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 a Trench
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? :)
Style a Trench
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.
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!
***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..