I don't think trench coats come much more "modern classic" than this. If I had to ask a someone to design one for me, I hope this Laura Ashley trench is what they'd come up with... is there anything more satisfying than a wardrobe must-have that's just perfection? As well as being a perfect fit, the length is spot-on and I love the asymmetrical buttoning and flap detail. Iconic British label Laura Ashley is not a brand I'd normally associate with wardrobe essentials - but they have excelled themselves with this beauty.
So a truly classic item of clothing needs classic styling, right? Er, no - not this time, at least. To counteract both the Britishness of the brand and the classic design of the coat, I decided to go edgy with some mixed animal prints (jeans, top and bag), fierce jewellery and heels. And what I also love about the coat is that it looks as good done up as it does open so you can show your outfit underneath.
My photos should be up on the Laura Ashley blog very soon - I'll update a link as soon as they're on there. A few other bloggers are styling the same trench so I'll be interested to see how they've styled it. I can't wait to wear it more as the weather gets chillier (I'll probably regret saying that)...!
Have you found yourself the perfect wardrobe essential? I'm thinking trench coats, crisp white shirts, little black dresses - or are you still looking? Let me know!
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Coat: courtesy of Laura Ashley, Top: Topshop, Jeans: Asos, Heels: Aldo, Bag: courtesy of Laura Ashley, Brooch: Gift, Black spike bracelet: Asos (this one is almost identical), Other bracelets: New Look / Asos, Watch: Asos, Gold ring: Asos, Nails: Revlon Elegant
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Laura Ashley kindly gifted me this trench coat and bag. All opinions are my own, however, and 100% honest.