The Perfect Seasonal Transitional Coat: Take a Style Tip From Rachel Bilson

Already plotting your spring wardrobe? If you’re looking for the perfect winter-spring transitional jacket to add to your closet—one that you can wear with just about anything, can layer the heck out of, and will stand the test of time—check out Rachel Bilson‘s latest outerwear acquisition.

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The actress was spotted out and about in L.A. wearing this Banana Republic “New Classic” Trench ($225), which just hit stores as part of the brand’s California Collection.

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Here’s why I love it: While a more traditional trench coat is all about being grown-up and weatherproof, this iteration is much more laid-back, even a little bit slouchy and easygoing. The longer, but not-too-long, length makes it flattering with a whole range of looks (from dresses to pants), and the sleeves have just enough oomph that you can push them up a bit (styling, styling) without them sliding down. Love that. Plus, the double-breasted cut makes it a jacket you can leave untied and unbuttoned, without feeling like it’s flapping open all the time, you know?

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