No closet is complete without a trench coat. This season the classic trench has been given a material update, the result is flowing, lightweight and a perfect transitional thrown-on.
My personal style is a mix of classic and contemporary; I love clean lines, loose layers and above all dressing for comfort. I'm going to show you in collaboration with Urban Outfitters how the lightweight trench can be worn over 3 of my favourite spring looks.
The '70's trend is everywhere right now, and while I love it, a head-to-toe '70s look isn't really me. This made-length denim A-line shape skirt is my nod to the '70's. In keeping with my smart casual style I've juxtaposed the trench and button down shirt with a casual pair of Vans Old Skools. Swap the trainers with a brogue and I've got an easy work outfit.
There's no denying culottes are the silhouette of the season, I for one can't get enough of them. What could be better than a pair of culottes with an elasticated waist, comfortable AND flattering at the same time. I've tucked in a smart white shirt to give me some shape so I look less like a sack of potatoes. Throwing a neutral trench over this outfit offsets the monochrome perfectly- I feel like I could run around all day in this outfit and still look smart.
All white can be a little daunting, but the trench acts as a neutral without interfering with the monochromatic look too much. White is pretty much a magnet for stains, spills and dirt so the trench also acts as a creative cover up. I couldn't think of anything worse than getting dirt on the behind of these culottes. With culottes I say the bigger the better. The stiff denim fabric of this pair gives them a great shape. To avoid looking like I'm wearing a ton of fabric and to define the waist I've paired them with a matching cropped denim tank.
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A massive thank you goes out to Urban Outfitters, the fantastic team and photographer Rekha Garton.