March 15, 2016
The Double Breasted Trench Coat

Let’s face it—between the kids, work, PTA, friends, family, the dog, the house— life is nuts.

Girlfriends may bail and your phone might die, but you can always rely on the trusty trench coat. Quite possibly the best sidekick ever, it has the power to transform jeans and flats into an outfit that looks like you actually spent time on. Some would even call them super powers—only it’s faster than a makeover and able to leap tall stacks of clutter in a single bound. In fact, if we wrote the trench a thank you letter, it would go a little something like this:

Dear TC, Thanks for always having our back…and our front. Thanks for making us look respectable from the steering wheel up in the carpool line. Thanks for not caring whether we have on a ball gown or a nightgown underneath. Thanks for making Saturday errands a no-brainer. Thanks for being sexy—which is weird, because you’re a coat. Thanks for hiding that salad dressing stain after happy hour that time (ok, ok those times). Thanks for always making us look put together—even when we’re not. I guess what we’re trying to say is thanks for being our super woman cape. You’ll always have a place in our heart and in our closet.

And if our trench coat can make us look like that on normal days, just imagine what it can do on days that we actually try—like with:

  • a black turtleneck, capris, and black flats.
  • a sweater, skinny jeans, and knee-high boots.
  • black leather leggings and booties.
  • a blouse, wide-leg pants, and heels.
  • a black and white striped t-shirt, jeans and cute sneakers.
  • a little black dress, red lipstick, and pumps.

AS SEEN ON INSTAGRAMWe’re not the only ones loving Charming Charlie’s modern spin on this classic.