Fashion FridayJanuary 31, 2009

Fashion Fridays: The Perfect Trench

My friend Jen and I have been on a quest for the PERFECT trench coat for a good two years now and we both still do not own one. If money were no object, you would find us both at Burberry picking out one for each other while sipping champagne and toasting to our flawless taste- alas, we can’t spend that kind of cash at the present moment. So why has it taken us so long to find one? Because when it comes to a trench coat, I am one pick motherf*cker. I want a tailored fitting, classically styled trench with simple buttons, flat lying or no epaulets (my shoulders are broad enough) and a mid thigh to knee length. No ruffles, so sheen, no fancy buttons, no extra “styling”, no colors- just a clean, classic, beautifully fitting coats that will look as good on me now as it will when I’m 80. Oh, and it needs to be under $400. Is that so much to ask?
No one could rock a trench quite like Jackie O- and only Audrey could wear it as a bathrobe and look so cute! It’s been staple in wardrobes forever, and will continue to be for many generations to come…


Burberry’s two versions shown here are the classic and most desired, but the price tag is not exactly economical!

Club Monaco throws their hat int he ring with this stone colored coat and Banana’s version in a creamier tan color:

Only got $50? No problem- Old Navy has got you covered.
A.P.C. takes on the trend and keeps it streamlined and a tad shorter.


Theory never strays from it’s simple, classic lines and the trench is the perfect item for them to craft! And London Fog is known for their trenches and this updated silhouette on Overstock could save you some money too.

But my favorite this year, which I tried on today and LOVED is JCrew’s version. I would throw my full support (i.e. my wallet) behind it- under $300, not too long or too short, the perfect medium khaki color and just enough classic details to make it timeless, but not so many you feel trendy. Done and DONE.

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