The weather in Los Angeles lately has been unpredictable, despite my reliance on up-to-date tracking apps. What might start as a perfectly blue, Southern California day may turn into a flash-flood downpour an hour later, without warning. Since leaving my house in over-the-knee rain boots and a rain coat every day is overkill, I've found that a trench is a nice compromise. It's thick enough that it can protect me from wayward showers and wind, but light and breathable enough that it's still comfortable as a sophisticated layer on a perfectly sunny day. Here, I contrasted the streamlined lines of the coat with a pretty and feminine dress (see how I styled the pink version of it here)—then took cover at one of my favorite, cozy lunch spots and waited for the storm to pass.
Pretty in Pink
Despite the fairly mild winters in L.A., I've accrued a rather impressive collection of coats—partly because I'm a true Angeleno now (twelve years later) and shiver when the temperatures drop below 70 degrees, and partly because I love the look of a longer coat and how it makes ...read more