Fashion of Philly: Trench Coat Mafia

Monday, February 21, 2011

Trench Coat Mafia

If we ever catch a break from Old Man Winter, maybe we can get out of these heavy parkas and into some light and stylish trench coats. Having always been a staple in the world of fashion, every year it seems that designers always finding a way to reinvent the classic coat. One of my favorites that came to mind was the Garbardine Biker Trench Coat from Burberry. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this coat because of how the leather sleeves give it a tough approach. In my list I including some spurge-worthy coats and some that won't kill your wallet. For those of you that already have a trench, here are some easy ideas to revamp your style:
  1. Add new buttons. Stop by your local arts & craft store and pick up some cool buttons. It's cheaper then buying a new coat and it'll give you a chance to personalize your old one.
  2. Switch out the belt. With neon brights being a trend for spring, find a cool neon belt to pair with your neutral colored coat to create instant satisfaction.
  3. Add some quirkiness. Adding a cool trim to the lapels and collar will add some fun to the traditional look.
  4. Pop in a brooch. Take a trip to your mother's closet and "borrow" some pins or brooches. I love a brooch with a little bit of sparkle to add some extra shine.
Garbardine Biker Trench Coat with Contrast Leather Sleeves
Diane Von Furstenberg
Spy Ruffle-Trim Cotton Trench Coat
Trench Coat with Lapels
Ruffled-Bottom Belted Trench Coat
American Eagle Classic Trench
Was: $79.50 Now: $49.95
Gauze Trench Coat


  1. I love this post. I have an old trench coat that seriously needs some tlc. Your post has inspired me to do something about it. Thank you

  2. This Burberry coat, is amazing!

  3. Yay! I'm glad I could help! LOL! And I totally agree Jovana!!!