It’s the yearly dilemma: What to wear when the mornings are crisp, the afternoons are spring like and the evenings are cool? Well, it’s most definitely time to shed your heavy winter coat and invest in a lightweight jacket that will help you in your transition to spring.

I really love gorgeous beige trench coats; they are a timeless classic and flatter all shapes and sizes. Burberry embraced the trend at their S/S ’12 show and similar designs can be seen on the High Street. I love the modern twist Isabella Oliver have given the classic trench this season with the leather trim. Wear with neutral stilettos to keep the look effortless and chic.

For the more curvaceous ladies, Mint Velvet’s Mac is ideal, nipping you in at the waist for a sleek silhouette whilst keeping the details to a minimum.

This lovely mac from M&S in gorgeous glowing orange will really complement those with olive skin tones and darker hair. Pair with a cute pair of neutral wedges for an outfit to outshine the rest!

And for those of you who like to stand out: check out this trendy double-breasted belted trench coat (below) by Ralph Lauren. This spring jacket will really liven up your work-wear outfit and can be dressed down with navy jeans and smart ballet pumps.

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