Lookbook: The Burberry Trench

Hi my loves! Hope you all had a great Monday! Just a little update, it was my 5 year anniversary with E yesterday, which explains why I didn’t publish any posts yesterday. If you follow me on Snapchat, you’ll know that we spent our day at Harties, we took the cable car right to the top and we had lunch on the top of the mountain. The view was breathtaking, the sun was shining bright and it was definitely the best Monday in my books. We came back to Joburg at around 3pm and E wanted to take me to Sandton City to pick out a present but I was perfectly happy without anything material (yes I know!). We ended our perfect day at the Four Seasons Westcliffe for dinner at Flames. The dinner was extra special as the restaurant wished us a happy anniversary with special dessert. It was a very happy anniversary indeed. 🙂 Thank you everyone for the beautiful wishes, it meant so much to us and it was super sweet.

Now, onto the essence of this post, which is my 4th look in collaboration with Ford South Africa. As an inner island girl, Winter has never been my favourite season because the city becomes quieter, people become less colourful and even the trees look bare and brown. As much as I dislike Winter itself, I cannot say the same about Winter fashion; the layers, the faux fur, the various luxurious textures and the beautiful coats. Today my post is all about the trench coat, specifically, The Burberry Trench Coat – the most iconic trench coat of its time, which goes without saying that it is absolutely timeless.

The trench coat was initially designed for war in the 1800’s. Mr Thomas Burberry, who founded his company during that time invented gabardine, which is a method of weaving fabric that ultimately makes it rainproof or waterproof. The test came for Burberry when a Norwegian explorer, Mr Amundsen conquered the South Pole using Burberry equipment. The rest made history. The company was later granted with a royal warrant and the Burberry trench coat was adorned by the Royals, both Prince Charles and Princess Diana were fans. Give us a reason not to be?

One thing I love about the classic Burberry Trench is that there are so many ways one can wear it, whether it’s with jeans and a t-shirt or a beautiful cocktail dress and heels, there’s a trench coat for everyone and every occasion. That is why I think it’s an essential piece in anyone’s wardrobe. I decided to pair up my Burberry Trench Coat with a short black dress, very plain with beaded Peter Pan collar and nude peep-toe heels. The Trench Coat just adds a very fine and classic touch to the whole outfit. Of course I couldn’t leave the house without my Burberry cross-body bag which adds a pop of colour to the whole outfit. I really hope you enjoy this look!








What I’m wearing: 

Black dress from Forever 21 New York

Burberry Trench Coat

Burberry Cross-body bag

Heels by Aldo

With love…xxx

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