The Trench

by Cat Russell 

Well, it’s started raining again. Alas we thought Spring was around the corner, little did we realize that we first had to survive through the many waters that would be the precursor to the season we so eagerly await. If you live in a sunny place where the weather is fine and the living is good, then I envy you and this article is not written for you. You cannot possibly sympathise. Rather read, and then encourage us poor, drenched cats.

Courtesy of Burberry, Emma Watson.

The onslaught of water we’ve received for the last few days, and the many more days to come, has given me an idea to write about trench coats. Ladies, trench coats are a necessity in the closet of any modern women! I breezed through some articles concerning the history of the trench coat, and as it stands, Burberry was in fact one of the first founding designers of the Trench. As the story goes, they designed these light weight coats for the soldiers during the First World War and the term “trench coat” came from the soldiers. After the war many soldiers kept their trench coats and that’s when they became fashionable to wear for both men and women in civilian life.

Fast forward a few decades and you’ll find Burberry thriving and see that the Trench has developed a culture all its own. It not only denotes class and elegance but for both men and women exudes a sense of well-being, it has the capacity to complete any outfit, changing a pair of cut-off shorts, a blouse and flats or wedges into a classy affair.  You could find your Trench anywhere from Nordstrom’s to Target but the key is to wear it with pride.

Below are some cute outfit ideas for this miserable weather! We will overcome.

First Set.

I love this set. You’ll notice that you could just about mix and match any of these pieces, all with the trench. This set contains a more relaxed look for everyday running around. Play around with this mixing and matching and find your favorite outfit!

Second Set.

This set is for a more put together look, especially if you’re not the wild Twenty something that would prefer the first few looks. This set is perfect because again, it all goes. Both sweaters are a little cropped, since the jeans are high-waisted and slim fit, it creates an illusion of long legs. The tanks being a little longer than the sweaters would then create  fun layered looks and the orange one brings a nice pop. (Obviously don’t wear them together.) Be sure to not purchase an Autumn orange as you would be dressing for the wrong season. The heels bring class and the earrings are a suggestion of what could work here. Mix and match these different pieces and come up with a favorite look. Remember these are ideas of similar pieces that you will find in stores and online.

A favorite website to check out for ideas and general trench coat culture is Burberry’s 

Have fun playing around with your Trench and finding your favorite looks!


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