One of my biggest pet peeves is not knowing which jacket to wear when it’s not cold but not hot outside. Doesn’t this annoy the eff out of you as well?
If your answer was yes, then allow me to introduce you to each other: trench coat, meet stranger. Stranger, meet trench coat. I guarantee you two will be the best of friends and will go everywhere together in these gloomy late spring/early summer days. And for my family members reading this: no emergency credit cards were hurt in the process (be proud, Dad!).
The newest addition to my ever-growing jacket collection was actually a thrift shop find at T2 Leuven, one of my fave vintage shops ever. For the first time in forever, I honestly did stop and think before I got this coat. After careful consideration, however, I decided that trench is indeed a necessity and that I couldn’t give up the chance of owning my very own vintage Burberry trench coat. You heard me.
You may not realize it immediately, but a trench coat is an excellent ally. This timeless and effortless piece will keep you warm when it’s not hot enough to step outside without a top on, but also not cold enough that your nipples will be able to cut glass.
I for one never thought I needed a trench coat, nor thought that I could ever wear one, but once again, Europe proved me wrong. I felt effortlessly gracious and elegant wearing it, and I know I’ll have plenty of other chances to sport this look again, so I now consider this coat an investment. And y’all thought I’m just a shopaholic. Ha!
And speaking about enjoying things, this is a look I really really enjoyed wearing. I’m finally at a point in my life where I’m finally confident to wear what I want and how I want to -as long as I don’t actually commit any fashion crimes, ofc. Plus, seeing some more diversity in fashion, and having influencers of all backgrounds (models, designers, bloggers) redefine the traditional definition of beauty has had nothing but a positive impact on those of us who have always felt a little bit on the outside. Take it from someone who would literally avoid getting things he wanted because he thought he wasn’t hot enough for them, and now runs his own -little but quite promising- fashion blog. (I know I’m delusional and I should get over myself and stop telling people what to wear but what if it actually gets me somewhere cool, like say, the Condé Nast offices?) So I invite you to get involved in the ongoing fashion revolution.
Baby steps though; so how about you jump into the trench trend first?
Trench coat: Burberry; vintage.
Photo creds: @marie.liese xxxxx
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