To be honest, I’ve never had much of an interest in trench coats. Perhaps, because in my mind they were associated with poorly dressed middle-aged women or creepers (there was one such creeper on my college campus – gross!). So until this year I have not owned a trench coat, well if I don’t count the boldly-colored spring coats my mother used to buy us girls around Easter every few years. But when a friend of mine suggested I take her extra trench because the arms were too long on her – I jumped at the opportunity and then promptly hung the coat in my closet and forgot about it.
But the weather lately has been getting nicer and it calls for just a little something when walking outdoors. Instead of grabbing a sweater I found myself reaching for this trench coat and I am suddenly in love with the entire trench concept. They can look super chic and sophisticated.
I especially like this one because it is a dark color, which looks better on me than a tan one would, and because it has a long belt that can be knotted instead of actually belted.
Are you sporting a trench coat this Spring season? Leave a link in the comments if you’ve got a picture of you and your trench.
Tip: Sometimes it is a good idea to revisit fashion prejudices you may have. Who knows you might have a new viewpoint the second time around.
Trench: gift from friend
Jeans: Tall Girl
Heels: Diane von Furstenberg – scored at thrift store
Earrings: New York & Co.