Classic styling, easy wearing and just plain adorable, the trench coat is as much a staple of fashion as the blue jean, the trouser pant and the blazer. 

While fashion trends lean to the bright end of the spectrum in denim, blouses and dresses, the trench remains a true friend to balance the bright and loud ensemble. Betty loves how the trench can transition us from warm summer nights to crisp fall mornings. If you're looking for a way to transition your summer wardrobe to fall, look no further than the trench!

Moving into fall, patterns and graphics dominate the scene and they compliment the coloured denim trend but beg for a little classic balance.  That's where your trench coat comes into play. Betty loves the how stripes bring a little flair to this beige trench with black piping. 

 

This stripe tunic is adorable and spot on for the season with a trench.

The classic trench gets a dose of cute with a bow-tie feature back in Blair's Bow Tie Trench featured at bettybegood.ca. The A-line shape gives way to a slimming effect at the waist.  Black and white polka dot scarf included. It's available in both camel & black. Click here to check it out! 

A trench can give staying power to all your adorable floral, hearts and lacy patterns from spring-summer. As your wardrobe transitions through the seasons, try the trench overcoat to bridge the gap between summer and fall. 


While you're packing up your summer clothes, leave out your bright denim and try anchoring it with your trench, turtle neck sweaters and cozy scarves.

 

Did you know? 

The trench coat was developed as an alternative to the heavy serge greatcoats worn by British and French soldiers in WWI. Invention of the trench coat is claimed by both Burberry and Aquascutum, with Aquascutum's claim dating back to the 1850s. Thomas Burberry, the inventor of gabardine fabric, submitted a design for an army officer's raincoat to the United Kingdom War Office in 1901. (Source: Wikipedia) Paying homage to Burberry's excellent design, I encourage you to check out www.artofthetrench.com - a photo collage of trenches and the people who wear them.