Melania Trump ushers in spring with violet Valentino coat

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Winter weather may be lingering in Washington, D.C., but it seems that the first lady is ready for spring. Melania Trump, who returned to the capital after a weekend at sunny Mar-a-Lago with the Trump family, ushered in one of the season's hottest trends while deboarding at the White House's lawn. 

For the trip, the 48-year-old donned a casual, albeit very fashionable, lilac "Cherry Blossom" Valentino coat that she paired with blue skinny jeans and black flats. The now sold-out coat retails for just around $3000. 

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President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump, walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., after deboarding Marine One, on Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump, walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., after deboarding Marine One, on Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump, walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., after deboarding Marine One, on Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump, walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., after deboarding Marine One, on Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump, deboard Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump, deboard Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump, walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., after deboarding Marine One, on Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House after arriving on Marine One in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Trump repeated his threat to close the southern border, saying that U.S. 'detention areas are maxed out & we will take no more illegals' at a time the State Department has moved to cut aid to Central America at Trump's direction. Photographer: Tasos Katopodis/Bloomberg via Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House after arriving on Marine One in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Trump repeated his threat to close the southern border, saying that U.S. 'detention areas are maxed out & we will take no more illegals' at a time the State Department has moved to cut aid to Central America at Trump's direction. Photographer: Tasos Katopodis/Bloomberg via Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk off Marine One after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Trump repeated his threat to close the southern border, saying that U.S. 'detention areas are maxed out & we will take no more illegals' at a time the State Department has moved to cut aid to Central America at Trump's direction. Photographer: Tasos Katopodis/Bloomberg via Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump disembark Marine One after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Trump repeated his threat to close the southern border, saying that U.S. 'detention areas are maxed out & we will take no more illegals' at a time the State Department has moved to cut aid to Central America at Trump's direction. Photographer: Tasos Katopodis/Bloomberg via Getty Images
First lady Melania Trump holds hands with her husband U.S. President Donald Trump (off frame) upon their arrival on the South Lawn of the White House, on March 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP) (Photo credit should read OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINTON DC - MARCH 31: U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on March 31, 2019 in Washington, D.C.President Donald Trump declared he is likely to shut down Americas southern border this week unless Mexican authorities immediately halt all illegal immigration. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis-Pool/Getty Images)
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It's no surprise that lilac seems to be having a moment. Just last month, the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in an identical hue, wearing a Gucci pussy-bow blouse to visit a children's center in London. The color was also one of the biggest trends to come out of New York Fashion Week's spring shows, with designers such as Naeem Khan and Kate Spade tossing the palette on our sartorial radars.

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