Before this season, I’ve had the same trench coat since college, and it was AMAZING. I scooped it up at a vintage shop in Cleveland one day for I think $12, and it was literally perfect. Perfect weight, perfect details, such a flattering shape… I would have been content to wear it forever.Until, that is, last spring, when I just painted my nails and was late for work ad grabbed the trench, only to smear bright purple marks all over the shoulders. Insert monkey hands over eyes emoji.
A few weeks ago I went on a hunt and ordered two, and I thought I’d review!
I was convinced that I would love this Banana Republic Trench. I typically love their clothes, especially office-wear, which I feel like trench coats fall into. This trench was $198 (I got it on a 50% off sale), in the tan color. Even in an extra small, this trench was WAY too big. Even tying the belt up behind me didn’t really help. Also, it was unlined and super lightweight, which I wasn’t a huge fan of. Although, the blush pink color is to die for!
Enter this $60 Old Navy trench. This coat in Clay Mate is the perfect tan color, and has all the quintessential trench details. Pretty buttons, a back vent (also with a button), and it’s the perfect weight for spring. This is coat that will keep you warm in 50 and 60 degree weather, and look effortlessly chic and lady like. I also love that it’s lined with a pretty white and light blue striped lining! Right now it’s 30% off with code MORE.