Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Rediscovering The Trench Coat

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After two weeks of delayed California posts, I thought I would actually share some more relevant content and bring us all back to the present. Don’t worry though, I have more Summer content that I will be sharing with you soon. 

Miranda Priestley would find trench coats in Autumn about as groundbreaking as florals in Spring but whether you like it or not, a trench coat is a staple in many people’s wardrobe. I’ll have to admit, I’m not a big fan myself but for the last couple of months I have been more and more drawn to the one I have in my wardrobe. 

I think the reason I don’t gravitate towards trench coats is because their structure is key to me. I like them to be rigid enough to give any outfit a classic touch but at the same time they need to be oversized enough to look cool. Also, because I’m not super tall I always avoid coats that could drown me and trench coats can do that very easily. The issue with this is that I’ve found it very hard to find a reasonably priced trench coat that can do both these things and I definitely don’t wear them often enough to justify paying hundreds of pounds on one. The result of that is I currently have two trench coats in my wardrobe, one that is growing on me because it tries really hard to do all the things mentioned above, and another that I am trying to sell here. They’re both lovely jackets but the second one is just not structured enough for me and I would rather let it go to a new home where it would be more appreciated. 

I’ve spoken about this before in a previous post here but one thing I’ve learned to appreciate since living in London is the non-committal weather. Before moving here I couldn’t understand how some people would wear a thick cable knit sweater and a skirt with no tights but now I know it’s all about balancing the warmth. If you keep your top or bottom warm, you can play around with the rest of the outfit. That’s kind of what I tried doing in today’s outfit too. Granted, the weather wasn’t actually that cold but I probably wouldn’t have classified it as mule weather, so I decided to layer on the top with a jumper and my trench coat. Weirdly enough, I felt like the trench coat was doing exactly what I wanted it to do. 

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Trench coats, yes or no? 

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