Trench coats are trending this season and we’re coming in hot with some of our fave trench coat looks. Follow along as we give you the deets!
Gail- happily singing in the rain
For my straight size sisters here are some options for you: Trench Coat (see Leslie’s cool option) // Pants // Tshirt
While those April showers bring May flowers don’t let those droplets rain on your fashion parade. Reach for a handy dandy trench coat to keep you warm and dry.
This cute little number is from ASOS Curve and I snagged it in a size U.S. 20. This trench is a double-breasted style with epaulette detailing at the shoulder and combines the olive green and a plaid print which I think is so fun and original. The fabric also has a little bit a stretch but not much.
Now as a short plus size woman this trench is a little on the longer side but that’s nothing that a tailor couldn’t fix.
For some added je ne c’est quoi I added this cool tshirt which is an ode to the blockbuster Marvel Universe hit Black Panther. Suffice it to say I was gaga for this movie and had to snag this shirt! To complete this look I added these white wide leg pants and sneakers.
Leslie’s Trench Coat Traffic Stopper
Trench Coat: Burberry, here are some more budget friendly options: here & here // Hooded Crop Vest: Zara (sold out, similar here) // Printed Sweater Vest: Zara // Shirt: Reitman’s (old, similar here) // Culottes: Zara (old, similar here) // Shoes: Kate Spade //
Y’all! This pandemic is not ending any time soon unfortunately, and I’ve finally come to the conclusion that I’m going to start wearing my work gear rather than pajamas and/or jeans on a daily. I spent my hard-earned coin on those work-wear pieces and I know I can find ways to rock them and still be comfortable, relaxed, and look good too, and this look was the result!
I gotta admit that for a long time I was not into trench coats. I thought it was just something that could not be really fashionable or trendy (I know, what was I thinking?!). Well, my style is an ever-evolving thing, and my coat obsession took hold a few years ago and trench coats had a big part to play!
Trench coats can truly be a timeless piece, so a few years ago I decided to invest a in a good one. That was when I bought my Burberry coat. I love the classic lines and neutral colour. I took some time to figure out what length would work best for me and even deciding on which size to purchase -do I want it really fitted or a bit more relaxed, and this bad boy was the winner!
Fast-forward to present day and you’ll find me always looking for ways to reinvent pieces that I have or ways to just wear them differently. This is where the black hooded, cropped vest came in for the win! Adding this vest to the trench coat creates a whole new look! And since my Burberry trench does not have a hood, the vest provides that added protection built in! Gotta protect ma crown!:-)
For the rest of this look, I pulled out some of my former work wear and made it playful by layering those prints with fun flats. Side note, I am starting to have a hard time wearing heels (OMG!) I love my heels, but this pandemic has me in flats all the time! Thus, I will be refocusing my energies on investing in a few more flats and low-heeled shoes. More to come on that in a future post!
I just love this overall look because I am extremely comfortable, and look much more pulled together than I do in my pj’s!LOL So, I said it before and I’ma say it again; pull out those work pieces y’all, and find ways to make them comfy and cute for your current pandemic life.
And that’s the long & short of it!
Gail & Leslie xoxo
Photo credit: Roseline Bonheur