Banana Republic Classic Trench
clothes Monday, February 1, 2010
Record-breaking mild temperatures in January mean that these days Vancouverites can expect rain rather than snow, a damp chill rather than a deep freeze. No wonder my fancy has turned from wool coats to lightweight trenchcoats. While Burberry remains the sterling epitome of the classic trench, I think Banana Republic's version ($198) comes pretty darn close to channelling the appeal of its more expensive British counterpart. The belted waist, double-breasted styling, and 3/4 length make this coat a polished topper for skirts, dresses, or jeans and guarantee that this trench will be a perennial favourite for many years to come. Pair this trench with a thin cashmere cardigan for warmth and a quirky, colourful umbrella and you're good to go. With rainy days approaching us, can sunny spring skies be far behind?
Is it time to put away the winter garb and pull out the lightweight jackets and trenches in your region yet? Are you a fan of trenchcoats for spring?
Posted by Lisa