In the Trenches

You’ve probably learned by now that I’m a big fan of closet staples. In the fall, it’s all about the basics and the layers but there’s one significant piece that I simply can’t live without — the trench.

There are so many great styles of trench coats… some bright and bold, others classic with hints of stripe and plaid. No matter what your preference, a trench coat is a must for the fall wardrobe. For those misty mornings, brisk days or windy evenings, it’s great for throwing on over a pair of slacks and a sweater for the office or cocktail dress and your favorite heels for date night. And since most trench coats are belted, it creates quite a figure too, hugging your curves in all the right places!

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While there are certainly more affordable options out there, my go-to trench for years has been Burberry’s Long Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat. It’s definitely an investment but this is a piece you will have in your closet for years to come. And with the beautiful plaid lining popping up from underneath the collar and such, it really makes for a classic addition to any ensemble. Because it’s so versatile, I have taken my trench on more trips than I could even begin to list. There’s a reason the trench has been around for decades… It simply never goes out of style!