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.
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.
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.A trench with a long T-shirt over leggings are a great weekend look. #timelessstyle Click To Tweet
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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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