Outfit: The Laura Ashley Striped Trench Coat

I’m not usually quite so pleased when the ground is wet, but today, it presented the perfect excuse to wear my new trench coat. Along with the overnight rain came milder temperatures which negated the need for layers and heavier outerwear. And because today entailed a meeting with the editor of the magazine for which I write (at her home), it also meant I could leave the boots off and wear a pair of ballerinas as I wasn’t outside for more than a minute or two.

I’ve worn my jumper a few times now. It’s ideal for putting with a pair of jeans for a smart casual look that is also comfortable.

The textured sleeve adds texture and detail.

The Laura Ashley striped trench coat is a mid-weight traditional double-breasted style and I absolutely love it. It really works on its own and I feel I could wear anything, (or nothing), underneath and it would still look as good.

Along with the jumper and trench coat, this colourblock shopper is from Laura Ashley’s Crayon range, a collection based on nautical styling with pops of soft aqua and raspberry. It is large enough to fit my laptop as well as files and back copies of the magazine.
The combination of navy and aqua is beautiful.

The collar can be worn open or closed…

…as of course can the trench coat itself.

And who can resist a red lining?

Love Liz x

Outfit Details

Current Season, February 2015

*Stripe Trench Coat, Laura Ashley £100 SS15

*Textured Sleeve Jumper, Laura Ashley £40 SS15

*Phoenix High Waisted Skinny Jeans, Fever London £49.99

The British Flat Shoe Company, “Wild Kat” Black Foil £105

Linking up with Fun Fashion Friday  

My trench coat, jumper and shopper are courtesy of Laura Ashley- thank you.



  1. Yvonne
    February 16, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    Hi, I love this coat – it looks brilliant on you.
    Yvonne x

  2. Liz
    February 16, 2015 / 11:12 pm

    Thank you so much Yvonne. I love it too – I was so excited to wear it today- and think I'll wear it a lot this season xxx

  3. kareema hamdy
    February 17, 2015 / 9:14 am

    Gorgeous trench coat, its so nice to switch to a lighter weight coat isn't it? Love the colour of the jumper also as well as the bag….I love a larger bag to cart all my work bits about in. I always just associate Laura Ashley with their pretty homeware but will take a good look at their clothes now too x

  4. Sarah @ Fortytherapy
    February 17, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    Great coat, you can't go wrong with stripes! I really do need a new trench though so I'll have to have a look x

  5. Emma Everleigh
    February 17, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    Loving the new trench coat! It looks super stylish. The new bag is gorgeous, too. xxx

  6. Dawn Lucy
    February 21, 2015 / 12:22 pm

    Loving that cool striped trench! I have to go check out some Laura Ashley and see what's new and what's on sale! Thanks so much for linking up with FUN FASHION FRIDAY and I would love to see your pretty face and great style join in every week!
    Dawn Lucy

  7. Jeans and a Teacup
    February 22, 2015 / 6:07 pm

    Love the striped trench and the tote! Super cute look!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  8. Andrea Whitt
    February 23, 2015 / 3:15 am

    Love that stripped trench coat! You look gorgeous! xo Andrea

    Boho Bunnie

  9. Suzy Turner
    April 18, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    Absolutely ADORE this trench coat! I've got a thing for stripes (especially navy and white ones) and this looks stunning with the jeans and red sweater. Fabulous combination and just perfect on you 🙂
    Suzy xx

  10. Renata D.
    April 21, 2016 / 7:56 am

    OMG – this trench coat stole my heart! It's absolutely great combination of my favorite colors (white, navy blue and red) and my beloved stripes:). Wondefrul smart casual look <3
    Have a great day, Renata

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