Khloe K and Karlie Kloss Are All Over This Easy Spring Wardrobe Staple
The trench coat is nothing new, but if you’ve been stalking celebrities in your Instagram feed recently or checking out all of the fabulous street style fashion from Paris and London’s fashion week, you’re sure to have seen this closet staple all over. With warmer weather on the horizon, now is the time to dust off that trusty trench and pair it with an array of outfits like spring florals and, heck, even a midi skirt. Need some inspo? Take a look at how these celebrities pulled off the classic piece with an updated modern spin.
1. Satiny flow. This slinky number that Khloe Kardashian rocked doesn’t need to be taken off when you come indoors – it’s part of the whole package. Pairing this with a simple black jumpsuit is a great way to update your LBD without spending a lot of dough. In need of some sophisticated office attire? Replacing a blazer with a lightweight coat like this is just the thing to take you to girl boss level. (photo via Cindy Ord/Getty)
2. Clean ‘n’ crisp. Karlie Kloss kept her look classically chic with jeans, a turtleneck, ankle boots and a leather backpack. The addition of the bike may have been just a coincidence, but we think it’s the perfect accessory to pull off the French girl look that has a big impact with seemingly little effort. (photo via Timor Emek/Getty)
3. Play up contrasts. You don’t just need to stick to a nude coat: Try another shade like this army green number Alexa Chung sported at London Fashion week. We love how she contrasted the rugged, army-inspired hue in what appears to be waxed canvas with a Victorian lace dress to make the look a little more dainty and trendy. Keeping the coat open helps show off the texture of the dress, giving it a more visually appealing look. (photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
4. Go girly. They don’t call her “Posh” for nothing: Victoria Beckham basically pulls off the trench-as-evening-wear look with a simple styling trick. As you’ll notice, by wearing her satiny navy trench belted at the waist, Vic B creates an elegant hourglass silhouette that also perfectly shows off the lace-hemmed slip-dress she’s wearing underneath. Her gold-tipped black pumps offer proof that, why yes, you CAN wear navy and black together. (photo via Alessio Botticelli/Getty)
Already sporting the trench? Tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #thetrenchisback.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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