21/08/2015

OUTFIT | RELAXED TAILORING - How to Style a Sleeveless Trench Coat

 
sleeveless trench styled with pinstripe trousers
Although we're heading out of Summer (eh? Is it over already, I hear you ask!), the British weather does like to keep us on our toes and I often find that September is usually one of our best months, so I tend to hold back a few of my favourite Summer staples until the end of that month, before packing them all away for A/W. One of my favourite staple pieces from this "Summer" has been the sleeveless trench or blazer. It's great for adding an extra layer on those slightly chillier days, without looking rather ridiculous to be so covered up in the Summer with a full on coat; plus, they're bang on trend and will continue to be into the colder months - just layer up with long sleeved polo necks underneath instead.

sleeveless trench styled with pinstripe trousers and snake print flats

The sleeveless trench is a brilliant transitional piece to see you through season after season and I strongly believe this will become one of my wardrobe staples, year after year. When looking for a sleeveless trench, I would stick to a neutral colour palette to keep it versatile, so look for black, cream, grey and beige/ camel - camel is great as it's in the middle - not too harsh and as basic as black or white, and in my humble opinion, it's such a classy colour and really does go with absolutely everything. The great thing is that most popular high street retailers have picked up on this trend, so it doesn't have to break the bank at all to stay on trend - this little beauty is from Missguided and they have quite a good selection of others, as well as places like New Look and ASOS.
camel sleeveless trench styled with navy trousers and bag
I teamed this camel sleeveless trench with a pair of navy pinstripe trousers, simple white cami, my trusty Le Pliage Longchamp bag and added a subtle pattern clash with my go to snake print sling back flats, which tied in nicely with the camel, to create an understated, chic work wear outfit. I always like to add just a touch of 'glam' to my outfits - whether that's for work or leisure, so my finishing touch was this vibrant statement necklace - the splash of red and dash of sparkle instantly spruces up what could be quite a dull outfit. This is something I quite like to do nowadays, rather than throwing tons of colour together, I prefer just a hint; a little pop of colour can really transform an outfit, even just a slick of red lipstick and guess what, it tends to make you feel great too! I'll be doing a post soon on some simple tips for improving morale/ to make you happy, so keep an eye out for that coming soon!
Red and silver statement necklace from Topshop
Camel trench coat styled with navy and red accessories
Close up of glitter Miu Miu cateye sunglasses and statement necklace
Close up shot of silver Pandora charm bracelet
Camel and navy colour palette
F&F snake effect flat sling back shoes
 Workwear with a touch of glam
Pinstripe navy trousers and camel trench coat
Transitional fashion with a sleeveless trench coat
camel and navy outfit for work
Close up of D ring detail of trench coat belt
Close up shot of Miu Miu glitter sunglasses and statement necklace
 
What I'm Wearing: 
 
*Sleeveless Trench - Missguided
White cami (old) - River Island
*Pinstripe trousers (sold out) - F&F
*Snake effect slingbacks (sold out) - F&F
Bag - Longchamp
Necklace (old) - Topshop
*Sunglasses - Miu Miu c/o Red Hot Sunglasses (similar here)
 
 

6 comments:

  1. Love this outfit :)
    xx Katha
    showthestyle.blogspot.com

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  2. That trench is wonderful and l'm loving everything about the statement necklace!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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    1. Ahh thank you so much Caroline!! I am loving sleeveless things at the moment - great for layering! x

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  3. This is SUCH a gorgeous outfit. I really want one of these and just adore the necklace.

    Sarah Betty xx

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    1. Aw thank you so much lovely :) yes do it! This was Missguided and so reasonably priced with lots of other colours! Thank you I always get compliments on that little beauty, it's so old now though! x

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