The Tale of Two Trenches: The Basic Black Coat

Outfit details: 7 For Mankind denim, Banana Republic cowl neck sweater (last year), Banana Republic black trench coat, Nina black lace shoes, L.L. Bean camo tote, hat from Bloomingdales.

Outfit details: 7 For Mankind denim, Banana Republic cowl neck sweater (last year), Banana Republic black trench coat, Nina black lace shoes, L.L. Bean camo tote, hat from Bloomingdales.

Our attack on the rain continues as we explore two different styles of the trench coat- the color pop and the basic black. (If you missed it, check out Kimberly's post from earlier this week showing her favorite red trench.

A colorful trench is always fun, especially if you tend to wear a lot of neutrals or blacks. If your wardrobe has more colors and prints, then we recommend going for a classic black or beige trench. That way it won't compete with what you are wearing underneath.

Classic black also allows you to incorporate color through your accessories. Add a bright hat, print bag or let your favorite sweater peak out from underneath. For a more streamlined look, you can never go wrong with an all black ensemble (that may be the East Coast in me talking).

Pro tip: on days when you don't need to button your coat, tie the belt in a bow behind your back to give the coat a more fitted look.

Stay Styish,
M&K

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