The trench coat is always a Spring wardrobe staple. This year is no different, because you can dress it down now with your joggers or jeans and up later if you are returning to the office or more smart casual occasions. I would recommend a single breasted option as it works better on those with a larger bust but can still be cinched in to show off your shape.
Here is a classic trench coat shown worn 3 ways to get maximum versatility. I've chosen a mid range price point as this is an investment you will wear for years to come giving it a great cost per wear.
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We all want to get good cost per wear from the pieces in our wardrobe and if you have watched my online workshop you will know how much importance I place on a versatile wardrobe. For this post I am using an old shift dress from Eileen Fisher, I have in my wardrobe. But I have given alternative options including a navy dress if you don't like or want to wear black.
To be really versatile I would suggest a simple style with a short or 3/4 length sleeve that you can layer under and over. A mid weight fabric such as crepe or viscose will work day and night.
By using accessories cleverly no-one will think it is the same dress you are wearing again.
Outfit 1 is for the Office.
For an office look I have added an open front jacket, silk scarf and quilted handbag with heeled boots.
This blog post accompanies a video I created for YouTube and is an update to the blog post from a few weeks ago with the start of my Autumn Capsule Wardrobe. Watch the video to discover the process I used for creating this capsule, why I chose certain pieces, my recommendations and the items that are key to this capsule.
With the video I photographed over 40 outfit ideas!
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The Capsule Wardrobe Pieces - some are the exact pieces I have and some are alternatives for older pieces I have had in my wardrobe for a while.
Where to buy (#AD some of the links below include affiliate links which means that should you click through and buy I will receive a small commission):
Long chocolate cardigan // Long green cardigan - similar shorter version (moss) // Orange cardigan - similar in Coral // Camel sweater // Black jacket // Chocolate sweater // Green/black shirt // Black print top // ...