There is nothing like finding a really great piece for your closet at a ridiculously great price. That’s what happened when I came across this fabulous trench coat in H&M a couple of weeks ago. It’s was a polite $39. Yes. THIRTY. NINE. I loved it so much that I decided to make it the focus for this post and wear it alone. A really great trench – one of the essential 8 pieces I think every girl should have in her closet – looks great with an outfit or as an outfit. If you want to make it more interesting, you can switch out the belt and add something a little more interesting.
With spring around the corner, that means we’ll see an increase of rain and warm days with freakishly cool nights. In both cases, the trench serves as a perfect cover up for casual or dressy ensembles. While I’m wearing a neutral beige colored trench, you can switch it up and rock a trench in any color from navy blue to sunshine yellow. The silhouette is flattering on all shapes as well, whether you’re slim and tall or petite and curvy. It’s pretty much fail proof.
Maybe I’m a crazed fan, but I couldn’t help but think that Olivia Pope (from Scandal) would totally wear a coat like this. Sure, we’re used to seeing her in high end pieces, but I think she would have this in the fast fashion portion of her closet. It’s light, has a great shape and adds the finishing touch to a look. Very chic. Very Olivia. That’s the thing about a great trench coat. When it comes to pulling a look together, “it’s handled”.