STYLE GURU STYLE: Timeless Trench Coat

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There is one item that no matter the weather or the event, is the perfect layer. It’s the timeless trench coat. For its resort ’15 runway show, Burberry Prorsum aced combining the neutral colors of its emblematic trench coat with pencil skirts, delicate lace pieces and summery colors. Inspired by Britain’s rainy weather and watercolors, the collection is a majestic ensemble of simple pieces. Not to mention that the key item is the trench coat. However, having the classic trench coat wasn’t enough to make this collection summer worthy. That is why they took it up a notch with velvety trench coats, lace trench coats, even ombré trench coats!

I chose this runway show because it reminds me of an easy, breezy summer. Each outfit put together seemed very nautical and I was inspired by Boston’s harbor to recreate this simple, yet elegant look. I know the geniuses at Burberry Prorsum were inspired by gloomy weather, but I can picture myself choosing outfits inspired by them this summer. I chose the iconic trench coat as the layer to my outfit. Since it’s short, landing just at the hips, it is appropriate for warmer weather. Also, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to wear a pencil skirt which was the second protagonist of the Burberry Prorsum runway, so I decided to wear a simple white lace dress for a fresh and young look.

One of my favorite things to do in Boston is take a walk by the bay. You suddenly forget the endless winter and you enjoy the sea breeze, the warmth and a nice walk. However, it gets chilly at night and if you’re going for a walk you’ll need some layers. Usually my first pick for layers isn’t a trench coat. I typically think of it as just a rainy day piece. However, the Burberry Prorsum show inspired me to chose a neutral and crisp trench coast for my Boston excursions.

This summer, dare to be feminine and flirty. I always thought you needed color to stand out, but this resort ’15 show inspired me to go for neutrals and maritime feels for the summer. Keep it simple and clean just like this outfit which I’m sure is my new go-to when I’m craving some harbor.

Get my look: 1. A crisp trench coat. 2. A simple white lace dress. 3. A pair of flirty strappy sandals.


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