One of the joys I find when cooler temps come around is wearing a variety of coats. I don’t like having to wear one, but if I must, I’d like feel stylish in it. I love all kinds, but especially the belted trench coat. It instantly transforms an outfit’s look.
I have 6 trench coats, 4 of them thrifted. If I get anymore, I’ll have to let some go. The black and khaki ones would stay, as those are classic colors. I thrifted this belted trench coat in 2019. The sleeves had a weird fit. In hindsight, I wish I had asked the tailor to just take them in, which she has since done with other thrifted coats and blazers. However, at that time, I decided to remove the arms all together. This coat is only lightly lined and isn’t heavy, so I was able to wear on a recent 60 degree day in Atlanta. I love this trench, especially because it’s soft suede, heather gray and has pockets! It’s ironic that my background happened to be hues of gray as well.
I hadn’t worn this coat in a year, so glad it was warm enough this day. I’d like to style again, but with a jogger set or an overisized sweatshirt, skinny jeans and sneakers. The possibilities are endless. I was definitely ecstatic when I found this coat, as well as 3 others since.
Do you thrift items and transform through altering, or have a belted trench coat that you’ve styled lots a ways? It definitely has a low cost per wear. I’d love to hear how you wear yours.