I shared the dresses you should have as part of your capsule previously, and on Wednesday I confessed that due to my full wardrobe, I will not be purchasing anything I don’t need. Only the essentials.
Part of the wardrobe essentials is a piece that would be perfect for autumn and winter – in fact, it would even be great for spring when the weather isn’t quite warm yet, but you still need something to help keep you warm. I’m talking about the trench coat. A capsule piece perfect for almost all three seasons of the year and can be layered on the inside and dressed up or down.
Defined as loosely belted raincoat in a military style, it actually originated from the type of coats worn by soldiers in the trenches, hence the name trench coat. These days though, the trench coat is as much a necessity as it is a stylish accessory.
While there are many different cuts, styles, colours and these days even prints, to choose from, I’m a more classic kind of girl, preferring something that will transcend time. A simple double breasted style, in a single colour – preferably in a light or dark shade.
You could of course go for bolder colours, but to keep to a safer, more versatile choice, it’s best to keep to either a tan, camel, beige for a light coat or a navy or black for the darker version. And yes, it’s an item that you CAN splurge on as a good quality trench will last a long time and through any fashion fads. So, my recommendation is to have two – one in a light and the other in a darker shade.