The Trench Coat You Need for Fall

Hi all,

I'm very excited to have partnered with Banana Republic for today's post and officially turn it up and dress the part! I've always been a huge fan of Banana Republic, and love the quality of the pieces. For today's post, we'll talk about dressing the part, that is, dress for who you want to be that day and go in depth into why these pieces worked for who I wanted to be the day these pictures were taken!

Many times when I don't know what to wear, I ask myself "Who do I want to be today"? That's one of the beauties of fashion - it allows you to put a mask on, in a way, and be one person one day, and another the next. You could say it's similar to acting!

One day, you're going out on a boat and want to go for a nautical look. The next, you're back in the city with your leather jacket and jeans. But then this day, I wanted to be a city girl that was elegant, chic and confident - three traits that I felt the dress and the trench coat complemented well. Plus, the outfit is versatile as it can be taken from day to night and almost any occassion.

I'm sure many of us have one, if not a few, trench coats in their closet. It is such a great classic and wearable almost any season. It's a piece that is versatile, as it allows you to go from day to night and look great whether you have a gym clothes on, meetings your your girlfriends or going out on a date.

When it came to the dress, I loved the scalloped hemming of the dress and sleeves as soon as I saw it! This is a fantastic piece to add to your closet because it does a lot of things for you: The vertical stripes help draw the eye up and down, which will give the illusion of a leaner, taller figure. The blue stripes allow for the dress to be worn during any season, and that makes it very versatile! Plus, the dress is long enough to be worn to work, but fun enough to be worn out as well.

Everyone always should have a pair fo black booties in their shoe closet. But that doesn't mean you should stop there! Adding a beige pair can be a great addition to your closet. These in particular come in both black and beige and are super affordable making them a no-brainier investment. Their pointy-toe nature makes them great to elongate your legs and the color and heel allow for you to wear this any time, anywhere!

What is your confident, yet chic uniform? And who do you want to be today? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Shop some of my other Banana Republic Fall Must Haves below:

As always, thank you for reading!