Berets and trench coats: transition from winter to spring


2018 has certainly been a year to expect the unexpected. With the weather being so unpredictable as it has been, it has been a bit difficult to dress for the season. With Paris Fashion Week coming up this month, I decided to share a simple Parisian styled look that you can wear as we transition from winter to spring.

If you are following me on Instagram, you will notice that I cannot get enough of my red beret lately. It has truly been a life saver when I am having a bad hair day and it pairs so well with pretty much anything. This trendy hat is so much fun to style with trench coats and dresses alike. Maybe if I keep wearing berets, I will somehow end up in Paris this year. One can dream! 😉

Now let’s talk trench coats. If you do not have one, I have listed several reasons why you should have one as a part of your wardrobe here. I love this navy blue one that I got from Banana Republic. I am wearing this coat in a size 2 regular. If you are petite, I would size up as this trench seems to run true to size.

To finish this look, add some red lipstick for an extra pop of color and a patterned scarf. This leopard print scarf is from J.Crew. Is anyone heading to Paris Fashion Week? If not, have you had a chance to travel to Paris? I would love to hear all about your experiences. Please leave me a comment and I hope you all have a fabulous day!


Trench coat: Banana Republic // Beret: Free People; also available here // Scarf: J.Crew // Boots: Marc Fisher

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Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

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