Leather Trench Coat

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I love trench coats…

And this Belstaff leather coat must be at least 7-8 years old, but I still wear it, especially in spring. It’s a bit warmer than your regular trench coat because it keeps the wind at bay. And that makes it a good transitional piece when a winter coat is getting a bit too warm but it’s not quite trench coat weather yet.

black leather trench coat

In a way this coat reflects how I feel about shopping: when you buy a big ticket item (such as a coat, a bag, or a cashmere sweater) make sure to get something that will last forever and goes with anything. Thus, I would rather buy one very nice coat every few years than several trendy one-season wonders. And, as I need coats for 4 seasons, it is necessary to plan and budget anyway.
And when it comes to budgeting, I always tend to prioritise a warm winter coat. It’s a simple game of numbers: the months of winter versus a few weeks of spring mean that I need a few more options for the colder months, if only to avoid going crazy wearing the same clothes all the time…

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I am wearing:

laether coat: Belstaff (old) / trousers: Marks and Spencer (old) / cardigan: Esprit / bag and sunglasses: Chanel / necklaces: L.K.Bennett and Andiata (old)

What’s your spring outerwear choice?

Tiina

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20 Comments

  1. Suzanne Carillo
    April 5, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    The coat is perfection!bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      April 7, 2015 / 9:14 am

      Thanks, Suzanne!

  2. Silvi' S
    April 5, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    This leather coat is a basic in any wardrobe, I think! It suits you perfectly! Greetings from Austria!

    • Tiina L
      April 7, 2015 / 9:18 am

      Thanks, Silvi. Yes, leather coats… I think I'm mildly addicted to them…

  3. Patti
    April 5, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    This coat is worth a priority – so smart looking. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

    • Tiina L
      April 7, 2015 / 9:19 am

      Thanks, Patti!

  4. Natalia Lialina
    April 5, 2015 / 11:52 pm

    Very dramatic and classy looking! I agree, Tiina, a good coat is definitely a priority in a harsh climate. Do you remember the wonderful Ann of Blue Hue Wonderland? She has an amazing coat collection, and it was the very first time when I regret that I only saved one of all my beautiful wool coats I had back in Russia. I for whatever reason used to have a mentality that you wear one thing for a looooong time, and then you replace it. So I got rid of many things I loved just because I felt bored with them. It's great that you collect coats and have options – that way, you'll never get bored in cold weather. Or at least, not as easily get bored. 🙂 xxx

    • Tiina L
      April 7, 2015 / 9:22 am

      Thanks, Natalia. I do remember Ann and her beautiful coats. I think I should take a closer look at my own coat collection, too, as I have a feeling most of my coats tend to be more or less the same shape. Maybe it's time to add a few outliers…

  5. Jill James
    April 6, 2015 / 8:01 am

    I agree with you on investing in pieces that will get the most longtime wear. I guess this is why I seem to collect jackets, they really never date and can be trotted out year after year.That said I also have several coats, most many years old, even though our Winters are no where near as cold, I just love them. I really like your black leather trench, it is so timeless and classy.

    • Tiina L
      April 7, 2015 / 9:26 am

      Thanks, Jill. Yes, cost-effective dressing: classics to go with anything. Weather probably has a lot to do with our choice of outerwear, although I always seem to be browsing trench coats (I have much less use for those than thick winter coats). I should take a leaf out of your book, though, and start looking for versatile jackets.

  6. Jasmine Rabuñal Barrientos
    April 6, 2015 / 10:34 am

    That leather trench looks great on you. I think it's a timeless piece, so elegant. Have a wonderful week!Jasmine ♥

    • Tiina L
      April 7, 2015 / 9:27 am

      Thanks, Jasmine!

  7. Jessica Jannenga
    April 6, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    I love this leather trench coat and scarf! One of my fav colors on you too pink! Please stop by, jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.comHope to see you tomorrow at Turning Heads Tuesday link up!

    • Tiina L
      April 7, 2015 / 9:28 am

      Thanks, Jessica! That pink cashmere scarf is so versatile, it goes with anything…

  8. Glenda
    April 6, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    There was a show in the US in the 70s called Mod Squad. That is what your fabulous trench reminds me of…and the fact that I once owned a stressed brown leather trench. I gave it away. I kick myself everyday for that mistake.

    • Tiina L
      April 7, 2015 / 9:33 am

      Thanks, Glenda. Yes, I think I vaguely remember Mod Squad… I think I was thinking of the Avengers when I got the coat. Or any of those spy shows from the 60s. A brown leather coat sounds beautiful, it would be a nice change from the usual black, a bit softer… You're giving me ideas here!

  9. Marea Dotz
    April 7, 2015 / 7:30 pm

    Your black leather coat is not only a classic but extremely COOL–Matrix COOL. I could kick myself for giving away a very similar one a few years ago. What was I thinking? (And I see Glenda above did the same thing.) Time to start looking for a replacement, me thinks.

    • Tiina L
      April 8, 2015 / 10:55 am

      Thanks! Yes, I want to be cool… like superheroes or secret agents…

  10. Jessica Jannenga
    April 7, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    Classic look my friend! Glad you like the highlight! Thanks for linking up to Turning Head Tuesday!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Tiina L
      April 8, 2015 / 10:56 am

      Thanks!

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