All your favourite influencers are wearing this yellow trench coat from John Lewis

The hero piece is part of John Lewis’ online Style Edit, which curates universally flattering pieces whatever your shape, size or style. Each piece is designed to merge seamlessly with your existing wardrobe, with plenty of bright contemporary silhouettes that have been designed to become statement pieces.

With April showers continuing to catch us out (sunshine, where you at?) the only thing that makes sartorial sense right now is a raincoat.

Except raincoats aren’t an especially current choice for fashion lovers, and we’re loathe to cover up our new spring wardrobe just because the weather won’t play ball.

Which leads us to the hardy springtime perennial, the trench coat. More specifically, this sunflower yellow trench from John Lewis Partners. Seriously, have you ever laid eyes on a more joyous piece?

The yellow belted trench is a refresh of the brand’s classic trench coat, featuring elasticated cuff detailing, raglan sleeves and sash-like waist belt for a directional twist.

The coat comes in three different colourways, including ultramarine blue and stone, although its the sunflower yellow iteration that’s truly giving us life. Can we all just take a moment to appreciate this colour?

As usual, Instagram’s cool girls have been ahead of the pack, showing us all why a trench coat is the secret to solving your transpersonal dressing dilemmas.

Whether you pair it with jeans and sneakers for weekend brunch or team it with a midi dress and ankle boots for the office, the style possibilities are endless.

Plus, when the sun does decide to show its face, you can easily fold this springtime essential up and stow away in your bag.

Just make sure you’re not the last one to the checkout, because it won’t be on the rails for long.

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