New Approach to a Wardrobe Classic - The Sleeveless Trench, Two Ways

Styling One of the Season's Coolest Trends X 2 with #ModelOffDuty. We're #Twinning Again!


Brooklyn no doubt has wonderful locations that provide as great backdrops for editorial photoshoots, blogging shots whatever, but what it doesn't have is ample parking at those locations. Whereas, in DC/MD/VA the luxury to drive and be able to park at various places is certainly an option. Not the case in the Big Apple! Always under the gun, we got it done! This is how we did it - parked where we could, prayed that we didn't get a ticket and prayed once again to find an available space in front of or near her apartment building upon return. You might be saying, "why not just hop on the subway?" My response, "It's getting too cold to being doing that folks, sistah not used to the New York cold!" It's definitely different than the DMV's, New York winters are just wicked!

As you can tell we are both rocking the same sleeveless trench by Zara. I love this layering piece because it can be worn in the spring/summer over a tank or tee with shorts or jeans for added interest or in the winter over sweaters or anything long sleeved with boots or sassy pumps. Additionally, if you have some figure flaws as do I, it's good at hiding the bulge and it adds swag and warmth without being too hot!  In this instance, I wore mine with a mesh William Rast camo top (guys), black Target destroyed high-waisted jegging that fit so well (one of my favorites, next to my ecru J Crew jeans), Ivanka Trump leopard pumps, Hayden Harnett camo print clutch and simple jewelry, bracelet by Lucky Brand jeans.

As I like to show how the same piece can be worn on women of different ages and sizes (I'm a size 10/12, Symone is a 0/2; I'm forty something, she's twenty something), #ModelOffDuty is wearing her sleeveless trench with a BCBG ensemble - jacket, top, pants. And since she has no bulge like someone else I know (guilty LOL), she wears her trench not only tied close, but open too - lucky she, I ain't mad at her (I've embraced my Grace AND my Curves) #AgeAppropriate! Suede lace up strappy pump by Asos to finish. Graffiti walls courtesy of the fine citizens of the cold city of Brooklyn! New York New York, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere! #SybilStreetSTYLe

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What We're Wearing

SYBIL - Sleeveless Trench: Zara |  Top: William Rast | Jeggings: Target | Pumps: Ivanka Trump via Lord & Taylor | Clutch: Hayden Harnett

SYMONE -Top: BCBG | Jacket:BCBG | Pants: BCBG | Pumps: Asos

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