Whether March is behaving more like the proverbial lion or the lamb, these transition-ready toppers have you covered—literally.
Gap Tencel Trench Vest
Consider this the ultimate transitional piece—throw this sleeveless layer on now over a cozy sweater, then wear it when the weather warms up over a breezy, printed sundress.
To buy: $98, gap.com.
H&M Short Trench Coat
Classic for a reason, the khaki color and mid-thigh cut will never go out of style. Simply toss it on over whatever you're already wearing (from weekend jeans to workday separates). Also available in black.
To buy: $70, hm.com.
Mango Cotton-Blend Trench Coat
Currently trending: Military-inspired styles and tie-sleeve detailing. Luckily, this army green option accomplishes both.
To buy: $100, mango.com.
J. Crew Cropped Trench Coat with Detachable Striped Cuffs
A cropped silhouette and bright white buttons give this traditional jacket a modern spin. But the best part? Those cute (detachable!) striped cuffs look like a stylishly layered top—without adding the extra bulk of another sleeve.
To buy: $158, jcrew.com.
Badgley Mischka Long Trench Coat
The cut of this unembellished trench hits all the right notes of the current craze for minimalism (but the faux-leather construction, pretty pink hue, and details like epaulettes maximize its luxe appeal). Also available in two other colors.
To buy: $178, nordstrom.com.
Kohl’s Excelled Double-Breasted Faux-Wool Trench Coat
Looking for something that works from desk to dinner (not to mention from winter to spring)? This topper is lightweight but warm, and in sleek black with faux-leather accents, it looks perfectly polished wherever you wear it.
To buy: $180, kohls.com.
Marks & Spencer Printed Trench Coat
High street style from across the pond—this coat from beloved British brand Marks & Spencer has a graphic black and white print that’s perfect for perking up dreary days.
To buy: $69, marksandspencerlondon.com.