in the trenches

Saturday, May 03, 2014


Design Studio trench coat, Ginger Tree gingham shirt, thrifted skirt and flats

No matter the situation, I think we can all agree that every outfit is improved with a coat over the top. I could honestly be wearing my sloppiest trackies and sleep t-shirt, but add a full length coat to the mix and bam! You instantly look put together and no one needs to know what you're hiding underneath those comfy layers. Part of the reason I love the wintry months is that a) it makes dressing so much easier and b) no one can judge you for wearing the same outerwear for five days in a row. Don't deny it, we've all been there...

This old trench coat from Myer is a bit on the thin side, which has its pros and cons. The material makes it good for the transitional weather, plus it suits my needs whenever I want to get my detective on while it's not quite cold enough outside. Ignoring the fact that I've spilt hot chocolate on it and lost a few buttons, it's still one of my favourite things in my wardrobe! The pared back design is something that I haven't been able to find anywhere else, so until I find a similar one that actually has a fighting chance against the cold I'll be living in this one for the next few months.

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  1. Love this look! And yes, I agree...trench coats are nice finishing touches to any outfit!

  2. I love trench coats; they are perfect to wear in autumn and spring.

  3. This look is so clean and classic, and you are of course a beauty. <3

  4. I love it! I agree, coats make everything look better - I reckon people look way more stylish in the winter, even if it's just their usual clothes + nice jacket on top haha. I'm so glad the weather's getting cooler so we can pull out the winter clothes - today was glorious!

  5. This is so true! I have a great trench from Zara which sort of looks like a Burberry knock off.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  6. very stylish and cool look!!
    you are so pretty =)

    be friend?

  7. I can see what you mean by adding that last piece of the finishing touch. I absolutely love your trench coat, it looks perfect! I honestly have not invested in one yet, but I know I have to for the cold season this year :)

  8. I absolutely love that trench coat - I've been looking for one like that for a while!

    Shannon Rebecca | Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

  9. Omg wauw loove your trench!!! I need one NOW!! :) And I love how you paired it with the shirt, so classy! Great look!


  10. haha I also love a lightweight trench coat for transitional weather! I was wearing mine a lot until now, since it's really cold nowadays!

    Metallic Paws

  11. This is such a lovely outfit! I absolutely love the trench coat. It's always such a classy piece! Thank you for leaving a comment on my post as well :)


  12. That looks like the perfect trench to me, you're right, Trench coats are definitely way better suited for transitional weather. You look lovely and I really want a gingham blouse now!