13 Apr 2018

Trench(ing)coats – the 5 SS18 styling tips you should know

Cláudia Diniz

So, we are officially living the first days of Spring – which sounds so good, right? No matter what people say, even my allergies can be handle when it comes to sunny days and warmer and happier morning strolls.

The trenchcoat has been around us for quite a while now, but the timeline here tell us that as staple piece it is, 2017 should – most definitely –  be considered the go-to year in terms of Trench(ing)coat reinterpretations, fashionability and relevance when it comes to styling. The fault is not in the stars – not this time, I guess – the fault is actually in Céline and in Vêtements, two brands that helped us understand that off-kilter was a most more interesting take on putting on a trench than looking a it as simple mix of very straight and common-sense lines. Even Burberry, the fashion house now creatively spearheaded by Mario Tisci, introduced a fresher, an unapologetic and quite energetic version of it’s exquisite and classic structure. For it’s SS18 runway show, Christopher Bailey lived his powerful and emblematic farewell by shedding light on LGBT matters and by overlaying trench over trench.

So, why not help you out with your closet by telling you how to wear your trench in a not so typical way.

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 1-Off-shoulders statement – Yes, this is STILL definitely a thing, so you better rock it till the infinite. It really works very well when you wear it on top on something sheer and in a different colour palette. It gives you a very laid lack vibe, certainly.

 

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2-Classics meets 60’s – The typical and so recognizable beige trench looks spotless on a striped pattern, so you can definitely have fun by adding a sort of that 60’s twist to your outfit.

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3-Going old school – Trenchcoats are now seen as key-pieces among Millennials and because fashion has been growing into a super democratic ambience, why not pair your traditional and one of a kind friend – by the way, maybe you can wear it in a vibrant yellow mustard or millennial pink-  with Vans? Going doubly (not so ugly) old school never felt so good.

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4-Vinyl on Denim – from Balmain and Calvin Klein to Asos and even Attico, vinyl is the shinny and luxurious material to go to when casual denim is calling for you. Go bold and wear red candy or go neutral and wear a black or even translucent piece.

5- And my my number one  –  Vintage Trench Coat from Burberry –  inspired by the first print used in the 1960s. The relaxed, raglan cut has a pronounced storm shield and inverted box pleat at the back for volume.

Out of curiosity, the most wanted trenchcoats are still the very traditional ones – the honey ones. Why? Well, possibly because this iconic piece has managed to achieved that same status – icons – which means that is not an explicit trend.

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