Every now and then I like to share a Wardrobe Essential that I think you should have in your closet. For women’s fashion, I feel that a Wardrobe Essential is a classic piece that looks good on pretty much everyone that also withstands the test of time: it ALWAYS looks good and never goes out of style. When it comes to personal style, classic wardrobe essentials are, well…essential! If you don’t have anything else in your wardrobe, you should have these items for sure!
Today, I’m highlighting the oh-so-lovely and classic Trench Coat! I’ve got to say that this is probably one of my favorite wardrobe pieces of all time. Here some quick, fun facts about trench coats:
- They’re actually a relic of military dress originally spearheaded by the now-famous fashion house, Burberry
- These coats were designed to highly functional for warfare – they were waterproof, breathable, and provided great camouflage in certain environments (introducing the popular khaki color!)
- Over many decades, trench coats made their way from being military garb to highly fashionable outerwear for men and women
Why You Need a Trench Coat in Your Life
I love trench coats because they always look so chic and you can wear them with ANYTHING: jeans, dresses, suits, boots, heels, flats, whatever! They have a great way of dressing up a look, dressing it down, or complementing it just right! The best benefit of having a trench coat is that you can wear it year-round and it always looks super stylish.
The most classic trench coats come in khaki, but you definitely aren’t limited to that color. Trenches come in a variety of colors from bold reds and blues, to softer hues, as well as neutrals like black, white, and gray. There’s an array of fabrics you choose from like cotton, cashmere, and wool; and they come in various lengths that suit your height, personal style and the time of year.
BURBERRY – Master of the Trench Coat
Ladies, hands down, Burberry trenches are where it’s at. If you’re in the market for a new trench coat, make the investment and get yourself a Burberry. They offer so many different styles, colors, and textures – you can begin your own little collection! Other popular designers such as Michael Kors and VINCE offer trench options as well, but nothing beats a Burberry trench!
Need help finding the right trench coat for you? Or want to style your current trench into a new look? Contact me to set up an appointment!
Roxanne Carne is a recognized Personal Stylist the DC metro area styling women in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, and virtually! Visit www.roxannecarne.com to discover how she can help you define your style!
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