The Light Outerwear Edit: Trench Coat

The third part of The Edit features light outerwear pieces that you can wear in Autumn and Spring (my favourite seasons!) when the weather is cool enough that you can still wear outerwear but warm enough that you may opt for lighter layers. In my opinion, a trench coat is a wardrobe essential. It was hard to find one that fulfiled my criteria: loose and flowy fit; long but not so long that it would drown me; double-breasted style; tortoiseshell buttons; no epaulettes, sleeve straps and a storm flap in the front; and the right shade of beige (not too brown or yellow). Out of the many trench coats that I tried, this one from Stradivarius came the closest to ticking all the boxes. Another plus point is that the price is very reasonable. If I had to nitpick, I wish that there are six buttons instead of four.

Since a trench coat is a classic piece, I wore other classic pieces in neutral tones to match the vibe and colour scheme of the trench coat: a black and white striped top, dark wash straight leg jeans, large black cat-eye sunglasses, gold jewellery, a brown bucket bag and black Chelsea boots. I finally tried out the Topshop straight leg jeans but better late than never right? I love the high-waisted fit, how they're neither too slim nor too wide in the leg and the fact that they're actually cropped on me. I'm so obsessed with them that I have two pairs now: a light wash and a dark wash. I'm also looking to add mid wash, black and white pairs to my collection. When I wear outerwear pieces that are below my knees, I always choose shoes with at least a little bit of heel to give me a boost of height so that the long outerwear piece doesn't drown me and make me look shorter than I already am. My Office Chelsea boots are my go-to boots because the low block heels make me taller but are comfortable to walk long hours in and the Chelsea style is such a timeless silhouette.

Sigrid - Don't Feel Like Crying

Wearing: Stradivarius trench coat / All Saints top (similar) / Topshop jeans (similar) / CĂ©line sunglasses (similar) / H&M necklace (similar) / Louis Vuitton bag (pre-loved) / Office boots