Thursday, April 26, 2012

Shop French chic: French in Trench


I'm here with another French-inspired shopping spree.We'll be talking about another French closet staple: a trench coat. No French wardrobe is complete without a classic beige or black well-cut trench. This comes as no surprise: after all, the French style is all about the simplicity, quality and easy glamour, and no other garment epitomizes effortless glamour as a trench! It is one of the most versatile pieces there is: you can wear with a classic jean and a soft blouse, or with a feminine tuxedo jacket and black pants à la Yves Saint Laurent; even with your cocktail dress on a chilly summer night. Fastening its belt nonchalantly on your waist will add a touch of effortless chic to any outfit. Take time choosing your perfect trench and don't hurry up: a French-style trench always fits like a glove. It should look like you've had it forever an it has almost become your second skin.

Of course, a classic Burberry is still the first choice, but let's be honest: how many of us can spend $1400+ on a trench right now? I know I certaintly can't. Luckily, there are many classy, beautiful and good quality choices out there, and until I can max my credit card out chez Burberry, I'll be more than happy with a more affordable option. And I'm seriously tempted by n°3 by Lacoste. Isn't it just perfection? Which one is your favorite? And don't forget that you can find many many more options in my shopping section. Good luck finding you perfect one!



23 comments:

  1. Of course, Burberry - a favorite! I agree with you, I like option number 1 and number 3.

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  2. Number 4 for me please ;) With another price tag of course ;)
    xoxo
    Sabrina

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  3. Great addition! I love the classic tan one but I could also be forced to wear the others too....esp if the label said Burberry lol! Great post!!

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  4. I love the classic tan but that yellow one is so fun!!

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  5. Nude ones are so classic ......black for the winter maybe
    Btw be sure to check out my new post
    Xoxo

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  6. I really need to find a nude trench coat or even a super fun color! Love them! xoxo A-

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  7. I'd love to own a Burberry trench someday. It's the classic coat that would remain stylish for years to come.

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  8. Absolutely agree about the importance of a trench coat. I wore mine this morning! It's a staple in spring and fall.

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  9. looove the kate spade trench! i just bought myself this new trench for spring on bluefly - very affordable but chic at only $178! http://bit.ly/I7A4a7

    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  10. I just got a great trench from Gap in graphite gray http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?searchCID=25781&vid=1&pid=894094&scid=894094012

    Love it! It's going to be my staple for Napa next week

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  11. Oh THANK you for this excellent trench guide! I desperately need one...(but I'm still secretly hoping to thrift a Burberry lol)
    Your posts are always so inspirational, dear!

    xoxox theefface.blogspot.com

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  12. I love them all, great choice :)

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  13. definitely cant afford the gorgeous Burberry yet but these are all nice alternatives.

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  14. ooo number 1 and 3 are my faves. so classic and chic. As a thank you for helping me win Lauren Conrad's favorite blogger contest I'm doing an amazing giveaway I'd love for you to enter. I'd love for you to swing by when you get a sec. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  15. Ooo I love the mustard Burberry trench but no4 (the splurge buy!) is also a close contender as my favourite!

    Em
    x

    http://emberdrake.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I'm a big trench coat fan, every wardrobe should contain at least one!
    If money grew on trees I would have that yellow Burberry one in a heartbeat

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  17. That Kate Spade trench is to die for!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  19. I want a burberry trench coat for so long! is my resolution next year haha
    xo,
    LMQ

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  20. Ivana, Thanks for this post. I honestly needed a trench reminder. I LOVE the idea of a trench and I have been hunting for the perfect one for years. I used to change my hair color often (im talking orange, white blonde, a shade of gray that I loved, to purple, burgundy and black) which resulted in the issue of never being able to choose just the right color trench. I think I'm going to be sticking with blonde now and I can't decide on a color even still. I don't think khaki will be very good on me (blonde hair, pale skin, plus khaki? I'll look like a giant stick of butter and as much as I like eating butter I don't want to look like it.) Anyway, I was thinking some sort of light grey? Thoughts? Opinions? Your advice on this particular subject is the only one I trust at this point.

    Second, I NEED to email you. Which I plan on doing in the soon future. I hope you are well and I love stopping by your blog!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  21. trench coats are such must have classics!

    xo Lisa

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  22. Oh, how I want a Burberry trench! It's definitely on my list of things I hope to acquire during the course of my life! So classic!!

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