Hey Peeps! My outstation friends always complain that I could wear a variety of clothing in Bangalore in throughout the year and they can’t. Do you think it’s true? No, it’s not. I hardly feel the mercury dipping down to chill the bones in Bangalore and miss wearing my trench coat, gloves, leather boots and so many winter outfits. I have always been a fan of classic Hollywood movies and adore celebrities sashaying around in a trench coat.
The trench coat trend
While I am on the lookout for occasions to don the classic long coat, I have seen people not buying trench coats as they feel it would gather dust in their wardrobes for the most part of the year in India? I love this classic checkered trench coat by Shein as it won’t be bogged down by shifting trends and would keep me warm and stylish for years. So, if your concern is that your wintery style statement might get outdated in one season, always opt for a timeless piece.
A wardrobe Essential?
Definitely, it is. A trench coat is classically inclined basic that you can always spot a fashionista styling. When talking about layering we always concentrate on a leather jacket, denim jacket, sweatshirt, shrug etc. A trench coat can be used in both spring and winters. I love carrying trench coat over other winter essentials as they are always snazzy. The trenchcoat is a closet staple which helps to pull off any look.
Shein Longline Coat Review
I have reviewed Shein’s outfit (The Black CatSuit) a few months ago here. This classic piece had a sophisticated chequered pattern on neutral black and it is a tag oversized. It falls down to below your knees offering solid protection from the elements.
My only gripe is the lack of a belt or fastening, but can be easily styled with a neutal black broad belt from your wardrobe. Not a burden on your purse, this trench coat is reasonably priced at Rs 2,904. The fabric is 100% polyester and non-stretchable. I recommend it to all. Big thumbs up from my side.
Styling Tips to Wear a Trench Coat
Always focus on fit
Come out of the fear of body shaming and never buy an oversized trench coat. Always check for the right shoulder width and sleeves should not fall much beyond your wrist .
Go to Look is your style trend
If you want to rock the long coat effortlessly, opt for the street style look rather than focusing too much on styling. Avoid blingy jewellery and loud statement pieces.
Beyond classic colours
Appart from classic colours like beige and black, if you can, give bolder colours a shot. Try out red, burgundy, brown etc.
Pair it with slim fit denims
This accentuates your height. Trench coat with a pencil fit jeans and suitable heels always makes women sassier than ever.
Don’t share the spotlight
There is no harm in wearing a bodycon dress with a trench coat but let the main focus be on the trench coat. Go for a contrast colour and always opt for a classic colour/pattern.
I know, you would not get a chance to wear one in most parts of India right now. However, arent summer vacations around the corner? And who can resist the charm of an inviting hill station during these months?
In fact, I had got this feature shoot done in the lovely hills of Ooty a while ago.
So girls, if you want to slay claasic style in hills, ditch the bomber jacket and pick up the trench coat.
Until the next time.