Goodwill Keystone Area Fashion Blog

In the Trenches


Spring is finally here and the weather can be cool one minute and warm the next, so having a coat on hand is always a great plan. And an easy-chic way to dress for the weather is by adding a trench coat. Trench coats can come in a variety of colors, lengths and styles, so it is easy to find one to suit your lifestyle.

The first look I am featuring includes a classic khaki trench from Kenneth Cole New York. Blog1It is rain and wind proof and effortlessly stylish. The metal and tortoise shell detailing on the buttons and belt add a modern flair. Coats like this retail for approximately $200, so at $9.50, I got a real bargain! I paired it with classic Levi’s jeans, but this would look equally as good with a dress or business attire. Blog2The colorful patterned blouse is one of my favorite new pieces for 2017. Blog3It’s gauzy and light and will add some punch to my closet. The coral satin and wood wedges from Nina add some height and weight to this spring look. I added a mint bag (featured previously on the blog) and a mint and gold necklace which was new with tags from Target and originally priced at $16.99.

My second look features a coral (I have purchased lots of coral items this season!) double-breasted trench from Ann Taylor Loft. Blog4The bright color is a change of pace from a typical trench style. It is also water and wind proof. For a professional look, I wore it over a cream, bow-tied sleeveless cotton sweater (also by Loft). And to pick up on the color of the jacket I included this watercolor-floral print linen skirt from Loft, and comfy leather flats with silver buckle accents by Franco Sarto. Blog5A cute zippered clutch from Express rounds out the outfit.

Trench coats are perfect for dressing up or down and either of these coats could be more professional or casual. They are also a perennial classic choice which will stand the test of time in your closet. Pick up one or two today at your local Goodwill Keystone Area store!

Look 1:
Trench: $9.50
Blouse: $3.95
Jeans: $6.50
Shoes: $6.97
Necklace: $3.99
Total: $30.91

Look 2:
Trench: $6.50
Blouse: $3.95
Skirt: $6.00
Shoes: $6.97
Clutch: $4.97
Total: $28.39

About The Blogger

Kirsten is a 40-something mom, wife and marketing professional. She loves all things crafty, tasty and fashionable, especially while being frugal. She enjoys hunting for treasures at her local Goodwill stores to decorate her home and wardrobe. She is a stylist and volunteer for the fundraiser the Goodwill Runway Show, which is held every spring in Reading, PA.