Transitional Fashion : How To Wear The Sleeveless Trench
When inspiration strikes you must seize it. I saw a post recently from blogger Mattie James of Mattieologie and she was wearing a very chic sleeveless trench. I thought with the transitioning weather that this piece would work for these warm days of the fading summer and the cool days ahead in fall. I put together three looks that highlight the versatility of this great piece.
For Look #1, I looked ahead to the breezy days of September and used the sleeveless trench as the outer layer. Under the trench, a striped long sleeved tee and skinny jeans with destroyed detailing. City girl chic I call it, the jeans will be worn time and time again and the shirt layered underneath will keep the look together if you have to remove the trench. A statement necklace was added to the look to amp things up around the open area of the neck and again serve to keep a solid look should you need to remove the jacket. Chunky heeled shoes and an over-sized clutch round out the look. Layering for the fall should mean that even when removing an outer layer, you still have a complete look.
Look #2 still speaks to the cooler days ahead but this time we're using the sleeveless trench as a dress. If you're not totally comfortable with this look, you can always add leggings underneath. A simple black pump gives it that pulled together look from the bottom up. Adding a pop of color via the tote keeps the look from being one note. Accessories make or break a look and here I've added deep maroon frames, bamboo hoop earrings and a statement cuff. These accessories all stand on their own and together they really make this trench into our version of a coat dress. The beanie, slouchy and almost sliding off the head adds a sense of ease to this look with the structured trench.
Look #3 gives you a chance to get in on the 70's trend and get yet one more look out of the sleeveless trench. The trench is used as an outer layer for this look and it's over a bow blouse and wide leg patterned trousers. With this look, you can cinch the belt to create a more defined waist. To go along with the 70's trend, a chunky heel pump in a rich brown will add a little more height to keep those pant hems off the ground. A hint for wide leg trousers, when you take them to your tailor to be hemmed bring the shoes that you will wear with them most often. The accessories for this look include a vintage Boston bag, a gold watch and button earrings to keep everything very much Mary Tyler Moore in 2015.
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