Happy, happy Tuesday, everyone! Today, I would like to share my style tips for a long trench coat.
This week is epic where I live. We have needed rain in the worse way and it came a pouring starting yesterday morning.
I am so happy for our plants, yard, animals…etc. And, it did get me to thinking of style tips for my long trench coat.
While this is a long garment, it is different from the one I showed you yesterday…the one I sent on its merry way out of my closet.
I hope you will allow me to share with you my style tips for a long trench coat and why I particularly love this one.
STYLE TIPS FOR A LONG TRENCH COAT: THIS COAT
After Christmas, I stopped into one of our Nordstrom Racks just to browse around.
My eye caught upon this soft, long trench coat by Melloday.
While it is long, it also flows nicely and is not too voluminous. Something about this long trench coat really attracted me.
The pockets slant upwards which are more flattering than pockets which go straight across.
I can see me wearing this often through spring, because it is not heavy…good for our warmer climate.
The first of my style tips with this long trench coat is to use a razor blade and cut off the belt loops.
Go slowly and carefully to make sure you do not cut a hole in the garment.
I like this better than placing the tie behind me as so many do with trench coats.
I find this to be more flattering with a curvy body and after sitting so long in recovery…I have one BIG curvy body.
STYLE TIPS FOR A LONG TRENCH COAT: COASTAL GRANDMOTHER
I tried this trench coat on with many colors, but decided my best style tip is to own the Coastal Grandmother Chic neutrals.
So going out today, I am wearing it with a lovely deep chocolate brown FOREVER SWEATER by Banana Republic Outlet.
This is a lovely, lightweight sweater and it is still available in 11 colors at a great price…just not this brown. I do own it in a camel and terra cotta color.
Because it is not heavy it is a great layering piece or good for the warmer areas.
The pants are new and from JJILL. These are the PURE JILL AFFINITY SLIM-LEG PANTS in cream…they come in five colors.
Leigh Ann liked the gold. I wanted the cream as an option to white pants for spring. But once I received them, I said…WHY NOT WEAR THEM NOW?
For me, the coastal grandmother chic worked really well with the long trench coat. And is one of my best style tips for the coat.
For those who may be interested, there are a few trench coats still on the market:
STYLE TIPS FOR A LONG TRENCH COAT: ACCESSORIES
My style tips today for accessories was also based on the fact that I decided to go neutrals for this outfit.
I really like the shoe and it is comfy on my one good foot…will let know about the other!
This shoe has a little larger sole to it which is good for the longer trench coat.
This longer coat also looks good with my Vionic Leopard Ballet Flats.
The necklace and bracelet have been mine for a very long time, and were also selected for their addition to a neutral outfit…thought there is a tiny touch of bling on the necklace.
The long necklace is also meant to draw the eyeline down and elongate my look with this longer trench coat.
Overall, I am very pleased with this outfit and will have it on today for going out and about. I am so glad I found this coat at $60.
The review of my style tips are: use a razor blade to remove the tie; for a chic style go all neutral; wear a little higher shoe for the longer trench coat; and select neutral accessories that compliment the overall style.
Does anyone else own a longer trench coat and you have style tips you can offer after wearing it?
Please do. Tomorrow I have a fun street style video which is shorter than the ones we have been watching, and features thrifted items on women of a certain age. I hope you will join me, it is fun.
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