Julia Wohlers, Vahni Georgoulakos, and Robyn Sears.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Skopjanka, Grit and Glamour, and Twitch Vintage
April showers supposedly bring May flowers (they better ‘cause this rain...UGH, this rain!). To celebrate the you-never-know-what-you’re-gonna-get-with-this-weather season, we rounded up a few of our fave trench-clad bloggers. What we learned from scoping TONS of the quintessential transitional thread is that the key to rocking it right is to wear it loose and casual. Otherwise, you risk looking like Inspector Gadget. If that’s what you’re going for, cool—button it up to your neck, unpop the collar, and hop into your getaway car. If you were thinking more along the lines of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s with a modern twist, take a cue from these effortlessly chic fashion plates.
Julia Wohlers of Skopjanka
Blog: Skopjanka.com. Twitter: @SkopjankaSays.
DC based-blogger Julia's ensemble is sending us mixed messages, but we lovelovelove the confusion/Jedi mind games. On the one hand it's ladylike and flirty thanks to the skirted Topshop trench and lacy Ann Taylor Loft skirt peeking out underneath. On the other hand, we certainly wouldn't want to get into a fight with Julia—check the military-style Two Lips boots she's rocking. AteeennTION.
Vahni Georgoulakos of Grit and Glamour
Blog: GritAndGlamour.com. Twitter: @gritandglamour.
A trench is a trench is a trench. But blogger Vahni spices her traditional Banana Republic topper up with a mustard-y/lime NY & Co. frock, BCBG metallic leggings, and KILLER Dolce Vita strappy/studded sandals. Lesson: Just because you're wearing a classic jacket doesn't mean you have to go straight edged with your entire outfit. Well played, Vahni. Well played indeed.
Robyn Sears of Twitch Vintage
Blog: Twitchvintage.blogspot.com. Twitter: @TwitchVintage.
Avid thrifter and fashion blogger Robyn says that she's owned roughly 10 trench coats in the past year (she thrifts, donates, thrifts, donates...), including this one. What she doesn't like about it (the fact that it doesn't have a standard trench style belt), is what we adore most about this green vintage topper. Plus, she styled it in such a cute way—with a thrifted cream blouse, hemmed skirt, satchel, Target tights cut to look like knee-highs, and Forever 21 clogs. P.S. Is it just us or does Robyn look like Katie Holmes in this picture?
Editor's Note: MTV Style is obsessed with style blogs that show off your outfits. Every Thursday, we pick our favorite looks from the week and show them off here. Next week, our theme is MIDI SKIRTS! Send pics of you in your not-too-long-not-too-short skirt to firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Twitter @mtvstyle!