Are you a fan of trench coats? I’ve worn the same long black one for over 25 years. It was costly when I bought it but it’s begun to look sad and tired so I need to retire it. I want to replace it with a paler version so I’m trying a few on for size. Today I’m styling a single-breasted swing trench coat in a soft, cool-toned khaki.
I found this one at Loft and think it holds plenty of potential. They also make it in navy…which I love…but I’m hoping for an even lighter color.
It has clean lines, devoid of the bells and whistles that many classic trench coats have. There are no front gun flaps, epaulettes, back flaps, or D-rings on the sleeve straps so it has a feminine vibe that appeals to me. It does have front welt pockets and a back vent which I always love on any coat.
The swing shape means this polished coat swishes as you walk. I don’t know about you, but I love things that swish:) It has a nice generous collar you can pop up to keep the wind out, or just for attitude. This day, I popped it for the wind, but I usually do it for the attitude.
BTW – Here’s How to Pop a Collar and Keep it Up
This coat is machine washable, 100% cotton, sized from XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a small. Loft makes many of their garments in petite, but not this coat. Because I have a long torso, the belt is at the right place for me but the sleeves had to be folded under an inch. Since there’s no detailing at the very bottom of the sleeve, it’s easy to hem.
I’m wearing it over a cashmere sweater you first saw me wearing here. I love these sweaters! The price was great to start with…but it’s now marked down to 50% off. And if camel isn’t your thing, they still have some other colors left.
The sweater and coat go so well with my favorite scarf, I couldn’t resist wearing it again:) I told you you’d get tired of seeing me wear this. It comes in multiple sizes. Mine is the large 135cm x 135cm wool and silk version.
My leopard belt and the Aligator texture of my bag add a fun pop of texture to this neutral look. The weave on my shoes adds even more. I went old school matching my handbag and shoes. Even the hardware on my belt, shoes, bag, and earrings match. I don’t do it often but when I do, it just feels right. It’s also a foolproof way to accessorize.
I have these shoes in black, without the hardware, and have worn them into the ground! These brown ones are almost sold out, so here they are without the horse bit. They are one of the softest leather you’ll ever put on your feet and so comfy.
SHOP THE LOOK
The wind wreaked havoc on my hair while we were grabbing these pictures yesterday. Our weather has been insane! What you also may notice is the swelling I got from the V-beam procedure last week. I’m just barely able to cover the purple marks from where they zapped my broken capillaries, but the swelling is harder to cover:)
Are you a fan of trench coats?