... then the obvious decision is to not fix it. Which is why everyone should own a trench. The most classic of classics and a year round staple. What's more - there is actually a style to suit everyone.
For years, I tried to shoehorn myself into a Burberry classic number. In fact - confession time - I do own one. It's not *exactly* a classic. It sort of (totally does) have the pattern all over the outside. I KNOW. Don't judge me. I bought it pre Daniella Westbrook. And I used to use it loads for work. With red or beige Tod's loafers. I promise you, it did used to work but I'd be lying if I said it's not slightly ruined for me now. The last time I wore it was to a fancy dress party where the theme was the letter C and I went as a Chav. Again, don't judge me. I KNOW. All the shame.
And in fact, I think it's a pretty good fit (I will show you one day, I promise). But I have tried on countless (of Burb's ones) and nope. Can't make them work. To get the width on the shoulders, I need a bigger size, which is massive on the waist and nope nope nope, just nope.
Then I found my ideal version. Oversized. And in a less trenchy fabric.
I got mine from Zara at the beginning of last season which is admired constantly.
And you can see why as they are all the rage (says the ancient one in the corner "all the rage"..? What the??!)
These are the big guns.
Drita Cotton Twill Trench Coat by Preen Line £735
Giano Trench Coat from Weekend Maxmara £445
Rachel Comey Cotton Blend Trench Coat was £582 now £232 (virtually a bargain after the top two)
But fear not, I have found an amazing version on the high street. In fact, a couple.
Limited Edition Pure Cotton Trench with Stormwear £79
Or Long Trench with Sleeve Tie Detail from Stradivarius £69.99
Relaxed Trench coat from Topshop £59
Oversized at Mac with oversized styling at ASOS £80
And then we move onto different colours.
Black Oversized at Next £65 LOVE LOVE LOVE.
Classic Lucie Twill Trench Coat from Acne £700 This I am contemplating selling a kidney for.
And... back in the room...
Belted Trench in khaki from Autograph with stormwear £129
Khaki at the new Studio by Preen line at Debenhams.
Khaki Flute Sleeve Trench Coat at Studio by Preen Line £90
Then there are the short or more fitted versions.
Belted Trench Coat with Stormwear from Autograph in Stone £129
Some great options at ASOS.
Classic Trench in Stone £55
ASOS Classic Trench Coat in black £55
And here I am in mine.
Breton - Joseph
Phoebe Jeans - MiH
Suede boots - Quattro Rish
Trench - Zara
Earrings - H&M
Jodie Bag - Chloe
So bonkers day today - the husband left yesterday for a weekend with the boys in Northern Ireland and I have back to back STUFF to do for work (left the house at 7.15 this morning - rushed back for pick up at 3.15) and the children, with swimming, sleepovers, parties, football matches, tutor, Mass, rugby - I need gin just thinking about it. Funny how they can just pack and go. When I go away for the weekend, it is with military grade documents left in place with regards to what the kids are doing and when. Anyone else?!
In the meantime though - quiz night out out tonight. And I'm not driving. WHOOP! I will be back tomorrow with another transitional classic (unless something else catches my eye in the interim...). Hope you're enjoying this milder weather. I was actually "hot" yesterday!