This Burberry Trench Makes Rainy Days Much More Bearable

ShelComroe
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Photo credit: Courtesy

From Marie Claire

In our biweekly series, editors share the item they wear on repeat, whether it be a basic white tee or a super-trendy jumpsuit. Prepare yourself (and your credit card) for some guilt-free shopping.

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

As a "fashion girl," I have a running checklist of my must-have "forever pieces," ones that truly stand the test of time. This checklist includes classic splurge-worthy items (i.e. a Chanel flap bag or a Cartier tank watch). Before I go into detail about one specific item on my checklist that I bought and love, a fun fact that you should know about me is that I hate the rain. In my opinion, the smallest drizzle warrants a $30 Uber home from work. Unfortunately, those Ubers add up. I knew it was time to invest my money a bit more wisely.

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Photo credit: Sunset Boulevard - Getty Images

I referenced my checklist and found the perfect solution to my phobia of rainy days: a classic Burberry trench coat. Here's another fun fact: Back in the 1800s, Thomas Burberry created a more breathable but still weatherproof version of the popular "Mack" coat and the Burberry trench was born. More than a hundred years later, the coat is still effortlessly chic and completely practical, which justifies the hefty price tag IMO.

I like to define my personal style as classic meets funky, which means I choose to invest in timeless pieces then style them in unexpected ways. When it comes to my trench, I like to edge things up with leather trousers and a masculine baseball cap. Sometimes I use it to tone down an otherwise loud look, such as mixed prints or bold colors.

Photo credit: Shelby Comroe
Photo credit: Shelby Comroe

The ultimate beauty of this trench, however, is its ability to make the simplest outfits look put together. When I'm feeling lazy, I let the coat do the talking by pairing it with a white t-shirt and some relaxed fit jeans. I can wear the trench open for a laidback look, or belt it and cinch it in at the waist to create a ladylike feel. It transitions from day to night with ease and, because it is the perfect weight, from summer to fall and winter to spring, too.

As I've stated before, I am a "fashion girl" at heart, and when it comes to my clothing, that can sometimes mean fashion trumps function. With this Burberry trench, however, I don't have to forgo fashion for function and, well, that's just an added bonus for me.

My particular trench also has a removable hood that comes in handy when I get stuck in a torrential downpour (something that used to be my worst nightmare, but this coat has really helped me overcome my inner demons). With this coat on, I don't even need an umbrella. In my line of work, trends come and go, but this Burberry trench will always remain a classic. If you agree and/or hate the rain, too, scoop up a Burberry trench of your own, below.


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