Spring Coats and a Girl Who Can’t Make Up Her Mind, What Do You Look For in a Spring Coat?

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pring is finally here in NY and I am so ready to do a little spring shopping. I feel like after the major spring cleaning that I did a few weeks ago I should reward myself with a little spring shopping. I got a fairly nice tax return and even had a dream I went out shopping and spent $500…well I will not be doing that, but I will be purchasing a spring coat. As I have spoken about before on the blog I struggle with coats—it seems they never quite fit right, too big in the shoulders and chest, too short in the arms and if there is a belt it hits me on my rib cage instead of my waist. I have actually decided I am going to look for belt less coats from now on, and with the non body con trend that does make this quest a bit easier. Though I am still not quite sure what I want; I am kind of like Lucy (of I Love Lucy fame) when she is ordering a meal at a restaurant and then continually changes her mind after she hears what Ricky, Fred, and Ethel order. I decide I want a particular garment, buy it, and then see something I like better on someone else and then wish I had what they had instead. This happens a lot to me when it comes to coats and shoes. Yup, call me fickle. [row_fluid][one_half] 41093513_08_R [/one_half][one_half]41093513_08_B [/one_half][/row_fluid] [row_fluid][one_half]

So you can imagine my dilemma when attempting to go coat shopping. Do I want a neutral colored coat, or one in a bright color? Do I want a longer coat or short one? Do I want a fitted coat or a boxy one? A dressy one or something more casual. I will then get paralyzed with indecision and then just buy what’s on sale because it is a good deal. I am going to try my best not to do this when I go out shopping this time. And I have done a bit of research online which of course I am going to share with you today.

I noticed this coat from Mango and liked that it appears to have a bit of a dropped waist. The belt looks like it falls lower down on the garment, so this could work for me. I also like the slightly messy-in-a-good-way feel to it. And this rain slicker from Top Shop is so cute! Oh boy I need a rain coat too. OK, I need to stay focused, back to spring coats. Denim is a huge trend right now and long denim coats were all over the runways for spring. I use to have a trench coat style denim coat a number of years ago—but of course it did not fit well and it became dated quickly so I do not have the best memories associated with denim coats but I may be willing to try it again. This one from Club Monoco in the dark wash and lose fit is certainly fashion forward. And some of the best luck I have had is with Zara so there are quite a few picks here

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from this retailer. The two I am considering are the long camel colored one or the short bell sleeved pink one. I can not make up my mind and I am hoping how they fit will be the deciding factor. Now if I were wealthy I would just buy both, but nope I am going to have to make a decision. Or I may just go in a completely different direction.

XOXO
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24 Comments
  • Zarrah
    April 13, 2015

    Yeah i love spring coats
    If you don’t know what to wear, grab one.
    XO

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  • Rachelle
    April 13, 2015

    Ann Taylor has a really cute leopard one, too bad it’s too hot for them in Florida.

    xo
    PinkSole

  • jackie harrison
    April 13, 2015

    Fabulous coat great selection.

  • The Fashion Panda
    April 13, 2015

    Those are really pretty coats !
    I really like that camel coat 🙂

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  • Monica
    April 13, 2015

    Great selection of classic, romantic and edgy coats!
    I have same problem with coats, jackets and also blouses! They have weird cut and they don´t fit right. Usually they´re low cost clothes and I can´t afford expensive ones.
    M
    http://sunstreetbymonica.blogspot.com

  • Marie
    April 13, 2015

    Love that black jacket, so fab.

  • Shireen L. Platt
    April 13, 2015

    Haha! This is my problem too! I want everything that I see on others and yet, I buy everything opposite of what I initially wanted. It’s terrible and my list of wants are endless. Right now my focus is to buy a denim jacket, I feel that it’s a really versatile piece and goes with almost everything.

    Good luck with your shopping! xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Rowena
    April 13, 2015

    So many cute choices! You can’t go wrong with the long camel colored one or the short bell sleeved pink one. Let us know which one you end up with!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  • Akaleistar
    April 14, 2015

    Fabulous coats! I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them 🙂

  • sonia // daring coco
    April 14, 2015

    I have a thing for jackets and coats but I also struggle with them too. I have broad shoulders and most of them tend to accentuate it. I prefer finer fabrics myself, I find they drape better and for spring they’re spot on because of this. Well, over here spring is fairly mild so wearing a trench is more a fashion statement then necessity.

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

  • Nikki
    April 14, 2015

    Buy ALL the coats!! I love them all. I pretty much buy every coat I can get my hands on. In high school, my mom told me I wasn’t allowed to buy another coat because I had so many. That trench is amazing… and it is totally calling my name!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

  • rakhshanda
    April 14, 2015

    Great selection of Spring coats. I loved camel and orange coat. Great post dear <3

  • Hildi
    April 14, 2015

    I completely understand you dilemma.
    Unfortunately because of the climate over here I would be forced to go with one that could handle rain, as you never know when it will hit. If I could choose without having to think about the pesky rain I would so go for a colourful, light one.

  • Stella
    April 14, 2015

    The nude trench coat and the coral one were my favourites.
    Have a nice day!
    x
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

  • 365hangers
    April 14, 2015

    We’re dying, your coat drama is so on par with ours lol. Let’s just say we totally feel you on this!

    xx 365Hangers

  • K / Pure & Complex
    April 14, 2015

    There are times I don’t know what exactly I’m looking for either lol. When that happens, I just look around and pick the jacket that I look best in. But I am definitely loving all of these choices girl. Hard decisions lead to great rewards ;).

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    http://www.purecomplex.com

  • Kathleen
    April 15, 2015

    Coats are definitely a tough purchase because you wear them so often, you have to feel GREAT in it! I do love all of the selections that you have here. That coral colored one is fantastic – very springy if you ask me 🙂
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  • Tania Franco
    April 15, 2015

    They are all lovely. I would not be able to make up my mind either with all this goodness. I think for Spring I would go for the flower printed one. I don’t use many coats here in L.A., only in winter. If I had to have one, it would be that one. It would go with so many outfits, I can see them already. All white, all black, pastels, black and white mixed looks—so many posibilities! Have fun shopping :))

    xx,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

  • Glamoury Armory
    April 15, 2015

    Allie!! How are you? i adore the camel one go for the camel one so chic!!! xx
    Glamoury Armory Blog

  • Diva In Me
    April 15, 2015

    I love Spring jackets and trenches! I find it great for spring night times when it gets chilly and during the day when its warmer, I can hold it in my arms as they’re not too heavy.

  • FASHION TALES
    April 15, 2015

    For me spring coats with colour and texture are generally what I favour. That coral coat is just so beautiful! <3 Good luck with the decision. 🙂
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  • Elle
    April 16, 2015

    I adore, as in LOVE, the very first one. I am tmit about buying cream, ivory or white for a coat. The print is also super nice, but it not as useful.
    So it is hands down, Numero Uno!
    Now about that dream….
    sounds like you really need to shop!
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

  • Elle
    April 16, 2015

    I meant a bit timid.
    sorry!
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

  • Silk & Salt
    April 17, 2015

    Great inspiration!
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