In the rainy spring months, you can typically spot me wearing a trench coat with an umbrella tucked away in my bag. For years, I’ve considered it a staple piece in my closet. It’s a classic and never seems to go out of style. It also makes most outfits look polished and effortless (the same goes for my camel coat that I wore this past year).
There are several ways to wear a trench (as seen in this post). I prefer wearing a trench with the belt tied in back. It gives the illusion of a smaller waist. When it comes to perception with my petite frame, I need all that I can get to make me look taller and slimmer.
You might remember me in this Zara trench worn here and here (ps. the stripe dress is currently on sale!). It’s been a personal favorite for a few years, but it’s starting to show a lot of wear and tear. The lining on the inside is starting to unravel and I don’t like the thick material as much as the new styles that are available. A few weeks ago, I wore this LOFT trench with a black pencil skirt and stripe top. Another style tip, striped tops go with almost anything – skirts, denim, trousers and can also be worn to work or on the weekend. If you feel like you never have casual to wear this spring, consider a blouse like this for work and a top like this for the weekend. If you want to mix a trench and stripes, this one is also on my “want” list.
The most recent trench was purchased from Ann Taylor. It’s currently 40% off the sale price and since I had been eyeing it for a few months, I thought it would be a great addition to my closet. I love the mocha color and the mid calf length of the coat. I’m wearing a petite size, which is another plus about buying from Ann Taylor.
Coat Satchel (old, worn here and similar here)
Photos by Lydia Hudgens