No. It’s never too early. So, let’s talk trench coats for fall styling. Today, I’m styling two versions: a floral and a classic tan. You be the judge–traditional or a new look?
Trench coats have been around the fashion scene for some time. They never go out of style and show up in every fall fashion show in one form or another.
Ever wondered where the term trench coat comes from? First used by the military with a fabric to repel water, they were a staple for the men during World War I where the coat was literally worn in the trenches. This fabric, invented by Burberry (Yes, THE Burberry as we know it today!) was called gabardine. But the first iteration of this coat came from 100 years before WWI and was called the “mac” after the man who invented it: Charles Macintosh. Finally, the trench coat became famously styled by movie stars including Audrey Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve, Marilyn Monroe and Bridgit Bardot. As you all know, the classic style of this coat is still popular today. Hence, this post, styling two trench coats for fall.
The neutral trench coat
The tan trench coat is still the classic version today. I have to admit to a bit of bias toward this basic look and color. It looks fabulous with everything! The trench coat worn with a turtleneck was a look made popular in the 1960’s and is a favorite for me. As you will see…
Traditional features include a double-breasted button front, with epaulets on the shoulders and lower part of the sleeves. These details come from the military influence and give the coats the tailored look that is so crisp and clean. This particular coat is by Nuage. I picked it up in Northern Michigan for a great price. I love the simplicity of this coat and the fact that it is machine washable. The fabric is soft and silky. You can see that it’s a simple button front, which is also popular. Trench coats today come in all styles and colors and can have hoods, be long or short, include zip-in lining (or not) and lots of other features. I am showing you just a few that also come in the traditional tan color here:
The skinny pants are very uniquely designed with a watch plaid fabric. How cool is that? A traditional plaid but in a newer style. Love it!
The floral trench coat
This next version of the trench coat is a very unique coat. The floral fabric is absolutely gorgeous with lavender, red, pink and green patterned flowers on a pink background. The details are classic trench coat, but with a new twist. The tulip or rounded front adds a nice detail, too. It’s beautifully made.
How fab is this coat? I just had to style it with my lilac suede heels!
Unfortunately, it is just a bit too much for my frame. Do you agree? It’s a size small, but I don’t think a smaller size would solve the length and proportions. Of course, my husband thinks it’s a very pretty bathrobe. Men!! This coat would look amazing on one of you taller ladies! If you want to make an entrance in a unique and fabulous coat, this is for you!
The colors in the fabric were a perfect fit with my lilac cross-front sweater and aubergine jeans from the #NSale. If you missed that post and the info on those pieces, you can see it here.
You can see it’s never too early to talk about trench coats for fall! Lol! It seems far away after all the heat we are experiencing, but fall will arrive before you know it. And a trench coat is one of those basic wardrobe staples that you can wear for years to come. As Humphrey Bogart famously said, while styling a very classic trench coat himself, “Here’s looking at you kid.”