TREND: Outerwear Back In

The trendy trench. This outerwear classic has been around even before the days of inspector gadget. As this Fashionista demonstrates, its dynamic transformation keeps this fall staple from slipping away. The feminine reinvention of the once taupe, masculine trench has made this coat the desire of all fashion forward females. This fashionista exemplifies the outer wear innovation with her tan trench coat with rouched sleeves, large buttons, and front pockets.

Burberry's Spring 2010 line was packed with a number of inventive styles to keep trendsetters warm. This belted trench by Burberry follows the same rouching trend as our campus Fashionista's coat but creates more drama by roucing the entire sleeve.

The most remarkable thing about this coat is that you can purchase a designer's idea of a creative trench or you can buy a blank canvas. For example, this Betsey Johnson jacket epitomizes the rocker chic trend with its deep coloring and silver buckled belt. However, you can create this same trend by accessorizing a more basic version. Try adding a black pleather belt, fingerless gloves, and a deep purple scarf from Free People.

Another ideal accessory for the trench is the knee high boot. Experiment with the Native American inspired, Minnetonka boots. These fringe bearing boots are a dramatic way to add indie flair to any ensemble that shows a lot of leg. 

Hint: Try adding a floral pin to any trench to add a punch of color. Try this one from J. Crew.

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