The Trench Coat in Paris


If you follow me on Instagram or twitter you may know that I recently went to Paris. I had been wanting to visit ‘The City of Love’ for so long so it was the most perfect 21st birthday present from my parents. (Thank you, thank you, thank you!) As you can probably imagine, I took so many photographs. (I also took quite a bit of video footage but that’s a story for another day…) I have a lot of Parisian blog posts up my sleeve – think travel, food and fashion – and I can’t wait to publish them in my little corner of the internet. Here is the first, enjoy!

One of the things that I love about Paris is the fashion. I feel that the Parisian style is sophisticated, effortless and extremely timeless. It is the kind of place where you could live simply in your wardrobe staples. Pair of jeans, a white shirt, a trench coat and you’re good to go!


One of my go to pieces for between-the-season weather is my trench coat.

I actually purchased it from eBay.

A Zara trench coat for £10? I think that’s a pretty good find.

I love how versatile they are. You can literally pair them with anything and they look good! You can wear them open and loose, like I have done here, or buttoned up with the cord pulled tight which creates a different look entirely.

Underneath my coat I am wearing a polo neck top from Next. I absolutely love this piece. It is so tailored and makes even a pair of jeans look sophisticated.

Over this I am wearing a dress that I purchased from Carrie (WishWishWish) at The Bloggers’ Market back in January. Made entirely from velvet, it was such gorgeous addition to my wardrobe. I love it. Thank you!

Throw on a pair of sunglasses (for that extra sophisticated Parisian vibe… yes I know the sky is grey but shhh) and my favourite ever River Island boots and my outfit is complete.







Have you been to Paris? What Parisian styles do you love?

Sass xxx

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  1. 15th April 2015 / 9:23 am

    That trench coat is an amazing deal! Your trip to Paris sounds amazing!

    • 15th April 2015 / 5:41 pm

      Wasn’t it a good find! We had such a good time, thanks Emma 🙂 x

    • 15th April 2015 / 5:45 pm

      Yes they are perfect for the Spring! x

  2. 15th April 2015 / 9:57 am

    I love Paris so much, been there twice and looking forward to going back already. Nice blog.

    • 15th April 2015 / 5:45 pm

      It is the most amazing place isn’t it! Thank you hun 🙂 xx

  3. 15th April 2015 / 10:47 am

    Dig it, in paris myself right now and this is a very popular look, but you rock it nicely. Cool blog.

    • 15th April 2015 / 5:46 pm

      Ah no way! I’m very jealous, I wish I was there now! Haha thank you 🙂

  4. nishkpatel
    15th April 2015 / 12:21 pm

    Love this look, you look like you were made for Paris. Trench coats are a great staple, my favourite Parisian look is a classic – breton stripes and a red lip. Can’t wait to see the rest of your Paris posts!

    HOW I WEAR | A Manchester Style & Beauty Blog

    • 15th April 2015 / 6:40 pm

      Aw thank you lovely 🙂 Yes the breton stripes and red lip is a gorgeous look! xxx

  5. 15th April 2015 / 10:17 pm

    A £10 Zara trench is an AMAZING find! Such a great piece for spring 🙂 Also love the black velvet dress! Can’t wait to get some snaps at the boat party next week woop!

    Gabby xo

    • 16th April 2015 / 11:31 am

      Such a good price right!! Thank you 🙂 I cannot wait! We’ll get some great pics 😀 xxx

  6. 16th April 2015 / 7:28 am

    How much did you pay for that Zara coat?! Such a great find, you’re making us all very jealous! I love parisian style. I’ve recently wrote a post on how to get a Parisian mindset. I’m obsessed! I really like how you styled your outfit, very on ntrend and yet so effortless!

    Dash xx
    Mode Lily

    • 16th April 2015 / 9:07 am

      Haha, it really was a great find!! Ooh i’lld definitely take a look at that post, i’m obsessed with all things Paris at the moment. Thank you 🙂 xxx

  7. 16th April 2015 / 10:54 am

    You already know about my recent trip to Paris 😉 Your outfit is so perfect for strolling around the city, can never go wrong with a trench coat, especially one that was such a bargain!!

    • 16th April 2015 / 11:30 am

      Hehe yes!! Trench coats really are fail proof! I love them 🙂 xxx

  8. 17th April 2015 / 8:41 am

    I wish I could pull off a trench but the full length ones just don’t seem to sit right for me 🙁

    I loved wearing my navy cropped Zara trousers on our trip to Paris a few years ago – they felt chic with any top and were perfect for the amount of walking we did. I wore a beautiful one shoulder Mango dress on my birthday too which classic yet modern at the same time: (ignore the slushy picture, out impromptu photographer would only take the photo if we kissed) xx

    • 17th April 2015 / 10:12 am

      I definitely think you could pull one off!! Maybe just try play with different styles 🙂 Zara navy cropped trousers sound gorgeous, and very Parisian! That Mango dress is stunning! You look gorgeous. What a romantic picture, in front of the Eiffel Tower too 🙂 xxx

      • 18th April 2015 / 6:06 pm

        I have a cropped, zipped asymmetrical trench that I like but I need to keep looking for a full length version that suits. Thank you, Eiffel Tower pics are a must in Paris 🙂 xx

  9. 17th April 2015 / 5:58 pm

    Zara? £10? SUCH a fabulous find, shows trawling through Ebay really can be worth it : ) You pull it off so well and definitely fit in with ‘Parisian chic’ 🙂


    • 17th April 2015 / 8:39 pm

      I know right!! I love it when hours of eBay searching pays off! Aw thank you so much 🙂 xx

  10. 18th April 2015 / 2:08 am

    Do you watch Pretty Little Liars? You look like the blonde girl on that show- Ashley Benson. Great post!

    • 18th April 2015 / 10:37 am

      I do yes! Haha, you know that’s not the first time i’ve heard that! I’ll take it as a compliment, thank you 🙂 xxx

  11. 18th April 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Paris! Oh my goodness, I’m so jealous! What a lovely 21st birthday present! I wanted to go for my 21st too but my birthday is soooo badly timed everyone else has final exams/deadlines. Definitely going to have to go at some point… The. Dream.

    You look fabulous in that coat Sarah, (what a bargain too)! And yes, sunglasses in cloudy weather is just so Parisian. Love it!

    Soph x |

    • 18th April 2015 / 7:54 pm

      Aw that’s such an annoying time 🙁 You’ll have to go as a late/early birthday trip! It really is such an amazing place, I can imagine you would take some amazing photos there!!
      Aw thank you so much 🙂 xxx

    • 18th April 2015 / 7:53 pm

      That;s so lovely, thank you 🙂 Paris vibes are the best!! 🙂 xxx

    • 19th April 2015 / 8:38 am

      Isn’t it just!! Thank you lovely!!

  12. 22nd April 2015 / 12:59 pm

    Lovely outfit! Camel colour trench coat is the one item I’ve been wanting to add to my collection for a while but just haven’t come across any I like yet. This one you have is lovely and £10, wow! Must look at Zara next winter. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

    • 22nd April 2015 / 1:14 pm

      They are the best wardrobe staples!! Such a good find at that price! 🙂 xxx

  13. Simoni
    7th May 2015 / 3:46 pm

    Hi gorgeous!! Lovely pictures from Paris, such a beautiful city! you are so lucky that you got the chance to go for your birthday!!

    I love trench coats too!! and you are right you can wear them with everything and can make every outfit look very chic!! I love how you are wearing yours!!

    I was so sad yesterday, when I realised that i accidentally deleted one of your comments because your comments are always so lovely!! Ahh never mind!!

    kisses from Cyprus


  14. 16th May 2015 / 12:14 pm

    OH SASSS. you look so so gorgeous! I love your outfit, and gosh that coat was a bargain wasn’t it!! 🙂

    Kayleigh xoxo

    • 16th May 2015 / 1:45 pm

      Aw thank you so much Kayleigh!! Such a good buy 🙂 xxxx

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