Splurge Vs. Save: Contrast Sleeve Trench Coat

Although it’s still August, I’ve noticed the mornings and late afternoons becoming a bit colder than usual. This can only mean one thing: Fall is so much closer than I thought, and I have to say I’m eagerly anticipating jacket weather.

One of the most crucial pieces in any woman’s wardrobe is a trench coat. A trench coat is such an easy way to look classic and put together and I feel as if every woman needs one. Needs.

Earlier in the year Burberry released a leather sleeve contrast trench coat that sold out unbelievably quick. The leather sleeves added a modern and trendy twist to a timeless item, so I’m glad that many other brands decided to follow suit and create their own versions of the coat.


This isn’t even much of a splurge, which makes it even more appealing. I’m not really a fan of much of Bebe’s clothing but this Mixed Media Trench Coat ($198, Nordstrom) is too good to pass up. The coat features faux-leather sleeves, a slim fit bodice complete with Moto zipper, tie belt, and flares out at the bottom. What’s not to love?


Never doubt the power of Forever 21 when trying to find a copycat designer piece. This Belted Contract Trench Coat ($34.80, Forever 21) features six double-breasted buttons and black contrast color sleeves for a fraction of the cost.

How do you feel about contrast sleeves?

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