STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Blanket Coats and Leather Totes

Style Advice of the Week

As I’ve noted before, trench coats are a classic item that have proven the test of time in the fashion world. The iconic trench we’ve seen for decades is a style staple, but, today I’d like to introduce you to its first cousin, the fashion trench.

This Fashionista’s peachy mauve trench coat is a super cute relative to the classic trench and is a genius re-invention for milder days. In place of a heavier material, this jacket features lighter weight fabric that has a silky linen-like look to it. Because of this, the jacket’s panels have a perfect cascading appearance as opposed to a more structured one. For that reason, this coat can also be referred to as the blanket coat. The collar panels on this topper give off a carefree vibe due to the fact that they are casually held together by a tie-belt as opposed to fastened in place by buttons. This untailored wrap style is almost reminiscent of a flirty robe that has been converted into a street-style item. This jacket is just too cute and dresses up any average look. For a similar style, try this blanket coat by Cheap Monday.

The other item that I absolutely love about this look is this Fashionista’s pair of denim pants that have trendy Aztec embellishments running along the outer seam. AG Jeans first introduced this style and due to its popularity other retailers, like Urban Outfitters and Tobi, have made them available to every Fashionista.

Another great element that was thrown into this look is this Fashionista’s distressed leather backpack. This book bag adds to her look instead of taking away from it like some other bulky book bags that can be seen around campus. This bag can be worn with so many different looks and is a great piece for anyone to add to his or her collection of bags and totes. If you choose to splurge on a genuine leather sack, this one by Madewell will be an item you’ll have forever.



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