The Classic Trench Revisioned

So, I’ve already spent a significant amount of time on the blog telling you all how much I love eShakti.  Their pieces range from classic to retro to bohemian to modern and are quickly becoming some of my favorites in my wardrobe. 

When eShakti offered to send me a sample to review, I eagerly accepted.  After contemplating several dresses, I went a different direction and chose the khaki trench.  

Trench coat:  c/o eShakti (Available here)
Skirt:  eShakti (Similar here)

I have been wanting a khaki trench coat for quite some time, but I had accepted that finding one that would easily work with my petite curvy frame just wasn’t going to happen. 

When I realized that eShakti had trench coats available, I jumped at the chance to get have a trench custom fit for me.  

With sizes 0-36W available and the option to order based on your own measurements for just $7.50 more, you really can’t get the wrong fit.  Also, if you’re a first time customer, customizations are FREE!  They have a no-hassle return policy, and in my experience, excellent customer service.  If the fit happens to be off or you’re not happy with a garment for any reason, you can return it for a refund or store credit.

Tank:  LOFT (Available here)
Shoes:  Simply Vera by Vera Wang (Available here)

On top of custom measurements, eShakti also offers custom styling options, which are free with custom sizing.  Rather than choosing the classic fit and style, I decided to go for a low hip length trench with 3/4 sleeves to give this basic piece a fashion-y twist.

I am loving the result!

Clutch:  The Limited
Bangles:  The Limited

For today’s look, I paired my new trench with an eShakti pencil skirt and basic knit camisole.  The look feels classic and chic for work, but to really make it my own, I wanted to add a bit of a messy and edgy vibe.
I added in a metallic fringe necklace and curved spike earrings to give a little attitude to this look.

Necklace:  LOFT (Available here)

A few notes on the trench:  The cotton sateen is high-quality and has an excellent sheen.  Most of the details are those that you expect from a classic trench.  I was disappointed that the jacket isn’t lined, as this would have greatly increased the quality factor.  I also wish it had pockets.  

That said, I am loving this jacket as a new modern basic for my wardrobe!  To customize this jacket even more, I’m considering swapping out the khaki buttons for black buttons.

Earrings:  Torrid (Available here)

How do you make classic pieces your own?

P.S.  eShakti was kind enough to provide an exclusive
promo code for you, my dear readers!  Use code ‘stylecases’ to save 10%
off your order. This code can be combined with most other codes and offers, and it can be re-used as often as you want now through 6/20/2014.

For this skirt in other looks, see here and here

** Disclaimer:  I was provided the custom fit trench from eShakti in exchange for review of the item.  All opinions are my own.

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Author: Cassie

I'm the owner/publisher of Style Cassentials, a curvy and petite gal OBSESSED with fashion and strong believer in making clothes work for YOU! I love sharing advice on all things fashion, especially shopping and fit tips!

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  1. Thank you so much for this post! I love finding out about cool, new places to get clothes, and the summer pieces on their website are amazing.

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    • You're very welcome! I love their site. They have the best dresses!!

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  2. Oh I can totally understand about trench coats, it's hard to find one with the right length, they are usually way too long for me. But I really like this one because it's shorter and more of a jacket then a long coat for the winter. The 3/4 sleeves give a great modern vibe and it looks great with your outfit you put together! 🙂


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  3. Thanks Nina! Kohl's has been having some cute clothes lately. I really like their Peter Som designer line.

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  4. That's true – it's always something! 🙂
    Maxi dresses are perfect for summer – they dress up or down so easily!

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  5. Thanks Carla!! Target has a ton of maxi dresses online available in petite, misses, and plus sizes. They carry a lot more variety online than in the store.

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  6. Thanks Nina!! Yes, it's definitely more of a jacket, and actually very lightweight since it's not lined. That was one of the reasons I decided to go with the shorter sleeves and length. I knew it wouldn't be warm enough for true jacket weather here in the Midwest, so I decided it would function better as a work or casual jacket than outerwear.

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