Winter after winter, trench coats remain a classic piece and a hot commodity. If you don’t already have one in your closet, now is the time to get one. Not only do they never go out of style, trench coats can be paired with just about anything that’s already in your closet (dresses, jeans, slacks, ankle boots, tall boots, rain boots, etc). Burberry probably has THE most iconic, stylish trench coats. However, they come with a hefty price tag. Burberry’s London Mottram Trench is on sale for $746.25 (it normally retails for $995!) at Bloomingdales. If you don’t want to sacrifice rent for a trench coat, take a look at these much cheaper, but just as chic trench coats below:
Burberry London Mottram Trench Coat, reg. price $995
A pair of sleek, wide-leg trousers can easily look frumpy if not worn properly. Wide-leg trousers can also be a worry for short people (like me) because wide-leg pants tend to shorten and widen legs. If you’re petite, or just unsure of wide pants, use these four tips to make your legs appear long and slim in wide pants.
Wide leg pants
1. Go to a Tailor. Pants too long can make your outfit seem sloppy. Take your wide-leg trousers or jeans to a tailor and have them hemmed an inch or two.
2. Wear a heel. No, you don’t have to put on a 5-inch stiletto or wedge. A small heel, as low an as inch, can add length to your legs.
3. Choose straight, wide-leg trousers. Straight leg trousers already have that tailored look and instantly slim your thighs and legs.
4. Tuck in your Top. Like pants that are too long, a long shirt paired with wide pants can look sloppy. Tucking in your top can easily polish your look and add length to the bottom half of your body. If you’re worried about too much of your backside showing or don’t like the tucked look, try tucking in just the front or one side of the blouse. Tucking in the front or one side does the same trick.
Clunky, polka dot rain boots don’t pair well with much in your closet–and quite frankly, are a bit last season. Polka dots, stripes, and dated patterns are being replaced with chic and modest boots that are stylish and versatile. These boots can be worn under long dresses and skirts or over jeans and still look quite reserved. If black is too dull for you, check out Anthropologie’s Charlie rain boots with the cute, white bow.