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Friday, October 5, 2012

wardrobe staples: the trench

Ok, kicking off my series focused on intentionally building a better wardrobe, I am going to focus on the reason why some of my "50 closet staples" made the cut

This first one is a no brainer, but one of my favorites: the trench!
I found the perfect trench at a Banana Republic Outlet last year (on sale for less than$50!), and have worn it numerous times every season since. Including { herehere , here , here }

This item should be in your closet because it is supremely versatile - wear it dressed up, dressed down, over dresses in warm weather, and bundled up with scarves and a hat when it gets chilly... or wear it with nothing else (scandalous!)

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I believe that the classic, camel colored, double breasted style of trench is the most timeless and will therefore get the most use in your closet over the years.

Also, unless you are in supremely love with the look of the trench, you only need one in your closet, so take the time to find the one you love, and plan to pay a little more to purchase a trench of the highest quality you can afford - you will be rewarded with a jacket that continues to be a staple in your closet for years and years!

But by all means, if you love trenches, there are options available in black, patterned, plaid, and even studded!

I have picked out my favorite trenches at all price points... which one is your favorite?
Do you already own a trench?
If not, is it on your wish list?
What item do you want to see highlighted next?
xx
Jessica

22 comments:

  1. What a great fall item! I must get one soon!  I love your blog!

    http://myfavoritethingskellyann.blogspot.com/ 

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  2. love these!! i have been looking for a good trench for a while!

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  3. Love a good trench coat! They are perfect for the fall and spring, and they make any outfit look chic!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  4. I'd wanted a trench coat for so long, and I finally invested in one from the Gap outlet last year. It was such a great purchase! I love a good trench, and it is definitely a timeless item.

    Have an awesome weekend!! :)

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  5. LOVE a good trench!

    http://citysequins.blogspot.com

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  6. I have a light blue trench which is perfect in the spring! The camel colored ones are definitely more versatile though. Have a great weekend!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Chicnova Giveaway!
     

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  7. I LOVE trenches! I own own, but in black so I'm still trying to find the right khaki version for the right price! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  8. Great picks! The trench is definitely a classic!

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  9. I love my trench coat - wearing it in my profile picture even! It takes me everywhere...you really can't beat it as an investment buy.

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  10. I have a black trench and a purple plaid one. I wear the plaid one all the time and get lots of compliments on it! But I do need a tan one, but haven't found one in my price range that I love yet.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  11. i really want a trench coat, i forgot how fantastic they look.

    www.kindoflovely.com

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  12. curlsandfreckles ItaliaOctober 7, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    The trench is the best thing EVER!!!
    I love it

    follow you, new post:http://curlsandfrecklescs.blogspot.it/2012/10/b-joux-di-michela-monzani-simona-vs.htmlxoxoSimona

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  13. Love a khaki trench coat!  You were so lucky to find one at BR for less than $50!  It is definitely a staple for anyone, and it was one of the very first items I bought when I graduated from college and got my first job! (Of course, I've updated since then!)

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  14. Great picks! The trench is definitely a classic!

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  15. I LOVE trenches! I own own, but in black so I'm still trying to find the right khaki version for the right price! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  16. I have a light blue trench which is perfect in the spring! The camel colored ones are definitely more versatile though. Have a great weekend!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Chicnova Giveaway!
     

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  17. LOVE a good trench!

    http://citysequins.blogspot.com

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  18. I'd wanted a trench coat for so long, and I finally invested in one from the Gap outlet last year. It was such a great purchase! I love a good trench, and it is definitely a timeless item.

    Have an awesome weekend!! :)

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  19. Love a good trench coat! They are perfect for the fall and spring, and they make any outfit look chic!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  20. love these!! i have been looking for a good trench for a while!

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  21. What a great fall item! I must get one soon!  I love your blog!

    http://myfavoritethingskellyann.blogspot.com/ 

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  22. love these looks!
    xox,
    Connie
    http://www.connnietang.com

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