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Help me not look like Inspecter Gadget when wearing a Trench Coat

(4 Posts)
Chicinwellies Wed 15-Mar-17 22:34:55

So I have what I consider to be a very beautiful trench coat from Crew.
It fits well, has a belt, is lovely quality, but I feel like a twit wearing it. What goes with them, for everyday wear , and why does it feel so wrong !

Judydreamsofhorses Wed 15-Mar-17 22:47:01

I got a very nice, very cheap, tan/camel long-line (mid-calf) trench from New Look the other week. On me it works with casual clothes, but looks Go-Go-Gadget with smart things. Today I wore it with black ankle grazer skinny jeans and flat Chelsea boots and (I thought) it looked good, but it seems to morph into a flasher's mac with anything even vaguely formal. I also think that it's much, much better open than buttoned/belted, to the point that I've actually tied the belt at the back.

user1477249785 Thu 16-Mar-17 01:32:12

I don't button mine. I pull it together and cinch it with the belt which i knot and double back on itself IYSWIM?

picklemepopcorn Thu 16-Mar-17 05:10:25

Tying the belt back on itself, so it gathers the coat at the back leaving the front flapping open used to work for me.

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