Monday, 17 February 2014

Trench Coat & Trainers for #realmomstyle

After seeing this look on Ann-Marie's blog, I just had to recreate it. It's the perfect combination of dressy and casual and a great one for any of you out there who are finding the trainer trend a hard one to incorporate into your wardrobe..
Trench Coat - Zara (old, thrifted - similar here, herehere)
Jeans - Gap
Trainers - Onitsuka Tiger
Navy Wool Roll Neck - Hobbs
Scarf - Next (old)
Navy Cross Body - Boden
(currently sold out but does come back into stock now and again on that link)

I wore this outfit into Belfast to visit George's Market with the kids and I'm loving it as it's so easy to wear. I felt casual but smart at the same's one I'm definitely going to wear a version of again.
So tell me, if you're a reluctant trainer wearer, does this help?!
Linking up with the other stylish mums on #realmomstyle this week. Head over to the gorgeous Momma in Flip Flops to find the linky, check out some other stylish mums and add your outfit too..


  1. This is amazing Avril! Loved it on Ann-Marie and love it on you. You are so right - it IS dressy but casual all at once and the trainers just work so well - genius! (That's from a still doubtful trainer-wearer - at least when non-exercising...) Think you are convincing me..... Axx

  2. I love how you still dressed everything up with the scarf and accessories yet wore the trainers cute and practical.

  3. Love, love, love - so cool and classy. It looks effortlessly stylish - cliché I know but true! xx

  4. So cute, ready for everyday but totally look all dressed up. Thanks so much for sharing. I can't wait for it to be a bit warmer for trenches. Thanks for linking up with #RealMomStyle


  5. I do love a classic trench and you are wearing it so's great dressed down with the trainers!! I hope to be stealing you style once the temperature is on the on the up! xx

  6. You look really lovely but I do wish the rain would go away x

  7. Avril you work it well! This look looks great on you, I found it easier to dip my toes into the trainer trend this way. I am loving the Boden cross body bag, gutted I overlooked this bag, I didn't realise it was a crossbody one just thought it was a wrist strap....silly me. Thank you for the mention! xx

  8. You can never go wrong with a fab trench and statement scarf, looking so pretty! Would love you to link up to #fashionfriday

  9. I love this look on you Avril,great casual outfit for shopping:) Hope the weather gets a bit warmer soon though!
    ~Anne xx

  10. This look is trench perfection to me! I adore a trench dressed down and you have nailed it! Love the trainers too, looking chic and cool x

  11. How do you make trainers look so chic? I need to try this! x

  12. Love this look on you Avril - it really suits you - smart but cool. I just wish it was time to drag my mac out but it's rained every day and mine isn't waterproof. Le sigh

  13. Avril, I don't leave my house in the spring with out a mac and the jeans and trainers look with a scarf is always a winner. You look flawless! xx

  14. I may have to copy this look as I just absolutely love it. I finally have my new balance trainers and this is the perfect way to wear them! Abbi x

  15. Its the perfect stylish mama look & it looks fab on you! I need dark trainers! Ax


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