We are in the throes of April here in eastern Pennsylvania. We have some cool days and some milder days, and there’s a chance of rain almost every day. So what does one wear during this challenging month, when you want to look a little more leveled up?
Something like this spring trench coat outfit… although there are certainly days when I’d need to swap the sandals for a closed shoe.
wearing: Everlane The Alpaca Sweater Tee // Frame Le High Ankle Straight Leg Jeans // Dolce Vita Paily Slide Sandals // similar trench (50% off) // BR leather hobo // Kendra Scott hoops // Victoria Emerson bracelet c/o
I have this alpaca sweater tee in the heathered black, and I liked it so much I picked it up in this pretty heathered laurel for spring. It’s perfect for milder days because the knit offers some warmth, but the short sleeves keep me from getting overheated. And of course, you can layer it under a jacket if you want an additional layer.
I shared these jeans before, but they’re no longer on sale unless you can get lucky and find your size on Shopbop. The straight cut and trouser-inspired front seams give them a more polished appearance than my go-to skinnies.
These jeans have a 27″ inseam and a 10 1/2″ front rise, and they run true to size; I have my usual 28.
As you can see, I chose sandals with this outfit, even though it’s not quite sandal weather here in Pennsylvania.
STYLE TIP: Straight ankle jeans tend to make your legs look shorter than they actually are, so wearing a heel in a similar color visually elongates the line of the leg and makes you look taller and leaner.
I believe the only retailer with these sandals still in stock is Bloomingdale’s, but they are not currently on sale. I’ll keep an eye on them; Bloomies run sales often. Also, the taupe color is amazing. I actually kept both because I couldn’t decide which I like better. I did size down half, per my usual with slides.
Not a fan of grey? The black is also on sale. And then it also comes in stone and sea green, but those are full price at the moment. I’ve got half a mind to order the black. Sometimes I wish I had a black trench.
At any rate, a trench coat is a wardrobe basic I would never want to be without, even though I don’t wear mine a ton. It’s the perfect spring topper for church and business casual outfits such as this one, and you can also wear your trench to level up more casual looks.
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photos: Alison Cornell