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Aspire/Acquire Spring Spectacular: Trench Coat

Punxsutawney Phil, you stinkin' liar. 'no six weeks of winter', our sweet ass. We love hot chocolate and warm sweaters and curling up by the fire with our honey as much as the next girl, but it's getting old FAST. We are so ready for spring! With that in mind, we're counting down the days until March 21st, the official first day of spring, with some fabulous Aspire/Acquire posts featuring ideas for spring fashion and frolicking. Bring on the warm weather!

A trench coat is a clutch wardrobe item. It gets you through those warmish spring days that aren't yet sunny enough to gallivant about in without any kind of jacket and it's far more stylish than an anorak from L.L. Bean. The aspire choice is, shockingly, Burberry. The Ruffle Wool Trench Coat's ($995) feminine hem adds some softness without taking away from the clean lines of the coat, but at almost a grand, it's a hefty investment. Much easier on the budget, but just as pleasing to the senses, is the acquire choice - The Tipped Mini-Dot Trench coat by White House Black Market ($188). The piping and dots are nigh on irresistible and the cut is long and lean like nobody's business.

Editor's Note: The lovely ladies at Go Fug Yourself recently praised Kate MIddleton for her effortless style and she looks totally fabulous in the Aspire Burberry Trench Coat! Clearly Outblush is the fashion blog of future royals.

And, as always, if you've got something you love that's out of your reach, email us and we'll find you some more budget-friendly lookalikes for a future Aspire/Acquire feature!

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