There’s nothing quite like a good coat. You could be wearing the shabbiest outfit underneath (or maybe even nothing at all underneath, if you’re that way inclined) but with a good coat on top, you’ll always look polished and pulled together. A good coat is the ultimate tool for the lazy fashionista.
I was sent this timeless trench coat by Lands’ End – I have a couple of trench coats that I usually save for spring, but the cosy button-in lining (which can be removed for warmer weather) makes this one winter appropriate.
I kept my accompanying outfit quite classic – there’s something about a trench coat that makes me come over all Parisian. I dressed down in denim and stripes with a flash of leopard print and a slick of red lipstick, but that’s the beauty of the trench – it works over an LBD for a fancy night out or over jeans and a tee for a trip down the shops. The ultimate wardrobe multi-tasker.
My pièce de résistance (there’s that French thing again) is this beautiful handmade clutch bag, kindly sent to me by Becky, the lady behind London-based Carried Away. It’s a custom design featuring lots of little birds and I just adore it. And it matches my nails. Perfect.
This amazing illustration of the bloggers involved in the Lands’ End project, wearing different pieces from their outerwear collection, was created by Natalie Lines.
Do you have a classic trench coat in your wardrobe? Let me know how you’d style it!