Double Cream + My Guide to Trench Coats
TRENCH: ARITZIA [SOLD OUT - MORE BELOW] | TURTLENECK: ARITZIA | SKIRT: BANANA REPUBLIC | BOOTS: FOREVER 21 [$35!] | CLUTCH: GIGI NEW YORK | SUNGLASSES: RAY BAN | WATCH: DANIEL WELLINGTON [15% OFF WITH CODE "PANDAS"] | BANGLE: DANIEL WELLINGTON | BROOCH: BANANA REPUBLIC | EARRINGS: BANANA REPUBLIC
PHOTOS: KEVIN TUN
I love pairing whites and creams and in general think it's an underrated style choice; even if the shades aren't identical, the overall effect is incredibly chic, not dissimilar to pairing navy with black. It's on the verge of clashing but never really does, making it a bold yet almost always successful choice.
A commenter on a recent Instagram post mentioned she's been looking for a decent trench coat for 2 years but with no luck. I've had the exact same problem so I thought I'd dedicate a blurb to this. For years I sought the "perfect" trench; something classic but modern. Almost every trench coat I found was too stiff (I recall ordering a decent-looking one from Ann Taylor and finding it unbearably starchy in person; I returned it immediately) because they're made up of 100% cotton. In my hunt for the Holy Grail of trench coats I became a firm believer that the fabric of choice should have some lyocell (or Tencel) or a polyester mix so the overall feel is more drapey and flowy, not stiff and starchy. I bought the above Aritzia trench last year as a wallet-friendlier alternative for THIS Ganni trench (which I had been lusting after for ages) and it ended up being a fantastic, versatile buy with which I'm happy as can be. But for the many of you still seeking your very own Perfect Trench, my top picks for softer, flowy trenches are on the carousel below...
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