How to wear the new LONG trenchcoat #luxetoless.

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The stars have aligned.
Or should I say the clouds.
It’s raining. And I am lusting after trenchcoats.
Of course who cares if it’s sunny or pouring down you can always wear a trench.
Day, night, weekends, work, to the Opera or hopping on a plane it’s all you need.
And can we talk about how it’s perfect to throw over your activewear (!) for an instant I-am-OK-to-grab-a-coffee-and-be-seen- in-public-now look. #yesyoucan.
Here’s the thang:
This season the trench is getting really LONG.
We are talking over the knee, heading to mid shin and longer. To floor length.
It looks new. It looks chic. It looks juicy and extravagant and rich. We like that.
It can be oversized like the Vetements trench or at least in a very generous shape.
You can see what I mean from my street style pics below straight from les rues de fashion week a Paris.
Oh la la : It’s THE hot item du jour #Yay.
Go for classic navy , black, grey, khaki and of course beige.
What’s great about a trench? It’s transeasonal. Meaning you can wear right now, like totally today, over a T shirt and jeans. Come winter layer over a knit and black leather leggins. Done.
Styling tip #1: Double breasted is best and you know why?
Because when it’s worn undone it still sits across the body. This means it covers what I call the ‘situation’ (or as you might call the muffin area).
Styling tip #2 : if you are height challenged anything really long will make you look like the incredible shrinking woman. Bless.
Styling #3 : Don’t cry: Invest in a standard issue trench in a bigger size and wear it just sitting on your knee.
Now #getshopping for ten fabulous trenchcoats from Luxe to less.

Your shopping list:

Isabel MarantElizabeth&James, Theoutnet.
Asos, Scanlan & Theodore, Veronika Maine.
Net a porter, Vetements, Bassike and try Alexander Wang at Revolve.
my theresa isabel marant trencheliz and james net a porteroutnet trench grey

asos black trenchscanlan theo trenchveronika Maine trench

vaness steward from net a portervetements ssense trenchbassike trench

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2 Comments

  1. soh

    March 19, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    The Scanlan trench is divine, I love the colour and length. I would feel very pulled together in that one. I am surprised how much I like the khaki trenches and something to think about to add to the trench collection. The Vestments trench is a bit too fashion forward for me, I imagine that I would look like I had the body shape of Yoda in that one.

    • FiFi

      March 21, 2016 at 11:03 am

      Yes SoH I do love that Scanlan Trench and we need it today don’t we ? And agree that Vetements trench is pretty out there and only for the very adventurous..I agree it would look pretty Yoda on most people ! x