Is there an item of clothing that works harder than the trench coat? It hangs in your closet like a loyal friend, ever stylish, always there when you need it, able to adapt to any situation. But while we love the trench’s understated beige anonymity, sometimes we like to stand out (tastefully, of course). That’s when we reach for this black-and-white tweed version by Rachel Roy, who is known for the elegant creations she designs for her namesake Rachel Roy New York collection (worn by the likes of Michelle Obama). Created expressly for AHAlife (as was the accompanying video, above), this chic trench features a zip-off collar, adjustable snap cuffs, and roomy flap pockets.
Because the soft wool is structured yet lightweight (dubbed "air tweed," it's a gorgeously textured fabric that mimics the look of a heavier tweed with none of the weight), you can wear it as a jacket during the fall and spring or as a coat dress with leggings and boots in the colder months. And its versatility makes this trench the perfect traveling companion. Throw it on over jeans and a t-shirt on the weekend or wear with a dress and heels for a more formal look—either way, you’ll be ready to go. We could—make that will—live in this coat all year 'round. An AHAlife exclusive.
from New York City, NY