I finally donated my old black trench coat last year. I’d spent, what seemed like a fortune at the time, and wore the heck out of it for 20+ years, so I got my money’s worth. I have a pale pink Talbots trench I love, but its color limits what I can wear it with so this year, I bought this classic spring trench coat.
When I spotted this one from Loft, it seemed like just what I’ve been hunting for. Rather than make a statement like the colored ones, this trench feels like a clean slice of white bread that will go with everything.
The name says swing, but I find it a straight and relaxed fit. It’s got a long back vent for ease of movement and button tabs on the sleeves…otherwise, it’s simple, sleek, and classic.
All the doodads have been left off this classic spring trench coat which makes it more versatile. The single-breasted style is generically slimming and the almondine color is a neutral beige.
Even the belt is void of the buckles that many camel trench coats come with. This unfussy coat will be a workhorse in my wardrobe for years to come. It comes in regular and petite, sizes XXS-XXL. I am wearing a small petite here and find the sleeves a bit short so I ordered the regular small, and am happier with the fit.
I treasure this umbrella which was a gift from my husband back in the 80s. Now they call it vintage. There are lots of them available used on eBay. One of my favorite parts of this umbrella is the amazing wooden handle which I often hang my handbag on when I’m trying to carry lots of things.
Under the trench, I’m wearing my favorite stretch, washable crepe Eileen Fisher pants which I snap up every time a new color goes on sale. They wash like a dream and are perfect for travel because they’re as comfy as leggings but look more polished.
Do you have a classic trench coat or are you a fan of fun colors?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.