So happy to be back in San Francisco to visit my family and we definitely carved out some time during the visit to explore the city all over again, it’s been awhile! This was our first time visiting Little Italy (they have the cutest little shops and cafes) and the weather was perfect for bringing out my pre-fall wardrobe. I’ve gushed a lot about how trench coats are my go-to fall pieces and how my favorite ones have just the right amount of uniqueness and structure. Which is exactly why I fell in love with the new subtle trench cape trend.
After years of being trench coat obsessed, I’ve learned the coat you choose matters just as much as the pants you pair it with. The best pants will have a sleek, tailored leg like the Sloan from Banana Republic. This kind of fit will balance and slim the hips to contrast with your favorite capes. Get something with amazing stretch and recovery that sits lower on the waist and moves comfortably with your body all day long. I’m a sucker too for something with a little body sculpting that’s mid-rise, slim fit and ankle length.
*TIP: Pair straight black pants with slim sock boots (make sure skin doesn’t show in between) to enhance and lengthen the legs. 😉
You may see the trench cape first in these photos and that’s a good thing. The perfect pant will do that. It’ll work with you and for you to create your dream portrait of a silhouette. Crazy that the secret to pulling off the trench cape look has just as much to do with the coat as it does the pants you choose to pair with it!