Thrift + Style: A Trench Coat | Thriftanista in the City

9.15.2013

Thrift + Style: A Trench Coat

Trench coat weather has arrived in the city. Luckily I have 9 thrifted versions in my closet right now. I am a vintage trench coat fiend. The purple trench is my favorite but I'm still keeping my eye out for the traditional tan color. If I find a Burberry, you will hear me holler from your computer screen. I also have big dreams of a trench coat refashion. But alas, most of my diy projects don't happen as quickly as the sequin skirt.

thrift and style a vintage trench coat


Thrift a Trench

thrifted trench coat

The price of coats are generally higher during the months you need it. Start your search before the season.

Look for one with a nice cozy lining if you're fortunate enough to live in a city with 2 days of fall and 200 days of winter. 

If it has good "bones" and you think you'll have it for a while, have new buttons and hardware added for a updated look.

You can also have a seamstress cut the coat to a desired length.

Shop The Thriftanista Closet...who saw that coming? :)

thrifted burberry style trench coat

Style a Trench

thrift a vintage trench coat

Wear anything under your trench coat or nothing at all...

If you're wearing a classic light color trench, pair with darker clothing or accessories for a nice contrast.

Swap out the original belt with a cute scarf or a studded belt.

spy-coat-trench

Add a trench coat over an ultra glam outfit for a casual, chic look.

Visit my Trench Coat Pinterest board for more options and style ideas. The Burberry with the gold hardware and blingy shoulders has to be my next diy! Ahhhmazing!

style a thrifted trench coat

***in other news***

I look a little off (not crazy just blah) in the pictures. I think it has something to do with wearing boots today. Here's where my annual cold weather meltdown happens..

Linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday MingleThrifters Anonymous, and What I Wore Wednesday.

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