Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you've found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for.
I have always loved trench coats. I wore one as uniform in my primary school and I adored it. For years now I've lusted after one of the gorgeous, iconic, nude Burberry trench coats.
A better An actual way of doing it:
Back with Spring (as always), trench coats are lightweight, and practical for the interchangeable weather. This year features trenches in adorable pastels; pinks, blues, even mints.
How I do it: Woe is me; I don't. There are so many beautiful trench coats out there, cheaper, cuter, probably more flattering, but I still yearn after the classic. One day I will stride into Burberry London, buy a trench coat, and flounce out with my head held high. I may not be able to afford food for several weeks afterwards, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
Gorgeous, Innocent Worldy goodness, in a practical setting.
Mary Magdalene comes up trumps with this subtle-sailor trench. The colour is dark for spring, but it makes a lovely evening coat.
This is very much THE step from winter to summer. It's light and airy; stay away from heavy knits and long skirts. I love this look with off-white gloves, delicate ankle boots and a light scarf for colder days, and over the knee socks, bare collarbone (oooh...naughty) and a statement hair piece for when the sun is smiling down upon you.
Just try not to screw it in a ball and throw it in your bag when it gets too hot...