The trench coat is fundamental piece in every woman’s closet. It can seamlessly transform any outfit into a sophisticated look in seconds. But when the weather changes, it can be hard to part ways with such a loved jacket until next season.
No need to be distraught because we have a great alternative and it’s the kimono style trench coat. This slouchy jacket strutted down designer’s runway shows such as Thakoon, Tibi, Alexander Wang.
The kimono style trench coat is a perfect transition piece. With its lightweight and flowy material, the jacket has evolved from the utilitarian style to more of the Asian culture through geometric shapes and synched waists. The kimono is unique in a way that it can be worn with a various types of belts or simply left open. By keeping the jacket open it exposes the layers underneath allowing freedom to mix and match with outfits. From casual to work attire, kimonos are on our spring’s must-have list!
Solid coats dominated the runways this season. By wearing a solid colored trench coat that is left open gives a sense of balance between the outfit and the elongated jacket.
(Top: Tracy Reese, Bottom:Public School)
Alexander Wang and Vera Wang chose a more professional feel by keeping true to the original trench coat through collared necks and synched waists. For women who want a more feminine look, stick to coats with a belted waist.
(From left to right: Alexander Wang, Vera Wang)
Just like the maxi dress, some people are unsure about wearing an ankle length jacket due to height. Heels are the go-to as we see Kim Kardashian strutting matching pumps with her trench coat. Taller girls such as Rihanna and Khloe also choose to wear heels helping their figure look more elongated with their jackets.
Get the perfect look for spring with a trench coat in any length, color or style this season.
By: Samantha Minsk (The Dia Diaries Fashion Contributor)
Chandia Brennen is a Certified Image Consultant and CEO of ItsGood2bME Fashion Consulting and Image Management based in Los Angeles CA, Chandia has been in the Fashion industry for over four years. She has worked for dozens of publications and holds the title of Senior Fashion Editor in both LA and NY. Chandia is a fashion scout for a Design Agency in NY and Brand Ambassador for HairEverywhere Luxury.