Happy Sunday Lovelies!
It has definitely been a while, Friends! Lately life has gotten in the way, if you know what I mean. Have you ever felt like you are constantly juggling plates and then all at once they hit the floor? That seems to be happening to me. Nothing like picking the Holiday season to get everything back on track, right?!
Well today I am talking about trench coats. Trench coats are a closet staple no matter where you live. As we approach this cold wet season you will find yourself reaching for this coat most of all.
It took me years to find the right trench coat. I am a petite woman at just 5’1 with slim shoulders making it very difficult to find a good fitting jacket that doesn’t require alterations. I actually really love that so many stores have started stocking petite sizes! Oh the little things that fill our cup!
Ok, back to the Trench coat. I have been on the hunt for the perfect trench coat so I am going to list the qualities that I found to be the most important when selecting the right one.
1. The color. I wanted a color that could for all seasons and had the feminine chic vibe I prefer.
2. The length. Because I am 5’1 the length is a really important factor. If you are petite as I then I recommend one that hits at most mid-thigh. Anything much longer than that will cut you off and make you look even shorter.
3. The buttons. I wanted one that had at least 6 buttons and was double breasted so that it still resembled traditional trench coats. It also makes for a flattering and proportioned look.
I was so desperate for this coat that I was ready to commit to the most beautiful Burberry trench coat. I think we all know this coat and just how lovely it is. Luckily, I ran across the trench coat I am wearing at non-other than Coach. It was perfect from the moment I laid eyes on it.
For styling tips, I recommend always tying your belt when wearing a trench coat. It cinches you in at the waist and creates a lovely curve. Also, wearing your trench open with the belt tied in the back is also very chic for days when the weather is cool but not cold.
For your shopping pleasure I have linked beautiful trench coats below so that you can add this staple to your closet today.