I can’t believe spring is less than two weeks away – woohoo! As such, I’ve started to think about those essential transitional pieces that take us seamlessly from one season to the next. I thought I’d highlight the trench coat which is a worthwhile investment piece, functional, yet oh so fashionable.
Trench coats are stylish but in an effortless sort of way, which is what I aim for even if I do put in a bit of effort to my look. The trench coat can be worn dressed down layered over a striped tee, sweatshirt, denim jacket, or a cashmere turtleneck if it’s still a bit crisp outside. The trench can also be worn with sweats and sneakers for that downtown cool vibe, with a loafer if you’re going for a preppy look, or with an ankle or knee-high boot for a bit of a 70’s vibe. The trench coat can also be worn in the evening over trousers or your LBD – so you see the options are endless!
If I had to choose one color to invest in, it would be the timeless khaki trench.
Nili Lotan makes a fabulous classic double-breasted trench coat – I’m definitely into the relaxed fit. A.P.C. is always a blue-chip go-to for all wardrobe essentials and that includes their classic cotton gabardine trench coat – talk about Parisian cool!
Though not your typical trench coat, this oversized iteration by Isabel Marant Etoile is super chic.
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When it comes to designer trench coats, there are so many to swoon over including this ladylike beige trench coat with leather detailing from Bottega Venetta. You can always count on Saint Laurent and Prada for a fabulous fit. For a unique twist on the classic trench, I love this bold to dye for luxe cashmere option by Gabriela Hearst.
Last but not least is this floral hand-painted trench coat from Oscar de la Renta which will certainly have me dancing in the rain.
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If you happen to wear your trench in the rain, below are some great rain boot options.
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Hope you enjoy my mood board below and find inspiration next time you need help styling your trench.
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