“In the Trenches” Why every woman needs a Trench Coat…
Inspiration: Marlene Dietrich, Spy Movies, Charlie’s Angels
Musical Pairing: “Hailin’ from the Edge” by Apparat
The Trench Coat at one time was a staple in every woman’s closet. In my opinion it should definitely, without question be in YOUR closet right now. An absolute classic, this style is rare in the sense that it literally flatters every frame. Once a utilitarian wardrobe staple amongst officers in WW1, we can thank ‘Burberry’ for originally brought this coat into the foreground of everyday fashion. I chose to show you the master of menswear ‘Marlene Dietrich’ sporting this coat first as she is so closely associated with the Trench.
Secondly as seen on moi in full on “Secret Agent” mode, I chose this cobalt blue version by “Kenneth Cole” to explain how an updated version is readily available in almost every hue, print and fabric. Many versions nowadays show basic styles with an “edge”. Black leather sleeves on an otherwise khaki coat is popular. Leopard or houndstooth print is also an unexpected way to update the look. In the third photo is an example of wearing it unfastened by this super chic street-goer I found via Pinterest is an effortless, everyday way to wear it as well! It’s perfect for practically every season. Which again, makes it an absolute wardrobe must-have.
As seen in these last photos here of me in London, England (Blue trench: Kenneth Cole) and Hamburg, Germany (Brown trench: Banana Republic) you can pair your favorite scarves and hats with it to change up the look.
Last but not least, I’ve scoured the internet to bring you my top 3 picks of most appealing trench coats that will have you feeling like a sexy Russian spy in no time….
An absolute STEAL at $34.99. Though not EXACTLY a trench, it has the same feel. Color options are available, but red is by far my favorite. Check out the frilly hemline! Very unusual. Buy FAST and be aware of the shipping costs and sizing notes posted by this seller from Asia. If you’re feeling bold… pair this coat with a matching red lipstick and patent black Mary Jane heels.
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A perfect way to add a fresh pop of neon! Bebe.com is amazing with returns, fast shipping and friendly staff. I would pair this trench with simple makeup and a sleek undo to really show off the coats shoulder details. Keep the rest of your outfit neutral to let the neon stand out!
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The “Junior Stylist Trench” could not be any sweeter. The scalloped lace trim, shiny metallic buttons & flared hemline just scream “Pinup” to me! As usual with ModCloth.com they’ve styled the model perfectly with a side ponytail and red lip. This coat is the perfect backdrop for a handbag in a bright color. Perhaps one in hot pink if you’re feeling ultra feminine!