BLACK TRENCH COAT: FRENCH CONNECTION (similar) / CHUNKY ROLL NECK KNIT: ZARA / COATED JONI JEANS, CHUNKY BOBBLE HAT: TOPSHOP / *PATENT ANKLE BOOTS: c/o NEW LOOK / MICHAEL KORS SELMA BAG IN BALLET: JOHN LEWIS
You know those pieces that sit in your wardrobe and never see the light of day until you rediscover them during a clean out? Well surprisingly, this trench coat was one of those pieces. I know, I know - it's way too beautiful to just be sitting in my wardrobe and I'm baffled as to how I let it sit there for months. I think I just kept looking over it and choosing my other coats but these last few weeks have showed me that this is actually probably one of the most versatile coats I own.
I've always had a bit of a thing for trench coats. Isn't there something just so classic and timeless about them? Being a fan of the beauty that is Suki Waterhouse, I've been absolutely desperate for a Burberry trench coat for literally years (her collection of coats is just out of this world) but let's be honest, I'll probably never even get to touch one, let alone wear one so for me, this French Connection beauty is a perfect alternative. It's a lot more affordable than its Burberry counterparts but is still good enough quality to get that luxuriously thick feel. It's a staple coat that I'm going to get a lot of wear out of the next few months if all of these dratted named storms keep coming our way!
Keeping the classic look of the trench, I teamed it with black coated jeans, a chunky cream jumper and a trusty navy hat, though being honest the hat was mainly to keep my hair under control in the 90mph winds! This was also the first outing of my absolute love - my brand new Michael Kors bag, which you may have seen in my handbag splurge post. The colour is absolutely beautiful and although I am absolutely terrified of getting it dirty, carrying it makes me feel like a million dollars. It's also the perfect size for using as an everyday bag, fitting in my purse, iPad, book and all the other crap I seem to accumulate in comfortably. For me, this baby was worth the $$$.
If you're looking for a staple trench coat like mine, I've put some of my favourite together below (disable your ad blocker to see it!) and there is one for every budget, whether you like high end, mid range or high street. It's the perfect coat to see you through every season!