The Iyer Order

by Akshaya Iyer
Casual Outfits

Styling the Sleeveless Trench

The sleeveless trench vest/coat has been a trend for almost 3 years now, but I got my hands on this particular one in Fall 2015. I was impressed by how it could elevate a simple outfit without looking over the top. There are so many possibilities when it comes to styling it, whether it be casual or work appropriate. I plan on posting a more formal outfit with this coat soon, so be on the look out for that!

For this outfit, I decided to dress it down by wearing a light and airy shirt from Zara that I tied in the front, and my black skinny jeans that have knee ventilation 🙂 . I think the light blue and white stripes on the shirt pair well with the muted grey coat. I like how the coat hangs when I tie it in the back – it prevents me from losing my shape and drowning inside the additional layer. I’m going to be honest – this isn’t the best coat to protect from the cold, but it does add a bit of extra warmth on those sunny yet windy days. I paired the whole look with the same mules I wore HERE, and my everyday sunnies. When it comes to trying out trendy pieces like this sleeveless trench, I like buying options that are affordable, yet hold its shape and are good quality. Since it’s not an investment piece for my wardrobe, I’d rather save some money and enjoy the trend while it lasts. I have linked other options for similar coats below in case you’re interested in getting one for yourself!


Shirt: Zara
Jeans: ONLY (linked similar)
Coat: Shein (sold out, linked similar)
Shoes: Urban Outfitters (sold out, linked similar)
Sunglasses: Rayban


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