrobe Staple
The trench coat is nothing new, but if you’ve been stalking celebrities in your Instagram feed recently or checking out all of the fabulous street style fashion from Paris and London’s fashion week, you’re sure to have seen this closet staple all over. With warmer weather on the horizon, now is the time to dust off that trusty trench and pair it with an array of outfits like spring florals and, heck, even a midi skirt. Need some inspo? Take a look at how these celebrities pulled off the classic piece with an updated modern spin.
1. Satiny flow. This slinky number that Khloe Kardashian rocked doesn’t need to be taken off when you come indoors – it’s part of the whole package. Pairing this with a simple black jumpsuit is a great way to update your LBD without spending a lot of dough. In need of some sophisticated office attire? Replacing a blazer with a lightweight coat like this is just the thing to take you to girl boss level. (photo via Cindy Ord/Getty)
2. Clean ‘n’ crisp. Karlie Kloss kept her look classically chic with jeans, a turtleneck, ankle boots and a leather backpack. The addition of the bike may have been just a coincidence, but we think it’s the perfect accessory to pull off the French girl look that has a big impact with seemingly little effort. (photo via Timor Emek/Getty)
3. Play up contrasts. You don’t just need to stick to a nude coat: Try another shade like this army green number Alexa Chung sported at London Fashion week. We love how she contrasted the rugged, army-inspired hue in what appears to be waxed canvas with a Victorian lace dress to make the look a little more dainty and trendy. Keeping the coat open helps show off the texture of the dress, giving it a more visually appealing look. (photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
4. Go girly. They don’t call her “Posh” for nothing: Victoria Beckham basically pulls off the trench-as-evening-wear look with a simple styling trick. As you’ll notice, by wearing her satiny navy trench belted at the waist, Vic B creates an elegant hourglass silhouette that also perfectly shows off the lace-hemmed slip-dress she’s wearing underneath. Her gold-tipped black pumps offer proof that, why yes, you CAN wear navy and black together. (photo via Alessio Botticelli/Getty)
Already sporting the trench? Tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #thetrenchisback.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!