Trench Coat Fever

red trench coat jeans outfit and wooden cats eye sunglasses

The trench coat is a staple piece in many a wardrobe. It is so named because it was designed for military personnel during WW1. Every feature was designed for a specific reason. The epaulettes were to display the rank of the officers while a storm shield on the upper back, enabled water to run off the coat. A pleat on the back allowed for ease of movement when running or on horseback. Typically they were double-breasted and had 10 buttons, buckle wrist-straps and button-down pockets. Two British brands, Aquascutum and Burberry both claim to have invented the garment that is, more than a century later, a style classic.

red trench coat jeans outfit and wooden cats eye sunglasses

red trench coat jeans outfit and wooden cats eye sunglasses

My bright red trench coat is the Saskia, from another British brand, Hobbs London. The only departure from classic styling is the colour. However I know it will work just as hard for me as a neutral one. On this occasion, I wore it with cropped wide jeans (currently in the Boden clearance), and flat Mary-Janes, (by Mulberry and about 7 years old). I have plans to wear it over dresses of every length, with other jeans and with trainers, heels and whatever else I fancy.

red trench coat and wooden cats eye sunglasses

red trench coat jeans outfit and wooden cats eye sunglasses

At the time of writing, there is a promotion on the Hobbs Saskia trench. There is £50 off making it £149 and it comes in classic clay, gold, navy and lilac too.

The Perfect Pair

What is the perfect eyewear for this red trench coat? Well, it’s an eye-catching coat so glasses or sunglasses need to be an equally strong style. The Shaula by Feb31st has a cat-eye silhouette and the blue lenses make it look all the more interesting. As with all wooden eyewear by this brand, it is produced sustainably.

red trench coat and wooden cats eye sunglasses

red trench coat jeans outfit and wooden cats eye sunglasses

 

 

My Red Trench Coat Outfit

Hobbs London Saskia Red Trench Coat
Hobbs London Saskia Red Trench Coat
Shaula by Feb31st
Shaula by Feb31st
Boden York Cropped Jeans
Boden York Cropped Jeans
Rouge Dior 999,
Rouge Dior 999,
Hobbs London Saskia Red Trench Coat
Hobbs London Saskia Red Trench Coat
Shaula by Feb31st
Shaula by Feb31st
Boden York Cropped Jeans
Boden York Cropped Jeans
Rouge Dior 999,
Rouge Dior 999,
Hobbs London Saskia Red Trench Coat
Hobbs London Saskia Red Trench Coat
Shaula by Feb31st
Shaula by Feb31st
Boden York Cropped Jeans
Boden York Cropped Jeans
Rouge Dior 999,
Rouge Dior 999,
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My red trench coat was a gift from Hobbs but this isn't a sponsored post. My Feb31st eyewear is also a gift. All opinions are 100% honest and all content is my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support my blog.

8 Comments

  1. March 26, 2019 / 7:57 pm

    Liz I also have a Hobbs Saskia trench (blue honeysuckle pattern) – it is SO well made and such a classic style, no wonder they bring it out every season in different colours! Your red trench is beautiful with your hair, and I love the red and denim together. Top marks for the ultimate in dressing in thirds too (cropped trousers are always so flattering)!

    C xx

    • elizabeth
      Author
      March 27, 2019 / 11:45 am

      Oh yes! I know the one you mean. I’d forgotten it was from Hobbs though. yes, they are so beautifully made aren’t they. I honestly think I’ll keep this for years and will wear it over and over xxxx

  2. March 27, 2019 / 8:31 am

    The only trench i own is from Wallis YEARS ago! I think i need to redress that and get myself a new one – I’ve seen a cute leopard version that is super. You look fabulous, and I love the jeans. I put my cropped frayed on yesterday scared that they might be too big, but fit fine. Have a happy week Lizzy. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • elizabeth
      Author
      March 27, 2019 / 11:44 am

      Ooooh Jacqui, I love the sound of a leopard trench!!! Thank you for the lovely compliment- I know I’ll wear it over and over. I adore the colour xxx

  3. March 27, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    I did not know that Aquascutum also claim to have invented the Trench! That’s really interesting actually, I’m going to try to find out more info. I love reading about fashion history especially when it’s still current. I find it absolutely fascinating when a particular garment or the way a garment is manufactured, is still alive and well today. I was recently reading about glove making and how French glove making is a dying craft but the few that still produce hand made gloves are doing a roaring trade.
    I love this post Liz and you look incredible my friend xx

    • elizabeth
      Author
      March 29, 2019 / 4:54 pm

      No, I didn’t know either until I was doing a little research for the post. I feel I need to put my hand on my face to and admit that I didn’t know of its origins at all actually. it seems so obvious now! It’s interesting about the handmade gloves Michelle. The antitheses of fast fashion! xxx

  4. Amanda
    March 29, 2019 / 6:04 pm

    I know this is about the trench…but those shoes!

    • elizabeth
      Author
      April 3, 2019 / 9:29 am

      Oh thank you! Yes, I’ve had them several years. They’re just so pretty and comfy! xxx

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