The coat that takes you from season to season whether you're dressed up or down. The coat that can go from day to night, summer to winter, sunshine to stormy weather, its the 'everything' coat. Thick enough to keep you warm in the winter but light enough to protect you from the rain. Okay, I think you get it now - it's the perfect coat! It's the iconic trench coat! A staple in every style icons closet since 1989 (just kidding, but it sounded good).
Here on Kaylista with fashion inspiration comes fashion education so lets take a look into the history of the trench coat. The trench coat can be traced back to the First World War. It was an alternative to the serge greatcoats (long wool overcoat) worn by British and French soldiers. Burberry has been the frontrunner of the trench coat since the Boer War in 1895 they later went onto designing half a million during World War One.
Okay so that was your dose of education for this post, now for the fun part. I paired my trench coat with a light summer outfit to emphasise its versatility. We tend to shove all our coats to the back of our closets when summer approaches (rightfully so) but a trench is one that we can keep all year round especially when you live in an area that's prone to rain in the summer. It's the perfect coat to grab when you're going from day to night and you still want to look chic.
Hope you enjoy!
Full outfit: Forever New
Necklace: Forever New
Bag: Forever New