How to Wear the Classic Trench Coat

As a young preteen, I discovered my adoration for Audrey Hepburn and her classic film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Ever since then, owning a trench coat has always been a desire of mine and last month, I finally found the perfect one whilst thrifting in New York City. The trench coat is one of the most chicest, timeless outerwear pieces a woman can own and I wanted to style one to adhere to my own tastes.

IN THE TRENCHES

Although it was slightly expensive for a thrifted piece, I thought it was a well justified purchase because it hardly had any wear to it. In fact, it almost looks brand new. The brand is L.K. Bennet (similar style) which at the time I never heard of, but I looked it up and this particular jacket could have gone for $500. Plus, it is a British company and what’s more British than a trench coat?

As for the sizing, I wish it was slightly more form-fitting, but what do expect when it is a size US 6 and I am a 00! Surprisingly, it does not look like I am swimming in it, but it does have a more oversized look which I actually prefer for my trench coats anyway. The length is perfect as it falls in the middle of my thigh and it gives me the illusion of looking much taller than I really am.

Related: 10 Layering Jackets to Build a Fall Wardrobe

THE OUTFIT

As you can see from my Instagram, I decided to say screw it to the unseasonably warm weather and wore this outfit. Okay yes, it was quite warm and I had to shed the trench coat after a bit, but oh well. It is fall gosh darnnit and I just wanted to finally bust out my new jacket.

I wore it with a basic white turtleneck (another of my fall/winter wardrobe staples), a pair of high-waisted dark wash skinny jeans and these gorgeous deep red Cole Haan boots I thrifted this weekend. I thought it would look très chic by taking this classic trench coat and wearing it a bit more modernly by keeping it loose and slightly disheveled. I slouched it off one shoulder and just used the belt around the waist to cinch everything together.

Related: Fall Trend – Plaid Blazer

SHOP THE LOOK:

 




I honestly feel like this is something my wardrobe has been missing for a long time! Now that I own it, I half want to wear it for Halloween and go around crying about loosing my cat named Cat while it is pouring rain. Please, tell me I am not the only Breakfast at Tiffany’s fan here? Haha.

Until next time!

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10 Layering Jackets to Build a Fall Wardrobe

Please understand that Autumn is absolutely my favorite time of year, especially in terms of fashion and this is why I will not let this topic go! I was driving to work the other day and noticed the leaves are beginning to turn vibrant shades of crimson and copper and I immediately busted out all my layering jackets. Last week’s post addressed the biggest Fall trend — the plaid blazer. This week I wanted to share a couple of more casual, transitional coats you need to build up a great fall wardrobe!

Related: Fall 2017’s Biggest Trend – Plaid Blazer

Track LayeringJacket

Slight Chill

Ultimately, these coats are lighter-weight, which makes them perfect for layering. The jacket I am wearing in these photos is a men’s track jacket I found at Buffalo Exchange in Manhattan. The red stripe and the graphic on the back really caught my eye, even though I had no idea what Drakkar Noir is – haha! A quick Google search indicated that it is a men’s fragrance by the brand Guy Laroche. When it comes to outerwear, I always think bigger is better, which is why I was totally digging this oversized fit. Although I am wearing it with a crop top here, you can easily throw on a long-sleeve or a sweater underneath for chillier days.

Cropped layering jacket

Getting Colder

Naturally, if we are discussing layering jackets, I obviously need to pay homage to the denim jacket. This is seriously one of my go-tos when it comes to layering in autumn! You cannot get more versatile and classic than a staple denim coat. Again, I think oversized is the best way to go for a casual, relaxed vibe. However, you can switch it up and opt for a different cut and unexpected color like this cropped mustard denim jacket I thrifted. I actually just wore this out this past weekend in NYC!

Related: Transitioning Your Crop Tops for Fall

Suede layering jackets

Winter is Coming

This last category is for a few weeks from now, when Autumn is dissipating (sadly) and when winter is indeed coming. This means, we need to opt for something a bit heavier than a standard track or denim coat. Last season, one of my favorite layering jackets was this tan, suede coat with faux-fur trim. The neutral color made it so easy to pair with any outfit and the details on the jacket just made everything pop and standout.

I have said it before, but I’ll say it again! Jackets are something I personally horde because 1) I am always cold 2) It’s a great way to add some character and style to any outfit. Layering season is upon us ladies! Let’s take advantage, shall we?

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