Balenciaga | Bottega Veneta | Christian Dior | DKNY
Dries Van Noten | Hermès | Marni | Michael Kors
Olivier Theyskens | Prada | Valentino | Vetements
Darlings, isn’t it time to forget the scary world outside your window and go try on some fabulous outerwear? The answer is yes. It’s also time for Lorenzo to dive head-first into the runway trends for spring 2017 and then translate them into affordable, wearable options for any kitten out there. He’s your own little personal shopper and he went a little nuts once again.
You see, the dependable trench coat was a spring 2017 “trend” once again. But let’s face it, they never go away. Our entire style philosophy rails against the idea that anyone “has” to own certain essential items in their wardrobe. The trench coat is one of those items that appears on practically any style must-have list for either gender, and we have to admit, it’s hard for us to argue against the choice. No one “has” to own a trench coat and plenty of people could reasonably think they have little place in their lives for one. But it really is an amazingly versatile item that looks good on almost anyone and can be paired with practically any outfit. It’ll even make a pair of leggings and kicks look a little more dressy.
As you can see from the above runway selections for spring 2017, the “trend” in trench coats is that there are no trends. Long, mid-length or short, classic neutrals or boldly colored – it’s all on the table, in an array of textiles.
We couldn’t really envision a way of breaking these selections down, except by length. And even then, there’s no consistency. Some of the mid-length stuff could reasonably be called short and vice versa. So confusing, you ladies and your lady tailoring. AS you know, the difference between a short and mid-length trench often comes down to the wearer. We love the mid-length for being so versatile and the short for being so sassy and fun, but you can’t beat a long trench coat for some authority and drama.
Shall we go shopping, dolls?
THE LONG TRENCH COAT
Lo’s faves: The plaid J. Crew, the cream ASOS, the orange ASOS, the floral ModCloth and the pink Kate Spade.
THE MID-LENGTH TRENCH COAT
Lo’s faves; Trina Turk, Liz Claiborne, the blue Calvin Klein, the pale blue ASOS.
THE SHORT TRENCH COAT
This is our favorite of the three lengths, just for having a little sass and style to it. Lo’s faves: The pink London Fog, the Burberry, the yellow Brooks Brothers, the black Michael Kors, and the red Via Spigas.
Which is your favorite length?
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[Photo Credit: IMAXTree]