Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Power Piece: The Staple Trench

I know, I know, technically it IS still summer and yeah I do live in Houston, Texas... the dirty (hot, hot) South..point is who am I kidding?... We're all totally psyched for Fall!...
New classes, new pressures and new clothes!
Here are a variety of picks for some great trench coat styles at both designer and non-designer prices.

The Classic Trench
Built to be weather practical yet versatile enough for a glamorous cocktail soiree. There are plenty of different styles to differentiate yourself from other trenches.
Here are a few examples from the Fall 2007 Collections:

Philip Lim 3.1

Sonia Rykiel

Dior Homme

Yohji Yamamoto


Karl Lagerfeld

Betsey Johnson

Salvatore Ferragamo


Trend to watch for: military inspired trench/pea coats


Ralph Lauren

Burberry Prorsum

Although, I do suggest quality when purchasing a staple or a classic such as a trench. Here are some more affordable alternatives.

Forever 21 $37.80- you can make this more interestin by adding fun/vintage buttons.

Forever 21 $34.80

Old Navy $39.50- Spice this baby up with a colored/patterned belt!

Banana Republic $188.00

Juicy Couture $428.00

Mike and Chris $276.00

Find more trench coats at Shop Bop.

Of course this is only an introduction. I will be posting more examples. And for those of you still on the fence about trench coats... perhaps these stylish dudes will help you in your decision making process.


mel boogs. said...

i <3 burberry trenches.
can't wait for the day i own my own.

sherry said...

I love Mike & Chris. I heard that is about to start carrying men's clothing and they are starting with Mike and Chris next monday. They have great deals on this site, sometimes 70% off