The Trench: From Classic to Stand-Out for Winter to Spring

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Burberry Prorsum
Resort 2012
The weather is heating up and it is time for a classic trench coat to accompany your sunglasses. Let the inner Jackie O out, accentuate your waist, and take advantage of one last winter item before the spring weather sets in. Think bright, think classic, and think simplistic sophistication.

My first feature is an incredible, double-breasted, yellow trench that if worn right will accentuate your waist and show everyone that you didn’t just eat during the holiday season. I adore the buttons because their color flows with the yellow, and the zippered front pockets exude a modern twist on the otherwise typical boring trench. Moreover, the pockets keep your small, important belongings safe.

Gallery Double Breasted Trench

→ Buy the Gallery Double Breasted Trench, $138.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


Next up, I found another alternative to the traditional trench coat, and it fits well with my previous post about black and white color scheme clothes. This trench is a shorter version of the typical trench, which gives it versatility over others.

White House Black Market Contrast Cropped Trench Coat

→ Buy the White House Black Market Contrast Cropped Trench Coat, $158.00, at whitehouseblackmarket.com.


Derek Lam gets it done in this lovely orange color. I give this trench two thumbs up because everything about it is perfect: the style, the color, and the unbelievably stylish pockets! You can wear this classic trench during the in between months. Furthermore, this trench is durable so you can wear it for years.

10 Crosby Derek Lam Belted Trench Coat

→ Buy the 10 Crosby Derek Lam Belted Trench Coat, $595.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.


If you have always had a petite frame, then I highly recommend the Rebecca Taylor ruffle jacket because it creates curves where you need them. I wouldn’t recommend this on a curvier gal because of the ruffles and its distinct style. However, I recommend this for smaller ladies so grab this trench and let the jacket speak for itself.

Rebecca Taylor Ruffle Duster Trench Coat

→ Buy the Rebecca Taylor Ruffle Duster Trench Coat, $262.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.


Another option for the more fragile women is this Anthropologie trench. This cool stunner has a double collar that really spices up an otherwise plain and simple color scheme. Keep this in your closet for the rainy day that requires you to look sleek and polished with a little flair.

Anthropologie Glowing Horizons Trench Coat

→ Buy the Anthropologie Glowing Horizons Trench Coat, $188.00, at anthropologie.com.


If you love pink, then consider this next piece for Valentines Day. Check out this pink trench from Banana Republic, its absolutely gorgeous. This simple, straightforward style will never do you wrong unless you don’t appreciate the color pink. Wear this over any old dress or black slacks and you will look like the fashionista of the office.

Banana Republic Pink Trench

→ Buy the Banana Republic Pink Trench, $175.00, at bananarepublic.com; shipping is free on orders of $50+.


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Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.