Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fake it, Make it: Kate Middleton Burberry Trench

On March 8th, the classic little trench became even more of an icon. Prince William and Kate Middleton made a trip to Ireland, and Burberry sold out of it's ruffled trench coat immediately. It goes without saying there's a lot of rubber-necking happening with this royal couple and their engagement, and Kate is becoming an icon for her classic style, I can see why.

I for one, would be hard pressed to find this coat, let alone be able to guiltlessly foot the (approximately) $995 bill for it, but I saw it and fell in love. I was a girl on a mission to find a decent replica. (And, it just so happens, that a trench is on my list of jackets to replace in my closet!)

So here's the royal couple out and about in Ireland:


Here's how I'm faking it:

Modcloth ($89.99)
No ruffle, but cute skirt and has the dark accents

Banana Republic ($198)
A bit short, only in green, but has a ruffle
Victoria's Secret ($79)
Lacks structure, not a fan of the hood, but cute
Steve Madden ($79.99)
Only in green, but has a belt and tiers
Ultimately, there is no absolute replica with this, and I do appreciate that I just wish there was something a bit closer to it. I prefer the Modcloth one for it's ultra feminine skirting, but I also do like the Victoria's Secret one too. We'll have to see what happens!


MelissaNibbles said...

I love Kate! She's my style icon.
I really like the Madden trench.

Rosa and Carlotta: Illustrated-Moodboard said...

All those trenches you posted look so good :)

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Josie said...

I love both of the green ones... I'm on the hunt for a great trench right now!
xo Josie