STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: In the Trenches

Dressing for class, along with the weather, can be tough. In Ohio, we’re currently at that weird in-between of cold mornings and warm afternoons. What is a person to do? Wear their favorite trench coat ,of course! Trench coats are timeless; and for this reason, they are always on-trend. Seriously, people have been wearing trench coats since the early 1900s. We have the inventor, Thomas Burberry, to thank for that; and, yes I do mean that Burberry.

Trench coats are a staple piece in any wardrobe and they can easily be worn in transition seasons like the period in-between fall and winter along with spring and summer. This classic piece is perfect for changing weather because of it’s light nature and if it happens to rain, you’re in luck! Their simplicity makes them easy to wear and allows your personal style to come through whether you choose the style to be classic, contemporary or patterned. Just look at this Fashionisto I found and how he put together his look.

Simplicity is the name of the game here. From a khaki colored trench to a classic denim button-down, everything about this look is timeless and effortless. But there are a few key points of interest in this look. The ombre dye pattern elevates the denim-button down and makes it more current. And the gold watch is a nice accessory because it stands out against the simple colors. Speaking of color, by keeping all his pieces in a neutral color scheme, this Fashionisto is able to mix various shades like khaki, black, navy and brown without clashing. Charcoal boots and a black beanie finish off this Fashionisto’s look. This is one way to classically style a trench coat but don’t be afraid to try out your own style.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Light layers work great when questioning the weather especially a trench coat; it’s easy to wear and style.”