Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Colorful Wardrobe Pick-Me-Ups

As Houston continues to enjoy the drizzly, cool weather that I thought I escaped from when I left Connecticut back in 2003, I'm starting to rethink my choice of outerwear. After all, wet wool can start to take on a rather unpleasant, notsofresh, smell. A classic alternative would be along the lines of Audrey Hepburn's smartly tailored trench in Breakfast at Tiffany's (wherein that final rainy scene ranks as one of my all-time favorite scenes in cinematic history). But, if you're looking for a more modern, 21st century take on the trench coat, there are plenty of colorful, fashion forward options that are sure to chase away the winter blues.

From top left: 1. King Street Twill Bow Trench Coat by Kate Spade ($645). 2. Michael Michael Kors short trench ($100). 3. J.Crew ruffled gamine trench ($178). 4. Burberry packable trench coat in blush pink ($595). 5. Nick & Mo Topstitched Trench ($78) 6. Scallop Trim Coat from Boden ($198). 7. Indigo Trench from Banana Republic ($175). 8. Into the Wild trench from Marc by Marc Jacobs ($498).

18 comments:

pk @ Room Remix said...

Love the turquoise trench! It would make me so much more willing (and happy) to go out in the rain. :-)

Christy said...

LOVE these choices! I have a super cute one in bright yellow...but it doesn't exactly fit right now. Next spring, perhaps! :-) The top left two are my faves.

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

I've been looking for a trench, thanks for doing the "leg work" for me! The classic navy style from Banana Republic is calling my name...Janell

Kathysue said...

Loving Michael Kors emerald green, I think that would make me sing in the rain!! Averil I gave you a shout out on my Sale Alert post this morning. I featured you bathroom seat from JC's,Love it and I am sure others will also, I put a link to your bathroom re-do post. Thanks for all of this eye candy love the trenches, Kathysue

Emily A. Clark said...

Fun jackets! I bought a shorter one in a bright yellow last year and love it.

Thanks for the link to your re-covered wingback. It's gorgeous! I haven't made it that far back in catching up w/ your blog yet or I would've included it :(

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Oooh, great options!! I don't have a trench coat but this is making me rethink that situation. :) I particularly love the bright orange and animal print ones.

Patch said...

Mooooon riiiiiiver....

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Oh Lord, it's either the Persimmon Kate Spade, or that scalloped number from Boden for me - well, you know...when I'm NOT sporting a huge belly! :)

Kristina with a K said...

Oh! Give me color any day! Orange and Teal for me!

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Why am I not surprised that I gravitated to the J Crew and BR styles?? :)

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

I am so obsessed with that Boden coat these days! Thanks for the bright spot in this dreary day!

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

These are perfect! It's high time I ditch my black for something colorful like these :)

Struggler said...

I must take more notice of Room Remix's blog roll - she turns up in all the cool places!!
I really like the turquoise one; how nice that it happens to be the cheapest!

Style Redux 2 said...

Let it rain!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Nuts for that Boden coat. I've been telling my husband as he complains about our rain, that soon enough we'll be complaining we're too hot again. For me, I'm happy to be able to wear my beloved classic Burberry that's been buried in the back of the closet. Great choices Averill x

Cristin said...

Love the Boden trench, but in white with contrast pipping!!! I have that page in the catalog tagged.

xo,
cristin

Sarah Klassen said...

Oh, what a great post, Averill!

I just brought out my "old reliable", aka my very fav. black dress-like trench. There's nothing like it, though, I'm really loving that blue and white one you shown here, from Boden. I love the details and colors -- very pretty!

Hope you are having a great week :)

lady macleod said...

My beige silk trench bought years ago in Paris is still a wardrobe stable - more so since arriving here in Houston!

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