style   //   August 21, 2013

FALL SHOPPING: TRENCH COATS

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It’s always around this time every year that I starting itching for a new season. Don’t get me wrong. I love the simplicity of summer – easy dressing that doesn’t require much effort, just those quick slip-on-and-go kinds of pieces. But around the third week of August, I start   craving a change. I’m ready for a wardrobe switch. The other day I started thinking about the pieces I’m most excited to pull out of storage for fall: my Rag & Bone boots, my cozy knits, and, most of all, my trench coat.

Of all my outerwear, my trench coat is the one piece I come back to year after year. Just like a leather jacket, the trench is one of those eternally cool pieces. It’s been a staple of everyone’s from Jackie O. to Kate Moss. There’s nothing more classic, and it goes with everything. It makes for a perfect transition piece, too, since it’s so lightweight. While I love the look of a no-frills style like this one or this one, I’m also eyeing some of the updated versions, too. There’s this splurge-worthy one with leather sleeves, or – for a more budget-friendly option – this one with contrasting trim. (If you’re looking for a major steal, check out this Target one.) It doesn’t matter which style you choose. You simple cannot go wrong with a trench coat.

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