Whenever I think of ‘The Trench Coat’ I think of either a very well-to-do person who looks very neat and tidy, or, a frat boy streaking through a party. This could explain my ideas of how to wear the trench. On one hand, I love that it makes me feel like a pulled together ‘professional’ when I’m on my way to-and-from work, on the other I like to dress it down and make it seem less stuffy and polished.
So here’s my take: The trench over a city-girl-next-door look in (print) jeans, t-shirt, and a baseball cap. It really does look, to me, like a grown up girl’s idea of a back-to-school outfit, even though my days of schooling are long gone.
This trench came into my life at perfect timing. I had finally decided to part with my only trench coat (a vintage version) that I never wore because I always thought the shade of beige – with its green undertones – made me look like I was dead. Soon after I was asked to explore Massimo Dutti‘s new Canadian online store and stumbled upon this number. Although I love online shopping, I often get nervous about buying clothes online as I’m someone who likes to touch and feel things before I decide to purchase them. What is awesome about shopping Massimo Dutti‘s online store is that not only do they have the items modelled for you in pictures, but the pictures come alive through video so you can see the model walk in the items, and get a sense of how they move and look when in action.
To “jazz things up” a bit, the rest of my outfit consists of fairly classic pieces that have a twist in their detail. The hat from H&M? It’s felt, and perfect for fall. Herringbone-print jeans from Paige Denim provide the look of colder weather pants, without having to actually wear tweed pants.The Jas M.B. bag has got some soft furry flaps, while the amazing Senso shoes from Capezio – my third pair in this style! – is in an all-black suede snakeskin.
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