Recessionista: Classic With a Twist


I will always love a quirky twist on a trench coat, so when Forever 21 rolled out some new clothing — including a trench — for Spring 2010, I was intrigued. See, I own about 15 trench coats, and all of them have something unique and different about them. I shall be adding the Bell Sleeve Trench to the wardrobe.

I love the shape, cut, style — the buckled detail and the shorter sleeve really work — and the cost: $32.80.

Lately, celebs such as Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham have been wearing these coats almost like coat dresses, belted and snug at the waist to show definition so you don't look like a haute flasher. Add a snappy platform or pointed toe pump, a nice not-too-oversized satchel or lady-like bag, oversized sunglasses — and voila! Plus, you can add color to your look with this trench, as the neutral khaki or navy works with everything.

Chic single-breasted trench coat styled with a matching belt and removable buckled straps on the 3/4 bell sleeves.

– Side inset pockets, pleated back detail
– Thin twill construction
– 30" approximate length from high point shoulder to hem, 38" chest, 18" sleeve
– 62% cotton, 38% nylon, lining 100% polyester
-Dry clean only
– Imported

Buy it here.

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