Back to the Basics: The trench coat and stripes





Trench coat, black and white stripes

Trench coat, black and white stripes

Trench coat, black and white stripes


Trench coat, black and white stripes


Trench coat, black and white stripes


Although the trench coat is considered by many to be a basic and essential item, I have never owned one until recently. Upon seeing this coat, I figured that I might add it to my closet and perhaps sneak at least some wear out of it before the weather becomes too warm to layer. This coat, particularly, is lightweight and less structured than other trench coats that initially caught my eye. Its only downside is its tendency to wrinkle (at the bottom when sitting), however it will do for the time being.

Today’s outfit is rather basic but I enjoyed wearing it; ideal to wear on a day of errand-running. While the colour palette is not overly spring like or summery, the black and white with a neutral khaki colour serves to create a causal yet polished look.

Absence indeed does make the heart grow fonder. I have been on an unintentional mini-break from the blog. I missed it tremendously and I’m  happy to get back to posting. Unfortunately, last week was definitely a “workaholic” week–working endlessly and jumping from afternoon to night shifts, all while running around the city to attend numerous media events. Thanks for your support, guys. Hope you liked the post!

Until Next Time:

Sincerely Miss J

 Do you own a trench coat? Do you wear trench coats?

Outfit Information:

Trench: Thrifted but love this one here and this one here// Shirt (actually a dress): Dynamite // Jeans: Thrifted // Shoes: Hudson Bay (Tahari) (old) // Bag: Thrifted 


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  1. Haylee Mae
    May 26, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    I love the trenchcoat. It's not a staple for me either, but I might look at one after seeing how lovely it looks styled like this. Gorgeous. xo,

  2. Fredreca Adams
    May 27, 2014 / 8:45 am

    I got one from a thrift stall a while ago but havent been able to wear it too due to the weather in Ghana. But I know come rainy season I will definately rock it well.You look love too girl!

  3. Milla Kjaer
    May 27, 2014 / 1:59 pm

    The bag is just perfect!! :))

  4. Anonymous
    May 27, 2014 / 3:37 pm

    Glad to have you back & blogging again! I do love the look of a trench coat, but oddly I don't own one. Probably because it would NOT be warm enough during the Chicago winter! Someday, though, when I'm in a more temperate climate… 🙂

  5. Layla Sprinkles
    May 28, 2014 / 11:46 am

    Beautiful outfit!!! Love the look and the colours all compliment each other perfectly!! :)Layla

  6. Helen*
    May 28, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    Hello lovely thank you for the sweet comment on my blog, I really appreciate it! :)Great post, thanks for sharing, you loo gorgeous!! I am also your newest follower and can't wait for your next post!

  7. Melanie C.
    May 28, 2014 / 10:29 pm

    Great look! I love your shoes so much! Would you like to follow each other on GFC, facebook and bloglovin to stay in touch? Let me know, thanks!xx,

  8. Danielle
    May 28, 2014 / 11:21 pm

    great look, love the jacket!xx fameliquorlove

  9. ann usman
    June 8, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    love the trench coat

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