A Fresh Take on the Classic Trench Coat

Tulips are starting to make an appearance at your favorite neighborhood market.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but to me this is one of the few promises that captures my attention and reminds me that spring is just around the corner. Recently during an outing with my fellow blogger babes we were all discussing how difficult it can be this time of year to feel stylish and season appropriate in your outfits. Yes, it is still quite cold outside so should we be wearing boots, a coat and scarf? Or if you’re like me, your fall wardrobe starts to seem very appealing because the weight and the materials are perfectly comfortable and suited for a transitional season.

White Trench coat with Pastel Colors

White Trench coat with Pastel Colors

White Trench coat with Pastel Colors

I did find some inspiration in my closet, however, I just needed to look a little closer. I went for lighter denim, pastel colors, and this dreamy white trench from Chloe Grace Boutique. This was the key to pull me out of this fashion conundrum. It still says that I’m loving the winter pastels and shouts I’m so ready for spring! Paired it with my Elizabeth & Jamess shades and some Lulu’s lace up sandals, clearly I was excited for the little sunshine that day brought.

White Trench coat with Pastel Colors

White Trench coat with Pastel Colors

I am thankful that Chloe Grace Boutique sent me this white trench, because it was exactly what my spring transitional wardrobe was missing! Bright and happy, and a fresh take on the traditional tan trench coat, I’m so glad to have this new item available to me for times like these. Hopefully, you too can experience different colors of trench coats to mix up the routine of your classic trench coat.

White Trench coat with Pastel Colors

White Trench coat with Pastel ColorsWhite Trench coat with Pastel Colors

On a side note, unrelated to fashion, you may have noticed my social media absence over the past few days, and I’m here to say I’m OK and trying my best! I never know what to share on social media, but to be quite honest I don’t feel like posting much. Recent life circumstances have made things pretty challenging right now, but I am reminded that no matter what life throws your way there will always be a way out of it. It may take work, pain, effort, but with the help of a gracious God and wonderful friends and family, I can make it through and so can you when trials come your way!

Keep smiling!



Trench coat: White Trench (normally $112, but it’s 25% off with President’s Day sale for only $84)

SunglassesElizabeth and James Fillmore (Get endless designer eyewear to try out at Ditto and get your first month free using my code “stylemissmolly”

Shoes: Lulus $31 (some out of stock), Steve Madden $79 similar

Bag: Charming Charlie similar $39

Jewelry: Stella & Dot Cluster Bracelet Rose Gold

Molly Lawson

I’m Molly Lawson! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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  1. Kait Elizabeth
    February 15, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    Beautiful look as Molly! I have so many cute sandals I’m ready to wear, but we just got another 4 inches of snow today!!! Hugs, Kait http://makeminemaroon.com/

    • February 15, 2016 / 10:08 pm

      I am a little eager to wear my sandals, but I can see the spring buds just around the corner. Enjoy the snow!

  2. February 15, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    Love the white trench coat and those heels look fabulous! I wish you well and hope you get through whatever rough road blocks you’re going through. 🙂


    • February 15, 2016 / 10:08 pm

      Thanks Polly! I appreciate your kindness! I am staying positive!

  3. February 15, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    molly–honestly, i don’t know how you keep up with social media with all your followers and comments etc! whatever it is that you are experiencing, i know that you will pull through because you are a strong, tough, and inspiring woman. i hope that things lift up, don’t let one or two dark clouds cover the entire sky 🙂 keep smiling, keep swimming. xoxo

    janna | http://www.jannadoan.com

    • February 15, 2016 / 10:00 pm

      Janna, it really is a lot to manage, but I’m pretty much the energizer bunny (my nickname in high school) and keep going and going, haha. I will keep going through it all! I am pretty resilient even when life is not so fun at all. Thanks hun!

  4. February 15, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Prayers for you! Great look. May this coming spring bring you renewed hope for whatever is getting you down.

    • February 15, 2016 / 9:58 pm

      Thanks for the support Victoria. I was actually looking at the buds on the plants outside my window and thinking how wonderful it is that spring is a reminder of new beginnings. I love the little things that God does to make me smile and bring comfort. Love you!

    • February 16, 2016 / 8:08 am

      Thank you! I truly appreciate you saying that!

    • February 16, 2016 / 8:08 am

      Thanks Erica! A white trench is definitely a fun take on the traditional tan.

  5. Autumn Dickens
    February 16, 2016 / 7:25 am

    Glad to know you’re doing good, Molly. This outfit is stunning. I want your heels! You look great, girl! 🙂

    • February 16, 2016 / 8:09 am

      Thanks for the concern Autumn! I’m hanging in there! And these heels are my recent favorite pair!

  6. Shell Peterson
    February 16, 2016 / 10:25 am

    We do miss you, but I totally understand when you say that life gets in the way and you just need to focus on ‘being present.’ I am going through that right now and needed my social media life to be on a pause for a little while. Your readers love you and support you through every season of life.
    Now for this outfit, IT IS MY FAVORITE SO FAR!!!!
    And these photos look like you belong in Hollywood!

    • February 18, 2016 / 4:09 pm

      Thanks for understanding girl. It does get tough and I appreciate your support through it all! Thanks for your love and the compliments! You are a gem!

  7. Mary
    February 16, 2016 / 11:02 am

    Oh I love a white trench! this makes me so excited for spring! Thanks for such an inspiring post!


    Love, Mary

    • February 18, 2016 / 4:09 pm

      Thank you! I’m really excited for spring! Love white for spring too!

  8. February 16, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear you are going through a tough time! Hang in there! Thinking of you!! And yes I can totally relate on a little break. I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus myself so I can understand but sometimes we just need to shift our focus on other things for a while and know that it will be ok. I’m sure everyone understands! My thoughts go out to you! I know you will keep smiling as you always do! And you look fab by the way as always! Hugs and kisses!

    • February 18, 2016 / 4:11 pm

      Thank you for understanding Abbey. Social media gets tough to keep up with and then when you hit an obstacle in the road it gets even harder. I am remaining strong and looking up. Thanks for the support!

  9. Kierra
    February 16, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    This look is fantastic! I love that white trench and I think everyone should add one to there closet this summer. Just beautiful!
    xoxo Kierra


    • February 18, 2016 / 4:11 pm

      Thank you! I totally agree Kierra! I’m so glad I got this white trench!

  10. Monika
    February 16, 2016 / 11:20 pm

    Beautiful as ever Molly! You carry every outfit with so much elegance and poise 🙂 I hope everything falls into place for you soon. Social media can sap out energy but you are extremely kind to still reply to each and every message! Maybe that’s why you have so many people who admire and love you <3 Praying for happier times!

    Love, Monika

    • February 18, 2016 / 4:13 pm

      Wow Monika, you make me smile so much! I’m pressing on! You are such a positive person and so very encouraging! Thank you for the support!

  11. February 18, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    Thank you for being so sweet Natasha. I really need to hear that right now. You are a treasure and I’m so glad to have connected with you!

  12. March 8, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Thank you! It’s the perfect blush tone for sure!

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