And making an appearance on the blog and actually sticking to my proposed schedule – ensue SHOCK, HORROR, INSANITY – it’s Millie. (It’s bad that I heard a ‘IT’S JOHNNY’ Shining esque voice in my head while typing that isn’t it?’
I swear to God I’m really trying with the whole schedule thing, part of my new years resolution was to make my content on here a lot more consistent and okay yes I totally failed at that last week but this week we’re gonna do it kids – 3 posts COMING YO WAY.
Even if I want to die of heaven in a never ending pit of Starbucks caramel macchiatos and Dominos, I mean DON’T WE ALL GUYZ? I should probably be doing some real actual work, but nah I’m sitting here dreaming up ideas of all the different trench coats I want to own because I WANT THEM ALL.
I mean Trench coats are a staple right?
Some staples you just never get tired of.
The trench to me is just timeless. It’s such a beautiful Parisian – English classic piece, and I mean I just feel like it suits ANY damn outfit. It’s the most neutral touch to any outfit, and it’s without a doubt one of the things I reach for the most.
My pinterest obsession lately has been making me peer into all the different variations of the trench. Don’t get me wrong I adore my ASOS trench, it was an amazing one, and a total steal for £60 ($120). But I can’t deny that I love the slightly more boyish styles with a stiff, popped collar and buckles wrapped higher up on the sleeves.
I got such a positive little response to my piece last week about Power Dressing and it’s made me not only want to share so much more Fashion content over on the old blog, but also just filled me with confidence to write about certain pieces I never would have had the guts to style just a few short years ago. I’ve wanted a trench literally forever, but I think I was always just a little bit too timid about how it would look paired with certain shoes / bottoms and if I was a little too chubz and short to pull it off. (Trying not to recite the words to I’m a little teapot in my head REAL BAD, but it’s not going well.
The Burberry trench has been on my list pretty much since I realised that trench coats were a thing. When I first started going Vintage clothes shopping at 14/15 I used to peer at them longingly and I just feel like I need one. Plus the popped collar? IT’S DOING THINGS TO ME!
I love the simplicity of this one paired with the blue jeans and white tee – it’s such a classic and timeless look and I just think it’s beautiful.
The lining of the Burberry trench is iconic AF for a reason, I mean just look at it.
These pastel / neutral themed ones are giving me ALL OF THE FEELS. Investing in one like that honestly never would have crossed my mind a few years ago, but now I’m all about that neutral life and give it to meeee. Ones like this are perfect for Spring and just look so effortless when paired with a pair of baby blue jeans and some slip on loafers.
WHERE TO SHOP THEM
So I mean that’s one of the bigger questions isn’t it? What do you look for and how do you decide what is a good buy when it comes to such a wardrobe staple like a Trench? I mean it’s definitely one of the pieces where you want to look for quality over price. Don’t get me wrong – this gal loves a bargain more than she likes Nachos (and omg I like Nachos so much it’s bloody unreal.) But with something that will hopefully be staying in your wardrobe for years and years to come, I’d rather a recognised label than a budget grab. Although saying that I’ve been super impressed by the lasting power of my ASOS one. It hasn’t gone all bobbly and weird, no lasting stains and it’s dry cleaned like a dream. Although I think my next one is definitely going to be an OG Burberry and I am so excited to own it.
How do you guys like to style your trenches? I personally don’t think you can go past a pair of good old jeans and a white tee, but a vintage style tea dress looks just as good and effortless and is super workwear chic, which with my new job leaning more into the corporate sector, that’s something I’m all about.
*Post includes Pinterest images