As recently noted, this sleeveless trench coat has become a favourite, and I've worn it in every season. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised by its appeal to me - its sleevelessness makes it playful: a coat which is no longer wholly outerwear and becomes a dress or a vest, plus both the indoor and outdoor climates in which I live necessitate layering.
|patterned blouse: Joe Fresh (clearance, $10, purchased with gift card)|
sleeveless trench coat dress: Cynthia Rowley, Marshall's, last worn here
buttonflowers: Megan Mae Designs
scarf: Charming Charlie, last worn here
gauchos: Larry Levine, Winners, last worn here
tights: Joe Fresh
shoes: Fidji, last worn here
|the frogs were part of my special Christmas gift package from Megan Mae |
- so perfect!
Being able to look back to previous outfit combos - see below - generates even more ideas: now I can't wait to pair it with red. Last spring (pre-blog) I tried it with blue jeans tucked into my tall sand-coloured boots, an outfit that worked very well as a combination of garments, but not so well with my particular proportions.
Further to one combination inspiring or linking to another, how we as humans see patterns and make connections, tend to repetition, and establish common cultural frames of reference fascinates me. (This article - "The trench talk that is now entrenched in the English language" - speaks of ways that whole clusters of meanings evolved and became shared as a result of World War I.)
|watch and bracelets can be better seen here|
Is there a combo you like the best? Links to original posts are below. What would you wear with a sleeveless trench coat? Or maybe don't tell me, I have other items in my closet that are starting to feel neglected and the last thing I want going on in there is any pouting.
|L-R: Absurd is the Word|
Patterns of Secrecy
In the Navy
I'm catching up to the fabulous bloggers already over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday. There are so many, come and see!