With 60 degree temperatures in December, I think it’s safe to say that the weather has been finicky this year. When I visited NYC a few weeks ago, I knew a trench coat was the perfect item to bring. Trench coats are great for several reasons. Most importantly, they look incredibly chic. On top of their appearance, trench coats keep you warm without making you hot and that is important with unpredictable temperatures.
The Burberry Trench Coat
I know a Burberry trench coat is a HUGE investment so, I linked a bunch of beautiful options that you can browse on the image carousel below. Just click on any image you like and you’ll be directed to a shopable page! I bought my trench coat last year while studying in Florence, Italy. The sales associate was so sweet, making sure the fit was perfect. She also shared with me some of the coats fascinating history. The trench coat was developed in 1912 by Thomas Burberry. Initially developed for the military, each feature was carefully planned. Over 100 steps are carefully completed to create a trench coat, making it take three weeks to produce one. The ever famous check pattern lines the coat and has done so since the 1920’s.
The Burberry trench coat truly is the original and that becomes apparent when you put it on and feel the quality and fit.
How To Style Your Trench Coat
Trench coats are perfect in almost all scenarios but for today, let’s focus on looking fabulous as your stroll casually through the city. Start your look with your favorite pair of basic denim. I would stay away from ripped jeans because they take away from the coats refined appearance. Then, I chose a lightweight sweater for on top. I went with a beautiful wine color because it highlights the red which is on the check lining. For shoes, you want something that will draw attention but not deter from the elegant look you have created thus far. My Chanel look-a-like sling backs were the perfect addition. The nude ties in the khaki color of my coat and with a chunky heel, they are very comfortable to wear all day! A beret is the ultimate addition to any outfit and a beautiful, bright handbag keeps this outfit fresh and playful.