You know those days when the suns out but the wind is biting but a big wool coat is too much - that's when a trench will do.
Perfect for a morning stroll through the shops, or sightseeing, or catching up with friends for lunch or a picnic; indeed perfect through Autumn and Spring and even Summer when the weather goes a bit crazy.
And you thought I was going to add a picture of Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face as she strolls through Paris or from Breakfast at Tiffany's when she tries to find cat or walking with Hubert de Givenchy - all in her trench. But no my friends, these images are from a favourite move of mine called Paris Blues. Close your eyes and imagine strolling through the Paris streets with Sacre Coeur in the background, sightseeing on a boat floating on the Seine, walking back to an apartment in the evening. Man and woman both in a trench. And that's called timeless style! Okay so its 1961, stars Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Joanne Woodward and Diahann Carroll, features a jazz soundtrack and venue, set in Paris, filmed in black & white, moody, thought provoking, existential, romantic and utterly cool- aahhh, I'm not a film critic so I'm not even going to try - you simply must track it down and watch it on a rainy, cold day.
Oooh, and check out this encyclopaedia of the trusty Trench and its versatility on film - who wore it best from Bette Davis to Lauren Bacall and Joanne Woodward below, via Vogue IT.
PS: my apologies to Ada of Classiq who would totally have rocked this trench and film post with her eyes closed! I needed your help with this one Ada!