Choosing your cream trench coat means that you’ll spend a bit of time researching magazines, fashion blogs and perhaps Instagram. I’ll spare you the search. Either you’re getting your Autumn outfits ready for the season or you’re getting your hands on pieces that will make a statement for you this season, this post will show you how to choose your statement trench coat which is a must-have for me.
Look at the overall appearance of the trench
I’ve seen different types of coats. The fabric can either ‘make or break’ a coat. Make sure your fabric looks of high-quality and it’s thick enough. Waterproof material is an added plus of course, especially if you live in London. Stay away from sheer fabric because not only it won’t keep you warm, but it will look cheap.
TIP: Try the coat on and if it feels heavy, then that’s the one you want.
- Decide on a good length for you
Depending on where you want your cream coat to fall, you want to make sure the length is good for your height. For me, I wanted it to be really long as almost all my outdoor wear is shorter. If you’re looking for a long one too, just make sure your boots can be seen, otherwise you’ll look short.
TIP: Don’t try it on with high heels unless you’re only going to wear it with high heels.
- Look out for features that make it special
Now, the fun part! You want to make a statement – pick items that have cool features. The feature that makes this cream coat stand out is the sleeve detail. Some coats can have badges or stickers. Others can have a cool chain on the top part. It’s up to your personal preference here.
TIP: Look for your coat in unique places such as clothes markets or even vintage stores. Gems are hiding there. That’s how I found mine.
- Add a leather belt
Replace the boring strap with a brown leather belt. The belt will give your coat a nice proportion – tight on your waist and loose on the bottom. You will look impeccable!
TIP: Choose a medium width belt. Too narrow – it won’t have the desired effect; too wide – it will be too much.
I hope I helped you in choosing your cream statement coat for Autumn. I just wanted to ask you: How many coats do you have for the season and which one is your favourite from your personal collection?
Lots of love,