Trench coat style – alternative coats for winter

Some days, especially during the winter or cold months, I find it very difficult to get up and get dresses and not pick something to wear that is black. Somehow even a little bit of black makes it’s way into my outfit. I’m that person that is always hesitant to mix blue with black, so I thought this navy blue trench coat would be that perfect element to eliminate black from at least one outfit.

I was originally going to wear a dress, but thought the tweedy brown of these pants would be a good mix. It makes me want to think up more outfits to wear with this trench – I’m thinking one of my white dresses, some blue jeans and motorcycle boots, or maybe with a red skirt!

Thrift Eye

Thrift Eye

Trench: Barney’s Co-op thrifted (similar). Top: Diane von Furstenberg, gift from sister. Pants: Zara. Heels: Fornarina.

Are trench coats your thing? I will say this every single time I wear one – they make me feel like a flasher! 🙂

I feel like I go to the same types of coats over and over again, so a trench coat in a fun color is a good way to get out the winter rut.

  • sartorialsidelines

    That’s such a gorgeous trench – I love the and colour!

    Courtney ~

    • Eli

      In my dreams I would get that orange coat you were wearing a few posts back!!

  • I love trench coats, and I think this navy one is quite sharp.
    I also have a small desire to someday have the opportunity to be naked under a trench coat. Not as a flasher. Um. I think I watch too many movies.  Nevermind.

    • Eli

      haha similar thoughts have probably crossed all of our minds! 🙂

  • LOVE IT. 
    ps. the labyrinth at lands end is one of my ultimate favorite spots in the city, and the whole state<3 have enjoyed seeing recent shots of ya there, super like!

    • Eli

      Hey lady! 🙂 This actually down by the zoo, a little quiet spot that I didn’t realize totally does look like lands end too! I pass it some days on my drive back home from work. It’s just a lookout point, but it’s so beautiful!

  • I think that this shoes are not for winter time, motorcycle boots should be much better choice 😉
    But the coat is great!

    • Eli

      This is what I wore to work, I’d probably get in trouble for wearing motorcycle boots 🙂

  • Eve evans

    I love this coat. The whole look is great. I found the perfect splash of color with my new jacket from Burlington
    Coat Factory
    . They had such great prices and I love being able to add a touch of color to my winter wardrobe.