When it comes to my personal style, I spend a lot of time trying to accomplish the anti-trend. So much of fashion is in now – out tomorrow. I would much rather fill my closet with timeless classics.
One such piece to invest in, is the camel trench coat. It is fashionable in its sophistication yet functional in cold weather.
Sounds like a perfect combination to me.
The Trench has sustained itself through many decades of fashion. It is androgynous at its core making it allowable for both Men and Women to wear.
Q: What do Bob Dylan, Meryl Streep in Kramer vs. Kramer, Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw in Love Story have in common?
A: The trench coat
According to Wikipedia,”Invention of the trench coat is claimed by both Burberry and Aquascutum. Aquascutum’s claim dates back to the 1850s, while Thomas Burberry, the inventor of gabardine fabric, submitted a design for an army officer’s raincoat to the United Kingdom War Office in 1901.”
It ultimately doesn’t matter who created the trench coat design because I know this trendy, anti-trend, anomaly will continue to remain relevant each Winter season.
Luella says…Classic Camel, Timeless Trench
(A couple of styles below are NOT true trench coats. I included them anyway.)
Brave the Winter weather in style. As Man of Class said, “It is almost always necessary to sport a trench coat.”
Now go get yours.
I’m in the mood for Autumn. Growing up in the Midwest, Fall was represented by the changing of the trees and a brisk cool turn in the weather. It marked a time when we had to officially transition our wardrobes into “Winter wear”. Now I live in Southern California and the transition is a bit more subtle. Either way, I love this time of year. It makes me want to cook hearty food, light musky, earthy candles and have a fire in the fireplace. It makes me want to snuggle.
Dresses truly are year round MUST staples. (At least in my closet.) They are easy and comfortable and depending upon where you are reading from, can be underneath the layers you may have to add-on. While there are a couple Dreaming price point dresses below, the majority are Steals. Don’t believe me, click and find out.
A rule of thumb, is to try to create a nice balance in your closet of all price/designer ranges. Remember Sharon Stone wore a Gap turtleneck with a Valentino trumpet skirt to the Oscars back in 1996. Don’t be afraid to pair one of the choices below with an unexpected riding boot, close-toed wedge or flats. (They were the craze this season on the runway!) Fashion is your chance to make a statement. Be bold.
Let’s get Dressed.
Top Shop Every Day Dress
Ruche Fairytale Dress
Velvet Cotton Drama Dress
Diane Von Furstenberg Celia Dress
ModCloth Go Dress
TOPSHOP Tea Trim Dress
See by Chloe Lace Dress
Ruche Thinking of Home Dress
Dolce Vita Dress
Daughters of the Revolution Kitty Dress
Elizabeth and James Doris Belted Dress
Free People Crochet Sweater Dress
TOPSHOP Black Bubble Dress
Ted Baker Silk Kimono
Top Shop Black Flower Embellished Dress
Kain Label Puff Sleeve Dress
Asos Frill Back Dress
Asos Numph Hexagonal Dress
Planet Blue's Otis and Maclain Striped Dress
Marni Striped 30's Dress
Loeffler Randal Overlay Dress
A/Wear Garden Dress
Try and find a moment every day that is a cause for celebration. I give you permission to have a From Me, To Me day today. Go get yourself a little something special.