Trench Coats for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: For Cold Weather
Quote of the day: “To me, the worst fashion faux pas is to look in the mirror and not see yourself.” Iris Apfel
If it’s really cold outside, you may not think about grabbing a trench coat for warmth. It all depends on how heavy your coat was made, and the activities planned. I know that many of us wear a coat just to get from point A to point B. But there are certainly times that we are hanging outside for an extended period of time. And I’m sure you could layer tons underneath the trench if you still wanted to wear it!
So for these outfits, I added in some extra accessories for warmth. I wore a hat, Nancy donned some gloves, and mom put on a scarf! If you missed the other two categories, we wore these same trench coats for warmish weather, here, and cooler weather, here.
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: This really could be a perfect outfit to hide a ton of other layers under it! I’ve been known to wear a silk, long underwear shirt and turtleneck under this sweater tunic. Then I’m also wearing my leggings which can easily hide a pair of hose or tights! Furthermore, my OTK boots keep me truly warm with another pair of socks in them!
I just picked up 3 of these leaf brooches on our recent trip to Michigan to visit my bestie! They were only $2 a piece, so I couldn’t resist!!
I thought I’d add in a small scarf as a bracelet for a little print in the outfit! And these are my newest boots—another pair of OTK. My other pair has heels, so I wanted a flat pair. I was thinking I’d get grey until I saw this olive green pair!
I took off that matching belt of the trench and added a wider one with elastic for more of a shaping silhouette!
Coat: Shein (similar here in black or here in yellow)~~Leggings: Style & CO (similar here)~~Sweater: Elie Tahari for Kohl’s (similar here)~~Boots: Charlotte Russe (here)~~Belt: (similar here at quite the investment)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Brooches: (similar here 3 in 1)~~Hat: Jack & Lucy from my Popsugar Must Have Box, see the Instagram post here (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s colder weather outfit, I knew we’d grab some boots too! But I went with her ankle boots and ankle pants instead.
Nancy wore these trousers for our Ankle Pants series (feel free to check it out here, here & here). I hadn’t tried pairing the pants with brown before, so I thought it’d be a good experiment.
Since the object was to make an outfit with the trench coat, I felt like it’d be fun to add the necklace on the outside of the coat. I thought the design on the necklace mirrored the print in the pants from afar!
Pants: J.Jill (similar here)~~Jacket: Forever 21 (similar here)~~Turtleneck: Coldwater Creek (similar here)~~Boots: Franco Sarto (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here with jewles)~~Gloves: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom’s trench is now a heavy winter coat. We zippered in the removable extra lining & left on the collar! And considering it’s super long, you could almost use it as a blanket!!
Charlotte’s wonderful daughter (that’s me), knitted this scarf for her a couple Christmas’ ago! It’s a small infinity scarf, so it’s best put on when you know you don’t need to take it on and off a ton! If you’re a knitter, here’s the pattern on Ravelry!
My mom made the black skirt! She found this fabulous, large zipper in Hong Kong when she was travelling! Then she created the skirt to showcase the zipper by making it go diagonally! And yes, the zipper does work!!
Coat: (similar here or here with lining & a hood but shorter)~~Skirt: Mom made it (similar here with the zipper straight)~~Sweater: (similar here)~~Boots: (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here more embroidered but pretty)~~Scarf: I knitted it (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
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Here’s some traditional length trench coats if your coat closet is bare. I also looked for a some that were different colors than the classic tan (the Macy’s one comes in other colors)