OOTD – Scarf Off, You Trench (Coat)

My outfit of the day today embodied the theme of staying warm, all while wearing something somewhat functional for a hike up to the Flatiron mountains. The weather was brisk to say the least, but the sunset was spectacular.

As trench coats have become my favorite style of jacket recently, and this taupe one particularly has become a staple, it was great at keeping me warm and fashion-forward.

My red, paisley neck scarf was something I had acquired ages ago, it has become not only a staple accessory of my closet, but serves as a constant reminder of how gorgeous the scarf it is itself. The neck scarf was the pop of color that I dedicated myself to, as I kept the rest of my outfit consistent to neutral colors. While I have always been a fan of neck scarves and support this trend, I never could find the right moment to utilize the neck scarf trend, as I thought I looked strange. After my first experience, I must say that I enjoyed the experience and will be experimenting with my neck scarf in many more outfits to come. The red, paisley neck scarf truly helped bring that extra spice and color that the outfit needed, otherwise, the outfit would have been a little too bland and a little too winter-y for my taste. The striking color of the neck scarf is eye-catching and is a great color for the Spring season.

I layered my taupe, or nude, vintage trench coat over a black oversized men’s sweater. Though my trench coat and my sweater are both oversized, I made sure to make sure that I was not drowning in my clothes. Baggy fits are great, but are also something that you need to watch out for, as you may not realize how much certain articles of clothing, especially together, may appear quite unflattering on you.

My pants followed my strictly all-black dress code that I usually follow. Naturally, I quickly slipped on my black distressed jeans, which also prevented the look from appearing to bland, old, boring, basic, and outdated.

My black combat boots also followed the all-black dress code that I usually follow. were utilized on this day out, as they helped keep the look more grungy, which more carefully matches my style. Not to mention, these combat boots were not a bad idea for a hike, as snow was still lingering on the trails.

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The solution was simple for me, in order to keep my hair away from my face and out of my neck scarf, I braided two french braids into my hair.
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While the day was beautiful, as pictured, the weather was much colder than it seemed. It was a good thing that I had decided to layer up.


Shop My Look

  1. ASOS Crepe Duster Trench ($72.00)
  2. Paisley Silky Mini Square Scarf ($14.00)
  3. Distressed French Terry Sweater ($35.00)
  4. Free People Ripped Skinny Jeans ($38.99)
  5. Forever 21 Faux Leather Combat Boots ($26.99)


My outfit is not quite as breathtaking as my backdrop, which are the Flatirons, located about 1.4 miles away from me. This winter, spring, summer and fall all have so many fun, experimental, out-of-the-ordinary trends that I am very excited to begin incorporating into my outfits.

As you begin transitioning back into the warmer weather, what are some of your favorite trends that you have been rocking recently?

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

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