9.10.2009

trench coat follow up...





What started as a means for soldiers in inclement weather, the classic trench coat has transformed into an iconic look that never goes out of style... long or short, beige or black, popped collar or lined with a plaid check, there's many a variation these days...

Apparently, the actual term trench coat was first dubbed by soldiers in the front line. Its original design was intended to replace the heavy serge greatcoat worn by British and French soldiers in the First World War and both Burberry and Aquascutum claim to have invented the coat, dating back to the 1850's... quite the history of a single piece of fashion if you ask me!

Pair it with jeans and a great pair of boots (high heeled or rain), a fall dress with opaque tights, or classic black flats and a short slip underneath (a la Kate Moss)... it always looks great, even with a thrown together outfit as you rush out the door. And if your office is as chilly as mine some days, it'll even look great indoors... making this classic coat worth the investment...

High to low... here's a few picks for fall...


Happy shopping...

Source: Wikipedia Photos: Style Tips, Daily News, J.Crew, Breakfast at Tiffany's

6 comments:

Little Gray Pixel said...

Can you believe I've never owned a trench coat? Neither can I! Now to rectify this injustice ...

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

My dream is to own a Burberry trench one day :)

A Life More Fabulous said...

Already on the fall shopping list...
great picks ;)

t @ now craving said...

How fab does Audrey look?! Love all your picks :)

Sarah Klassen said...

I feel the same as Crystal -- love the classic Burberry trench. It seems so stylish and age appropriate, whether you're 18 or 80.

I think a good trench or two is as essential as the LBD. I have a really pretty black one, that feels more like a dress, and it's my go-to when I'm not feeling my best. It's an instant uplifter!

:)

Apt. #34 said...

I think I need that BR trench right now!

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