I love trench coats...And this Belstaff leather coat must be at least 7-8 years old, but I still wear it, especially in spring. It's a bit warmer than your regular trench coat because it keeps the wind at bay. And that makes it a good transitional piece when a winter coat is getting a bit too warm but it's not quite trench coat weather yet.
In a way this coat reflects how I feel about shopping: when you buy a big ticket item (such as a coat, a bag, or a cashmere sweater) make sure to get something that will last forever and goes with anything. Thus, I would rather buy one very nice coat every few years than several trendy one-season wonders. And, as I need coats for 4 seasons, it is necessary to plan and budget anyway.
And when it comes to budgeting, I always tend to prioritise a warm winter coat. It's a simple game of numbers: the months of winter versus a few weeks of spring mean that I need a few more options for the colder months, if only to avoid going crazy wearing the same clothes all the time...
I am wearing:laether coat: Belstaff (old) / trousers: Marks and Spencer (old) / cardigan: Esprit / bag and sunglasses: Chanel / necklaces: L.K.Bennett and Andiata (old)
What's your spring outerwear choice?