The Ultimate Must-Have Item by AlinaSays

For this week collaboration I present you fabulous Alina from AlinaSays. For the must have item she has chosen the trench – such a chic overall in spring!

The trench coat is an item that everyone should have in their wardrobe. It’s a classic overcoat that was originally designed for army officers to wear during the war, in the trenches, hence the name trench coat. It was made of a water proof khaki material and had shoulder straps designed for epaulets. Both Burberry and Aquascutum claimed the invention of the trench coat, but we love Burberry, don’t we? 🙂

Nowadays, the trench comes in all sizes and colors and since we don’t need to carry hand grenades or large documents in the deep pockets that were meant for all that, the design has now many variations and styles. The only details that stayed the same are the self-belt and the double-breasted large buttons.
Over the years, the trench coat has become popular and versatile. It’s not only a classic piece but it can also elevate an outfit. However, I believe that you can go from elegant to sporty, bohemian, office or rock as long as the rest of the outfit has the right vibes. Anything goes. It’s all in your attitude. You can even accessorize it for a better blend with the style you chose. Whether it’s a different belt, a statement brooch or some kick ass epaulets, I believe you can turn your trench coat into something more fun and less serious.

I am a big fan of this coat. When it comes to length, I love it short or medium and the reason for that is because I am not very tall and I don’t want to look as if the coat is wearing me. Short girl problems 🙂 Lately, it has become my go-to overcoat. Its best quality is that it brings a sophisticated touch to my day to day outfits. I usually wear it with skinny jeans, a classic tee and sunglasses or with simple flowy maxi dresses. Effortless chic is my true style and I feel that the trench coat is the ‘chic’ element in my wardrobe. For more polished looks I combine it with midi skirts or dresses in neutral tones, heels and a powder pink flower brooch that helps me channel my inner Carrie Bradshaw. There are also times when I like to wear it in unexpected combinations like with sneakers for a sporty look, a print shirt dress for some boho vibes or high waist black shorts and a rock tee for a rock-ish look. It goes without saying that there are more ways to wear a trench coat and I’m sure that while reading this, you already thought of an original combination that fits your style.

It’s Spring and now is the perfect time to flaunt your trench coat so go ahead, be chic, be sexy, be adventurous, be unique!