The Trench is Dead
Long live the (cropped) trench!
Has the trench coat become a meme for vanilla Instagram accounts? I mean…yes. Sorry! But also, I don’t think I’ll ever sour on the trench completely, before you throw your coffee at the screen. There are just too many good inspirational references to banish it forever. Just google Brigitte Bardot! Kramer vs. Kramer. Breakfast at Tiffany’s!
But you see, I’ve struggled with the trench for a while, due in part because it’s so rarely the perfect temperature for one. A brisk 55-62 degrees AND rainy! A lot of meteorological clouds must collide for me to break mine out. HOWEVER, it has been PERFECT trench weather in NYC the past few weeks (up until yesterday!) so its been fun to reconnect with this portion of my closet and assess what I really need for this transient season.
As you all know by now, I’m am equal parts fashion and function. I like to be able to go go go in my clothes and the long trench is starting to feel a little fussy for my everyday. Tucking it into the car, having it drag on the subway stairs, tripping on it as I climb up the ladder at the playground. It’s just not quite right for my right now. But you know what is? A CROPPED trench. Or more like a cropped khaki, semi-weather-proof jacket.
So before it gets too nice out and you don’t want to hear about jackets again for many months: 5 cropped trenches, or trench-like-products.
QUALIFIERS: beige, would wear in the drizzle, hits at low hip or higher, can be worn slightly slouchy. There are a lot of cropped trenches out there that look like a traditional trench was just cut off at the hip. That is not the look we are going for. We are looking for effortless, thrown on, slightly oversized, great with jeans OR your work pants.
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That’s it for today. You can close all your trench tabs now. Signing off with the outfit I wore on Thursday…in the drizzle!
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