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7 colourful trench coats to add to your spring/summer wardrobe

Take all of the comfort of a classic trench but instead of beige, add a splash of colour. What do you have? A versatile coat that's perfect for a UK summer.

By Rebecca Roberts | Last updated Apr 10, 2024

7 colourful trench coats to add to your spring/summer wardrobe

As the seasons teeter between winter and spring, many find themselves caught in a sort of fashion limbo, yearning for brighter days and vibrant colours. But this is the UK, and the dreary, wet, and seemingly endless weather can dampen even the sunniest of spirits, leaving many of us searching for ways to inject some much-needed colour into daily outfits. 

Of course, we can’t quite ditch outerwear just yet thanks to the unpredictable climate. So, the question arises: how can you easily add some colour, without sacrificing practicality? 

Inspired by a recent thread over on our Style and beauty board - where users debated over whether they’d wear this neon Boden trench coat - we’ve curated a selection of the most colourful pieces we can find right now. From bold shades to playful pastels, these pieces are a sure way to splash some colour into your layers as we patiently wait for warmer days.

Let's start with this one: a timeless double-breasted trench coat from Karen Millen (that's actually 20% off at the moment, too)

Karen Millen Full Skirt Maxi Trench Coat, £127 | Buy now from Karen Millen

Step into spring with this lightweight, double-breasted ruched sleeve trench by SIMPLE BE that has adjustable straps to pull in and flatter your shape

SIMPLY BE Ruched Sleeve Trench Coat 10, £68 | Buy now from Tu

This Saskia trench coat is stylish, shower resistant and comes in petite or regular sizing for a perfect fit

Saskia Shower Resistant Trench Coat in Cerise Pink, £199 | Buy now from Hobbs

This green, longline trench coat from River Island that's down from £99 to £40 and will be perfect for spring weddings, trips into the office and date night

River Island Green Belted Longline Trench Coat, £40 | Buy now from River Island

Match the blossoms with this Kikki oversized trench coat at All Saints - we love the rich tan pink, but it's available in blue, too

Kikki Oversized Trench Coat, £279 | Buy now from All Saints

Crop the trench with this bright green trench jacket from Boden, cut in a swingy silhouette that's great for summer

Boden Cropped Trench Jacket, £155 | Buy now from Boden

And finally, a belted trench coat that's in an on-season shade of green from Tu that's great for layering over a top and jeans

Tu Green Belted Trench Coat 24, £40 | Buy now from Tu

About the author

Rebecca Roberts is a writer, editor, and content marketing expert hailing from Leeds. Here at Mumsnet, she commissions, writes, and edits to bring parents content designed to make life easier. After birthing and breastfeeding two babies in two years, Rebecca knows how hard it can be to prioritise yourself. So, she’s on a quest to find the best style and beauty products, with the help of Mumsnet user recommendations. 

Beyond her role as an editor here at Mumsnet, Rebecca can be found balancing life as a working mum of two toddlers and when she’s not at her desk, you’ll likely find her at a local playgroup, in a nearby coffee shop, or walking the dog up and down country lanes.

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