Saturday, 8 May 2010

Transitional Trench

...written by Leia

I find that transitional weather is often the hardest to dress for. Sometimes it's hot enough for skirts and sleeveless tops; sometimes it's pouring with rain; and sometimes it's so cold it feels like winter! A few days ago, the temperature dropped so much that I was sitting at home with the heating on, wrapped in a blanket.

I think the best piece for moody weather is definitely a trench coat. Almost every book on style will tell you that you need a basic, beige, Burberry-esque trench. Well, you all know that I don't like basics! I have two trenches; one is pink and ruffly (seen here), and one is a simpler, black & white trench, seen below. Trying out an animated gif for the first time -

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Wearing: Lucy Paris trench,
Beverly Feldman wedges

I threw this on for a day full of errands - running to uni, getting my eyes tested, etc. - so I needed something simple that could see me through the day, come rain or shine!

What are your style tips for coping with transitional weather?

27 comments:

beingdena said...

I like this trench darling. I bought myself an InWear one the other day but it's cream like my other ones. I should invest in a different color.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Dena
x

annabelle said...

hi leia,

i LOVE that trench - so sweet!

also, how do you do animated gifs?

X

gleenn said...

The trench is gorgeous and it goes well with the tights. I'd like to wear it black stilletos or black booties though :)

Cindy Whitehead said...

love that trench and how your photos "move" - very cool!

Dusk said...

Le Trench est tres chic and striking my lovely but... I am fainting over your shoes!! And your side pony.

Basics only count if you intend to pay the GND of a 2nd world country for one item. Fashion is meant to be fun!
ps. uncanny but true. am using use animgif for my latest post too!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous trench, darling!

xoxox,
CC

A said...

Nice outfit gurly.... you look gorgeous..

Luinae said...

That's pretty! So good for you for not going for a camel colored trench. It wouldn't look nearly as pretty on you as this one.

Kaye said...

I'm always on the look out for interesting trenches. I would love a basic beige one, but I feel too monotone because of my hair! This one is definitely something I would want

MJ said...

I do really like my beige one, but patterned ones like this are cute too!

daisychain said...

I LOVE yours! I have a lavender one which is a life saver in this weather.

t said...

Cool shoes!

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Graham I. Haynes said...

Maybe I'm naive but I've never seen a trench with a pattern like that. Quite stunning. You're definitely right about trench's being good all-weather items. I don't know how else I'd get through Spring.

You look marvelous.

Harriet said...

I lvoe your gif, and I love the coat. What's really stealing the show for me though is your shoes!!

The Trendy Fashionista said...

That trench is amazing. Have a great weekend

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

Aury said...

That is a Fabulous Trench! I Want one :D

xoxoxo

Aury

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah! Leia the animated GIF is phenomenal; LOVE that trench!

My style tip for coping with transitional weather...leggings. It seems that those are perfect for any type of weather - rain or shine!! :)

Clara said...

amazing look
love it!
xxxxxxx

Imogen said...

This is a fabulous trench coat and I love the effects you did with the pictures.

Vintage Obsession said...

oh i like how picture changes , the trench heart heart :)

CC said...

My style tip is to just convince your mom that you need a whole new wardrobe due to the changing weather as you have nothing to wear. ;)
You look fab, the trench is tres chic.
Xx

PinkBow said...

oh the print on this is just beautiful, you'll get a lot of wear out of this i'll bet

janettaylor said...

I adore Ur wedges!

Dressing Up For Me said...

I want your trench! ;) Mine would be cardigans thrown over a light top and leggings.

Stephanie said...

Cute trench! and those wedges are really cool, I love how you can only see the bottom strap :)

Kisses,
Stephanie

Marta from With Love... said...

The trench is fantastic and definitely versatile :) Love it!

P.S. the animated pics are so awesome!

-Marta

Tasha said...

I really love this trench! very stylish! I also love the gif! very fun! and those wedges are amazing!

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