Trench Coats for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: For Warmer Weather
Quote of the day: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Sir Winston Churchill
A trench coat is one of those items that many clothing piece lists suggest you need in your closet . And you could be one of those woman that already have one in your closet! I have to admit that I was never in need of my own trench coat. To me the tan, classic trench just never sparked my fancy. But when I happened to come across this yellow, sleeveless one while online shopping, I decided that I could join in on this trend.
I figured that between the 3 of us, we had all kinds of variations covered to give you some ideas of how to make sure you wore your coat with pride! And I tried to cover a range of weather forecasts with these posts. First I’m starting off with what I would consider warmer weather. Obviously, it’s cool enough to need a jacket, but it may be you only need the coat in the mornings or to use for a light layer!
I also tried to vary our outfits under the coats. Since my shoulders were bared, I wore jeans. I had Nancy wear her capris and mom pulled out a dress!
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: When I purchased my yellow coat, it was described as a sleeveless trench. However, it’s not the material you imagine when you think about a trench coat. It’s more of a drapey polyester material which I think I actually like better!
I thought this might be the perfect opportunity to transition my open shoulder shirt for another time or two! And these are my baby flare jeans which I’ve really grown fond of for some variety!
I went with some turquoise colored jewelry to work with the blues in the blouse.
The coat came with a matching belt, which I didn’t like tied in the front. So for this outfit, I tied it a couple times in the back to keep it more open in the front. Even though I really like how it looks this way, it wasn’t the most comfortable, sitting against the knot in the car.
Coat: Shein (similar here in black or here in yellow)~~Jeans: The Gap (here)~~Top: Fabrik Denver (similar here)~~Shoes: (similar here in a kitten heel)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: JTV (here)~~Sunglasses: LOFT (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I purchased this coat for Nancy last year for her birthday. I thought it’d be so perfect for her since the shaping was more of a swing silhouette and it was cropped in length!!
I picked out her brown print capris to keep in the brown family since her jacket is tan colored! I kept everything neutral except the bright blue blouse underneath!
Her blue blouse is sleeveless and has these cut outs around the front and back.
I had her put on her turquoise bracelet since the sleeves aren’t super long! And voila, Nancy’s ready for some fun in the sun on an autumn, Denver day!
Pants: Chicos (similar here in a solid brown)~~Jacket: Forever 21 (similar here)~~Top: Bellatrix (similar here)~~Shoes: Ecco (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Sunglasses: Kate Spade (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: My mom’s trench coat is a long, navy one! For this look we went without all of it’s accessories (you’ll see them in the next two categories).
I figured this was the perfect time to pull out mom’s white dress, since it’ll probably be retired by her until next summer! If you missed our summer posts on the LWD, you can see them here, here & here.
Even though we went with bright colored shoes, I did go for a darker belt. I love the fall inspired colors, but I also love to mix things up for fun!
The brooch trend is still going strong (at least in my closet & blog life!!), so I gathered together some fun little pins for the collar. The button next to the dress brooch is actually a pin, not part of the coat.
Dress: (similar here or here with lining & a hood but shorter)~~Dress: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes: (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Brooches: (similar here in a fruit set and here as a bug set)
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If you’ve been thinking of trying the sleeveless trench trend, here are a couple for under $100. Or for a much less expensive idea, if you already have a coat that you don’t wear much, you could remove the sleeves!!