Friday, September 3, 2010

Fall Essentials: The Trench


What I'm wearing:
*Michael Kors Zebra Dress
*Zara Canvas Trench Coat
*Nine West Pumps
*Michael Kors Skorpios Ring Tote

The perfect fall topper is the trench, which has been and always will be a classic. If you already have the mandatory black or khaki colored trench hanging in your closet, try one in an unexpected color to add some spice to your emsembles.

My choice this fall is rust. This has always been one of my favorite colors for autumn, and the color reminds me of the leaves changing color. I love that it can go with both black and brown based outfits.
This particular trench is from Zara. The color was what caught my eye initially, but the fit is what convinced me to make the purchase. As a shorter gal, I sometimes have a hard time finding a regular sized trench that fits me perfectly right off of the rack.

For this fall look, I paired the trench with a zebra printed knit dress, and pretty conservative pumps and purse. The grey and black colorway keeps the zebra print from being too garish, and the comfortable knit material keeps the dress from being too stuffy. This dress can transition easily from day to night. It works equally in an office or at a happy hour. The closed toed pumps are just high enough to be worn out and about, not just in the office, and are still so comfortable. These are heels you will want to wear out, not designate a drawer at your desk, only to be worn when you forget to bring a pair of shoes to change into after your daily commute. Admit it, we all have at least one pair like that!






23 comments:

  1. You are so cute! That trench color is GORGEOUS!

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  2. You look STUNNING. I love the rust color with the black. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  3. Great dress on you. I love the handbag :-)

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  4. A great fall piece that would be perfect for the office or more conservative affair.

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  5. You look so sophisticated! I have been on the hunt for the perfect trench for quite some time now, last winter I bought two and returned them both because they weren't the right fit. That one looks great on you.

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  6. You look great! That trench is just gorgeous, and I too love rust. I'll have to check that out at Zara!

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  7. R, you look awesome! Absolutely gorgeous. I love how professional and chic this all looks.

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  8. what a great trench! This will go perfectly with so many different looks this fall!

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  9. Call me an absolute nut but I totally underestimated the trench coat. I just bought one but returned it because I'm not absolutely in love with it or how it looks on me. I know every woman should own one...one day I will! Great outfit and I love how the trench looks on you!

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  10. Oh! I LOVE that trench coat! You look fabulous, as always!

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  11. WHOA how is it cold enough to wear trenches yet? We're roasting here in So Cal lol, it isn't even fire season yet and when that finally dies down we'll get our "colder" months =P

    Gorgeous trench!!

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  12. I wouldn't think to pair black and gray zebra print with a darker brown trench, but it looks so nice paired together on you.

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  13. What a beautiful color trench! And those last pictures of you smiling are soooo pretty Rosa!!

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  14. You look GREAT. I love the outfit! The trench is perfection-I can't wear khaki and would love this shade instead. Your dress and accessories are perfection!!!

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  15. I dig what your hair has been doing recently - love it!

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  16. My mom and I both have trouble finding trenches that suite our height. We will definitely check our Zara's.


    Just Better Together

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  17. This looks is so sophisticated and gorgeous! Love it!

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  18. I'm so late catching up on your posts, but i LOVE how clean and crisp you look. I would normally never look twice at that dress, but you look so great in it!

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  19. absolutely love this trench. getting one has been on my to-do list for a while now...

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  20. Zebra dress looks great on you!

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  21. When I saw the Natalia shoes on the Steve Madden website, I instantly thought of you!

    (I wish I could give you the link, but I can't copy and paste :[ )

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  22. This dress look fabulous on you! I love the subtle animal print.

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