I know I've harped on this before, but a great jacket can make an outfit. While I've been partial to my hunter green anorak of late, let's not forget about the iconic trench.
There are two points to keep in mind when rockin' the trench. The first is to not over-think it, and the second? To realize that the belt should never be belted at the waist via the buckle. Instead:
1. Tie the belt around your waist, ignoring the fact that it has a belt buckle (example below)
2. Tie the belt behind you so you can wear the trench open, but the silhouette stays sleek.
And the not-over-thinking thing? All that means is that you should throw your trench on over anything and everything. Don't worry about matching. It goes. with. everything. Even destroyed boyfriend jeans and hubby beater tanks. (Heck, especially destroyed boyfriend jeans and hubby beater tanks.)
Annabel of Blushing Ambition, who I've featured on ANMJ before, uses her fab APC trench to dress up a plain white tee, skinny jeans and flats (pic above). Easy, right? It doesn't get any mom-friendlier than this. And oh-so-chic. Annabel's look needs no translating for mom...but you can get her APC trench here, currently on sale for about $300.
Secondly, I'm loving how Andy of Style Scrapbook rocks her trench with gray tights and tan wedges. This color palette is so perfect for Spring.
And see how she just knots her belt? Nice.
To recreate, throw a fabulous trench on over leggings, a comfy dress (even one of those cheap Target specials) and short boots. Wedge heels optional.
Here's my take:
I've been obsessed with Spring jackets lately, so more to come!!