I started compiling these photos while I was dreaming about the perfect trench coat--and happened to stumble upon it that afternoon. My mom and I were at a department store and then suddenly she was holding up exactly what I'd had in mind. When I tried it on it was perfect and she even bought a matching one.
Here is my definition of a perfect trench coat: Waterproof for fickle spring weather but be light enough to keep dry in a summer downpour and a light shade of khaki to match with anything. A classic, vintage vibe, like something that Audrey Hepburn or Francoise Hardy would have worn around Paris, the kind with tortoise shell buttons and a belted waist. It also shouldn't cost $1,300 (ahem-Burberry I'm looking at you).
I'll post pictures of it soon with all its perfect little details. Until then, here is some inspiration for trench coat wearing with the leading ladies of 60's style and some more recent streetstyle updates.
Burberry, APC, J Crew, Old Navy
Vintage pictures found on Pinterest and blushing ambition