This has been my go-to outfit lately for many reasons. The layers make it great for pretty much any weather: when it's chilly in the morning I have the coat on, and the sweater is just light enough to wear on its own in the sun. I've also swapped this J. Crew dot sweater for a striped breton tee. Also, it's versatile enough to pair with my brightest, most wildly printed umbrellas! (Kate Spade and Lilly, I'm looking at you.)
I believe that a perfect trench coat is a must in everyone's wardrobe. Even though it is totally worth it to invest a little on the classic pieces, this one was an amazing and inexpensive find that has been getting a ton of use lately. The one I linked above is the women's trench, but I'm actually wearing the girls version: it's perfect for petites! Trenches in navy and tan definitely will get the most use in your closet, but once you've got your classic coat, it can be fun to experiment with some printed and colorful coats! Gingham, anyone?
What's your favorite easy-yet-chic outfit?