The lovely people over at Penningtons sent me a trench coat from their new spring arrivals, and since last week it was finally hitting spring-ish weather, I decided to take it out for a stroll. When they advertised the trench coat, they paired it with a really strong, professional black and white combination, so I decided to wear it as a more casual look with lighter colors.

The trench is meant to be a rain coat, so it is made from a polyester-nylon blend, and although that’s not my favorite fabric in the world, it works perfectly for the purpose of the trench. I wore it with a print tank I had gotten from Torrid and some old jeans and flats (which need to be retired they’re so old and worn). The trench has a print lining, pictured below, and comes with a belt. I didn’t care for the clasp on the belt, so I went without, and I think it looks just fine without one but misses that “trench”-ness to it.

A common problem I run into with long coats like this is that my hips are a size or two bigger than my top portion so the coat tends to have extra room up top and stretches to it’s max around my hips. This coat had the same issue. I don’t think the extra fabric up top is that apparent, but the tightness around my hips/bum was definitely there. That being said, there was still enough room for me to comfortably wear the coat even with the extra stretch. Also, I seem to have T-Rex arms, and my hands are always found swimming around a lot of fabric. I think I’ll have to have the sleeves shortened, but this jacket would suit people who are 5’5″ and up really well.

Ultimately, I’m really happy to have this trench in my closet. It has that perfect pop of color needed to carry me through spring-time rain storms. Because of the material, the trench favors certain body types for sure. If your hips are a size or more larger than your top, then purchase the coat according to your hip measurements. If you carry weight in the arms, this coat is probably the most comfortable and roomy I’ve ever found. I know of a few other bloggers who were sent this trench, so keep an eye out for how other people style this coat. The options seem endless!

Besides the trench, my favorite item from Penningtons’ spring line is their color block blouse:

That blue is a great bright color, and I can see myself slipping this on to go to school or out with friends. With the right accessories, it can be used to pull off so many different looks.

What do you think of this colorful trench coat? Do you buy outerwear specifically for spring/rain?

Penningtons gifted me this trench coat. It was my own decision to feature the item in a review, and I have expressed my honest opinion about the item.