Saturday, March 7, 2009

Spring Essentials Countdown #10--Trench or Trench Alternative

It's 74 degrees outside, the daffodils are blooming, and if you're like me, you're probably itching to get your spring and summer wardrobe out of the basement and bust out those flip-flops. In celebration of March and warmer weather and by request from my dear friend Cristie, here begins the countdown of Amber's Spring Essentials '09. In really no particular order and one at a time, here goes...

#10: Spring Trench Coat or Trench Coat Alternative--Not to sound too Tim Gunn here or to lean too much toward the "What Not To Wear" stylists, but they're really onto something with the trench. You could put a trench over a paper bag and look pulled together. Plus, it still gets chilly at night, and one of my big mantras is that when it's chilly out, you've gotta invest in outerwear because for the most part, that's what people will be seeing. If you don't love the idea of a trench, a trench alternative--a jacket in a classic shape will work. Here are a few really good trench picks.

Such a fantastic twist on the basic khaki trench for $67.20 at

I love the color of this one and Target is always good for a deal...$39.99

In "papaya juice" and taupe at$49.99

Classic black, perfectly nipped in at the waist at for $129.00

1 comment:

kounskin cap said...

Ahem...I think a picture of me and my spring trench would have been a superb addition to the site. Living in Seattle during the winter the weather is so depressing that it's temping to walk around in the same outfit 3 days in a row. But thanks to my spring essential, I can throw the trench and some boots on and no one is the wiser ;)