May 10, 2019

The Terrific Trench

Posted By: Terri
Category: Wardrobe basics
Audrey Hepburn in Sunset Blvd /Courtesy Getty Images

A stylish trench is a Classic wardrobe staple. It’s the layering piece every woman needs. The trench coat can elevate your look and can be worn…rain or shine.

Style Tips:

First and foremost invest in a trench that fits you to a T. The trench shape should fit your fame and flatter your figure. Pay special attention to the length. Think: not to long,not to short…. Just right!

A trench coat is best when lined. It allows the fabric to drape better over your body.

Details of your trench matter. Check button quality and buttonholes to insure stitching is secure. Also take note of even top stitching and secure belt loops. Lastly, the belt- does it slide through the belt loops with ease and is it long enough?

Buy well…. Buy Once! . The trench is a style staple that can be in your wardrobe rotation for years to come. Purchase the best quality trench that you can afford. If it’s going to hang in your closet for years to come it best be something that you love wearing with confidence and a “bit of happy.”

Christie Brinkley in a Stylish Trench Image Courtesy of DailyMail.com
Image Courtesy of Juliana Parisiblog
Trench Coats aren’t just for rainy day..stylish for Summer when the temps dip a bit.
Topshop Trench $170.00

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Mar 8, 2019

In the Trench(s)

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

While many parts of the country are still covered in snow and dealing with freezing temps,here in LA we have been deluged with rain for weeks. Thank goodness I planned ahead (way ahead) and happen to have a bevy of trench coats at the ready. (Translation-I have a major coat addiction and own quite a selection(8 and counting) to choose from hanging in my closet. A girl has got to have options. Right?!

The trench coat is a closet staple. It never goes out of style and if you purchase one in a flattering fit and color you will wear it forever. Promise!

If your looking to add a trench coat to your wardrobe- THINK: Basic… COLOR: tan or black STYLE: single or double breasted and preferably belted. Fit is key. Take your time and search until you find the the perfect style for your shape and lifestyle. The basic trench is an absolute investment piece. Remember the mantra-Buy Well…. Buy Once.

Piped Trench $270 (Anthropologie.com)
Mackage Iva Neotrench Jacket $450.00 (Revolve.com)
Burberry Sisel Trench $790.00 (Bloomingdale’s.com)

If you already own a basic trench why not consider branching out with a different color,fabrication or style….

A.W.A.K.E. Deconstructed Trench $1,155.00 (Shopbop.com)

Leopard Print Mac $130.00 (Topshop.com)
Belted Trench Coat $130.00 Topshop.com

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Mar 17, 2014

In the Trenches with Banana Republic….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Wardrobe basics

Flared Trench $225.00

Spring officially starts in  4 days and as we all know Spring “usually” brings with it the chance of showers…( unless you live in California ,where we are smack dab in the middle of one of the worst draughts in history) but back to the Spring showers. With rain on the way you might find yourself in need of a fabulous trench coat and here is where I can help. There I was just popping into my nearest Banana Republic on Sunday and whah-lah I spotted the perfect little trench.

Can we say ADOORABLE! Trust me it is  soooo cute on! If you need a few more options from Banana Republic  might I suggest:

Leopard Print Short Trench $175.00

 

Gingham Trench $175.00

New Classic Trench $225.00

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Apr 23, 2012

Trench Love…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

 Trench Love…

Remember…back in the day when trench coats were only available in  one color-Beige. Now I’m not saying that beige is boring but when the weather is a bit on the dull and dreary side it’s nice to have options.  Right? Right!  Today fashion has gone full throttle when it comes to the trench coat and it’s available  in a bevy of beautiful shades and styles ! How fabu for you.! So the next time the weather takes a turn to the dull and dreary opt for a color or style of trench that will brighten your day!

The”Trench” in sunny styles and shades….

 St. John Trench Coat $598.00 Saks FIfth Avenue

 

Victoria’s Secret Trench $128.00

 Michael Kors Animal Print Trench $2, 695.00 @ Nordstrom

 If you do prefer the standard  beige color trench-consider a coat with stylish features and add a POP of color in your shoes/boots or bag.

All images courtesy of Pinterest

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Mar 23, 2011

Trench Time.

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion
 

First comes Spring…Then comes the rain!

When you find yourself dodging a downpour-the best fashion defense is sporting a perfect trench. I have sung the praises of this wardrobe staple before, but it bears repeating. Every Glamour Girl and I do mean EVERY… should have a classic trench coat that fits her to a capital T.

The Trench is a wardrobe staple that will NEVER go out of style when purchased in the right color, silhouette and length for your shape.  If you can only purchase one trench, then buy the best quality that you can afford in a neutral color…think traditional tan, black or navy. Pay special attention to proportion aka length of trench (mid-knee works best) and seek a perfect fit in the arm length and shoulder width. (Alterations are key -and hems are an easy and affordable quick fix by a reputable tailor). Zip- out linings are preferred but at the very least make sure the coat is lined. Last but not least take note of the “extra” detailing: terrific top-stitching well made buttons and belt buckles, and pockets that don’t pucker.

Every Glamour Girl knows that even during a downpour you can have a sunny disposition when you’re wearing a terrific-looking, tailored- just- for- you Trench. 

 

 

Betsy Johnson Eyelet Trim Trench $98.00 Nordstrom

 

Tahari "Evelyn" Ruffle Front Trench $138.00 Nordstrom

 

 

Burberry-The Brand Built around THE Classic Trench Coat

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Apr 14, 2009

In the Trenches

Posted By: Terri
Category: Wardrobe basics

 Spring is finally here!!!! I know, I know, the calendar says that Spring “officially” started March 20, but tell that to anyone living east of the Rookies, where snow fell until April 4  of this year and they will beg to differ! It seems that the onset of Spring coincides with Easter/Passover or whichever one falls first-I think it personally has something to do with the whole Easter bonnet thing which P.S. no one seems to be wearing-as I see pastel brim hats marked at 75% off in the department store-but I digress.  So back to the onset of spring-fashionably speaking! By this time women in the colder climates have “so had it” with 19 layers of clothing to keep them warm and want a little something to actually show off their figures and make them feel bright even on a rainy day. Low and behold designers have taken the classic trench and turned this standard staple apparel item into a fashion statement Thank you fashion Gods!

Tahari Satin Trench

Tahari Satin Trench

Michael Kors Trench on sale at Nordstrom $118.00

Michael Kors Trench on sale at Nordstrom $118.00

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