I've been wearing the same trench since 2010 so I think this is the season for me to finally swap it out for a new one. However, I say that every year and still haven't gotten around to it. I always pull it out the first warm day of spring and without fail I get complimented on it, so there is a lot of pressure to find another option that is as flattering as my current one.
One of the big decisions in choosing a spring coat is whether to choose a style with or without a belt. I am partial to the belt because it allows you to create an hourglass silhouette and you can change out belt to create a new look. I actually misplaced the matching belt to my coat for several weeks and just used a metallic skinny belt instead.
The other thing to be aware of is whether or not the material is waterproof, water resistant, or neither. I have found that water resistant is enough for me because I switch into a heavy duty Gore-Tex raincoat for heavy downpours, but the weather in your area may push you in a different direction.
Harbor Cropped Trench Coat from Lands' End is available in five colors, including a bright red. Piping in a contrasting color is one of my favorite details and can make a neutral color palette a little bit more interesting. The Lands' End Heritage Double Breasted Trench Coat is navy with white piping and the Banana Republic Piped Trench is taupe with black piping. For something a bit bolder, you have to cross the pond. The Boden Rainyday Mac is not a true trench, but serves the same purpose in your wardrobe and is available in four bold patterns.