A trench coat is a wardrobe essential

I chose this apricot double-breasted coat from Lookbook Store for review. I like that its cut is a twist on the classic trench coat. The designer achieved a very feminine vibe by going for a rounded front layer and by dropping the military related trench coat details. The length of the coat’s belt is long enough to tie a one sided bow for further enhancement of the feminine  vibe if wanted.

#fashionover50 mature woman in a Lookbook Store double-breasted coat with denim skinnies and pumps
Apricot double-breasted layered coat c/o Lookbook Store paired with own J Brand skinny jeans, August Silk black mock neck top, statement necklace, Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, and Anne Klein nude slingbacks

A trench coat in apricot is a statement without being right into the face

The apricot color of the coat stays very neutral, as a spin on the usual khaki of trench coats. Thus, the coat feels modern and is easy to pair with a variety of colors. The front and back of the coat have a lining in a similar color, which allows wearing dark colors underneath and nice movement of the coat.

details of the double-breasted coat
Zoom-in on the apricot double-breasted layered coat c/o Lookbook Store

Metal buttons as a twist on the trench

The coat features silver buttons without holes. There is a small button halfway up on each side of the sleeve and a belt to hold the sleeves up on a warmer day or to up the style. The coat came with a little plastic zip bag attached that held one spare large and small silver button. I was positively impressed by this extra button as I recently bought a coat in a medium price range (i.e. more expensive than this double-breasted coat) that did not have extra buttons like this very affordable Lookbook Store coat.

Wear a the double breasted coat as a tunic or dress

The fabric of the coat looks and feels like silk, and is very lightweight. Thus, it is a great coat for beach walks when on vacation during the upcoming holiday season. The fabric also makes the Lookbook Store double-breasted coat a great top in cold regions. I paired it with a silk mock neck top underneath and skinny jeans for an office appropriate outfit. Next time I will try wearing this coat as a top over my skinny black leather pants. Paired with leggings and a t-shirt underneath the coat makes a great, comfortable weekend outfit.

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#fashionover50 mature woman in double-breasted coat worn as dress over pants
Side-view of outfit with the apricot double-breasted layer coat c/o Lookbook Store

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Photos: G. Kramm

Disclosure: This coat is a sample of my choice from Lookbook Store. They did not endorse the post. I wrote it myself and it expresses my own, 100% honest opinion. There are affiliate links in this post.

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