I’d been searching for the perfect lightweight summer trench coat for sometime – something that wasn’t too thick and didn’t completely drown my outfit underneath. Something that I could throw on in a hurry without much thought, and would carry me through to the cooler months with a high neck jumper and jeans. I’d looked everywhere recently and a lot of them seemed to have quite trend lead features – ruffles, bows, and buttons galore, nothing seemed to be fitting the criteria in my head. I wanted that slouchy Birkin style fit that I’m endlessly chasing…

I then did something I don’t do all that often and went on the Zara website – I actually really love Zara as a brand in general, I think they make really great trend lead pieces that often look way more expensive than the price tag reflects! It’s just not often that I remember to check out the new collections when I’m in town, and I find the website quite hard to navigate – It’s definitely a brand that I prefer to experience in store! Especially since I’m normally a different size in everything I try on, sometimes a small can drown me, and sometimes I’ll need a medium. Having said all this, I recently had a very positive experience with my online order, and didn’t find that I needed to send a single thing back (shock horror). I was secretly hoping that I’d have to (sorry bank balance), but I’m SO happy with the pieces I picked up as I know I’ll get so much use out of them.

The first piece I got was this amazing polka dot dress (more polka dots, I know), and I don’t think I could love it more. It’s just a classic, flattering design, the floaty sleeves keep it light and summery, but the high neck feature means it will carry me through to autumn/winter with some tights and ankle boots. It would also look really nice with a pair of pointed ankle strap shoes for an easy little evening time ensemble. The second thing I instantly added to my basket was this trench coat – I’ve definitely found my idea of the perfect summer trench. It’s such a flowy/thin material, and even has splits at the side for added movement on those warmer days. I wasn’t expecting to wear it with the dress, but actually love how they look together, it’s the type of outfit that’s perfect for running about the city in. A trench just smartens everything up, but I feel like it still has that really cool, Parisian vibe to it – the ‘this old thing? I just threw this on’ sentiment that is endlessly coveted when I open my wardrobe each morning…

Alice x

Photography by Adriana 

Trench – Zara | Dress – Zara | Shoes – Steve Madden | Bag – Sezane (sold out) | Hair Scarf – Vintage | Necklaces – Theodora Warre & Missoma


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    1. It’s such a good little dress! Really light for summer but I think it will be perfect in winter too xx

  1. Omg love this!!! hope you dont mind me asking. What size are you wearing on the trench? Id love to get ons for myself 😊

    1. Thank you! I got the size small and it’s still pretty oversized but in a good way – would definitely recommend it! xx

    1. Haha! It’s pretty reasonable for a trench coat, especially if you consider how much you’ll wear it! They match with anything and everything xx

    1. Awwh thank you so much! You can get them from ebay super cheap and just cut up the material, that’s all I do! 🙂 xxx

  2. hey alice,I loooove your style…I have been meaning to buy this zara trench but I am not sure about the size…which size did you order and how tall are you…thanx

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