While an affinity for a classic biker jacket remains as firm as ever, especially at the commencement of winter, so does my new found love and affection for the stylish trench coat. My adoration for the humble trench coat seemingly grows day by day. Simultaneously as such collections for various trench coat styles, lengths and textures grow to somewhat unhealthy proportions. I guess it’s their flattering form and when it comes to longer lengths, particularly those maxi ones, I just can’t help but deliciously sashay about and that in itself has me deeply enchanted and caught in their spell. I can only describe such moments and feelings akin to that iconic and resplendent PG version of Marilyn’s infamous vent moment. Windswept and alluring. A scene you can’t help but admire for all its frivolity. At least that is how I envision I too look, despite being rather ungraceful on my own two left feet.
This particular admiration for a certain sartorial piece is bordering obsessive now. So what does one actually do with copious options? Thankfully such pieces are ideal year-round, especially a trench coat that is on the lighter side of fabric, like the one featured above which is chiffon. Overall a trench coat is perfect for layering during the cold or adding an air of effortless cool during the warmer months. And paired with denims of all lengths and styles. It even embraces and envelops dresses happily. Something which I look forward to utilising on an upcoming trip to Portugal. The only thing left is for me to strictly cull down my babies and select one or two pieces to pack and accompany me on my travels, something which shall be no easy feat.
Photos by Elizabeth Oro