Outfit: Trench Noir

I have a thing for trench coats.
I consider them one of the most necessary wardrobe staples and such a brilliant staple since they are often reinvented in fun colors and prints fit to suit almost any personality or style. The classic tan trench coat is still a favorite though and with my old tan trench looking as though it had been dragged through some trenches, it was time for a new one. This sleek style from Modcloth fits the bill nicely with crisp black trimmings that make me feel like I'm about to star in a film noir (and it's 70% off right now). Add a beret, newspaper clutch, and gloomy weather and it won't be too long before you find yourself caught up in some terrible crime with a mysterious stranger you can't help but be drawn to. Recommended watching to get in the film noir mood (or to study the art of being a femme fatale): Double IndemnityLaura, or Gilda. Basically my favorite film noir which I described in this post if you'd like a brief synopsis of each one (they're all excellent).

This newspaper clutch is basically *the best* accessory. I'm a big fan of novelty purses anyway and Na-Ra Hayley makes some of the most playful designs, but this newspaper clutch really takes the cake if you like vintage inspired outfits. Want to channel Jean Seberg ala Breathless? This clutch with skinny jeans completes the look. Want to go more film noir? Add a trench coat, search out some gloomy weather, and use the clutch to protect you from the rain.


Andini Ria said...

I thought you were carrying an actual newspaper at first, that clutch really is the cutest thing! Love this outfit and these photos, always perfect <3

Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

Laura Mitbrodt said...

This is so cute! I love your dress and trench!!

Pat Palmer said...

I found the leave a comment link. The newspaper clutch is so clever---really adorable. This is one of my favorite of your blogs of late.

with love, nikita said...

so sophisticated and adorable!

Ashley Christabelle said...

Oh yesss, such a great Audrey Hepburn look! You look 100% Parisienne here. x


Abby | Lace & Lilacs said...

Oh so lovely! <3

Athena Politou said...

The trench is definitely iconic. Whenever I see one I immediately think Holly Golightly in the infamous rain scene! Such a classic!


Emmy Jake said...

Oh I love this outfit!!

Emmy Jake NYC

Raquel Mendez said...

That newspaper clutch is actually the most brilliant thing. I thought it was real at first, and that makes me love it more! I need this to live out my femme fatale fantasy x


Anonymous said...

Love film noir - love THIS!

~ Jeannee, Sparkle4Jesus@outlook.com

Chrissa said...

Hi Rebecca, love the trench! Very stylish.
I always enjoy your blog posts and I love how they're always photographed in the most beautiful settings!