What Lizzy Loves wears red trench coat and Feb 31st eyewear

Trench Coat Fever

red trench coat jeans outfit and wooden cats eye sunglasses

The trench coat is a staple piece in many a wardrobe. It is so named because it was designed for military personnel during WW1. Every feature was designed for a specific reason. The epaulettes were to display the rank of the officers while a storm shield on the upper back, enabled water to run off the coat. A pleat on the back allowed for ease of movement when running or on horseback. Typically they were double-breasted and had 10 buttons, buckle wrist-straps and button-down pockets. Two British brands, Aquascutum and Burberry both claim to have invented the garment that is, more than a century later, a style classic.

red trench coat jeans outfit and wooden cats eye sunglasses

red trench coat jeans outfit and wooden cats eye sunglasses

My bright red trench coat is the Saskia, from another British brand, Hobbs London. The only departure from classic styling is the colour. However I know it will work just as hard for me as a neutral one. On this occasion, I wore it with cropped wide jeans (currently in the Boden clearance), and flat Mary-Janes, (by Mulberry and about 7 years old). I have plans to wear it over dresses of every length, with other jeans and with trainers, heels and whatever else I fancy.

red trench coat and wooden cats eye sunglasses

red trench coat jeans outfit and wooden cats eye sunglasses

The Perfect Pair

What is the perfect eyewear for this red trench coat? Well, it’s an eye-catching coat so glasses or sunglasses need to be an equally strong style. The Shaula by Feb31st has a cat-eye silhouette and the blue lenses make it look all the more interesting. As with all wooden eyewear by this brand, it is produced sustainably.

red trench coat and wooden cats eye sunglasses

red trench coat jeans outfit and wooden cats eye sunglasses

 

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