Alice Catherine Alice Catherine

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. alicecatherine says:

      Thank you! xx

  1. Natali says:

    I love to shop at Zara! I saw this dress at the store about 2 days ago and even though I didn’t get it I think that after giving it a 2nd thought I might have to get it tomorrow. 🙂

    1. alicecatherine says:

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

  2. Jessica says:

    As usual, a stunning look! I am obsessed with how you used the hair scarf too!

    The Crown Wings

    1. alicecatherine says:

      Thanks so much! It’s such a quick way of getting round actually styling my hair ha xx

  3. Cheeks says:

    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. alicecatherine says:

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

  4. Holly White says:

    This trench is perfect – this whole look is!! And I’m loving your hair like this so much, it’s so gorgeous! xxxx

  5. Eva says:

    This trench! I love it so much, but my wallet not so much …

    1. alicecatherine says:

      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

  6. Janina says:

    I just discovered your blog and instagram and I have to say you are amazing! I really need a bow like you have! ♥
    xxx Janina

    1. alicecatherine says:

      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

  7. ivana says:

    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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