*This post is created in collaboration with Lucky Brand, but all clothing, opinions, and Carmen Sandiego impersonating are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors.*
Did you ever watch Project Runway? I used to adore that show (is it still on?!), and even Mr. SP would watch it with me…usually just so he could throw in his ‘funny’ comments. Tim Gunn was my favorite and I loved his dapper, gentlemanly style. He always said a trench coat was a closet staple, and one of those pieces every woman needs in their wardrobe.
In fact, most every ‘Must Have’ wardrobe staples list, includes a trench coat. And for good reason…it’s genuinely one of the most versatile pieces for most every season. Plus, it’s impossibly chic. For today’s Spring Transition inspiration, I’m styling it for Work and Weekend.
A fail-safe outfit is always head-to-toe black…it’s my go-to when I have no idea what to wear, or the time to think about it! Trench coats are timeless, but not all are created equal! You want it thick and sturdy enough that it holds it’s shape when worn open or closed, like this one I found at Lucky Brand. I love the darker shade of khaki for more multi-seasonal options, the rich tortoise buttons, and extra touches like the button-tab cuffs and storm flap.
Fit Tip: The trench runs true to size, with enough room for layering in Spring and Fall. I’m wearing an XS.
It’s also a great jacket for throwing over casual weekend outfits, and even dresses them up a bit. It’s extra-feminine when buttoned closed with the tie cinched at the waist.
Fit Tip: The jeans run a tad big, but I stuck with my usual size for a relaxed, straight leg fit. The hem has a touch of kick which looks darling with flats, and they have a perfect cropped length for Spring. I’m wearing a 2/26. All denim is buy one get one 50% off, too!
I’m ready for you, Spring! Do you have a trench coat? I know I’ll have this one for years to come, and it will never go out of style! How do you like to style yours? Happy March, friends! I’ll see you back here tomorrow for a huge Dressing Room Diaries!
*Photos by the darling and talented Mary Summers.*