I think it would be too bold a statement to declare that Spring is here BUT I do know that it is coming (based on the fact that it always does). Anyway it means finally we can begin considering wearing clothes that aren't winter ones - and that is something to look forward to.

One of the first things that I put away at the end of the winter are my coats and I look to invest in a lighter weight version, and this year it will be a Trench.  A mac / trench is the perfect transition coat - it can be layered, worn with a scarf, over a dress/ jeans, dressed up, dressed down... etc. Plus trenches have a sophisticated coolness to them that I love.

There are some great modern versions of the classics around at the moment. I love this beige one with puffy sleeves. I don't usually wear beige but I love the simplicity of the mac with the contrasting statement sleeves.

I'm wearing it with a perfect transitional shirt dress and some pink and rose gold trainers.

Cotton Rich Puff Sleeve Trench Coat Β£89 / Floral Print Long Sleeve Shift Midi Dress Β£59 / Lace-up Trainers Β£35 / 

I am currently 5 months pregnant so although this comes with certain clothes restrictions it does not (for me) come with any compromises. There are so many non-maternity pieces that will accommodate a pregnant belly and that you can then wear post baby that I have not had to deviate from my usual style at all.

There are also convenient fashion trends that can be embraced - like slip on shoes! No bending around a belly to put on and off or for the need to ask someone to tie up your shoe laces - slip them off and off you go/waddle.

I love this modern take on on the classic Inspector Gadget style mac - green and purple gingham. It is long and oversized (and fits big - i'm wearing an 8) but it is so cool!

This striped bib shirt is also cool - it would look great with a chunky knit cardigan over the top or tucked into some blue jeans.

Gingham Trench Coat Β£89 / Pure Cotton Striped Long Sleeve Shirt Β£35 / Leather Block Heel Mule Shoes Β£45 / Garden Brooches Β£15

This post was kindly sponsored by Marks & Spencers and is part of my ongoing partnership with them. All thoughts, outfit choices and ideas are my own (obviously).