The hero piece; can you guess?
There are pieces in the wardrobe that frequently save the day; let’s call them “heroes”
Since when has an item of clothing been a “hero”?
I call on the “hero” when I am rushed, when I can’t make up my mind, when nothing suits because I am in one of those moods and when I need a reliable outcome, a fail-safe solution.
Who thought getting dressed could be so fraught?
I am speaking a little tongue-in-cheek and having a bit of fun with this “hero” idea but actually it is true; I have pieces in my wardrobe that I do consider in this way.
Not every piece is a “hero”.
To be in this category there are strict criteria.
A “hero” must be classic, an investment piece that is timeless. It needs to be flattering and to make me feel on top of the world, to give me a certain level of confidence. The “hero” should be practical and be suitable for many occasions; it is a piece to travel with, to wear every day and to love.
Yes, the “hero” in my life is the trench coat.
I don’t want to say how long I have been wearing the trench, longer than I can remember and I have replaced my Burberry only once; more for vanity than necessity. I have a great fondness and sentimentality for the trench; when I picture my father and I think of him often, he is wearing his light coloured trench.
The trench has taken me everywhere and never let me down. It has been discreet when I needed a little flattery; the trench is a very slimming shape and can take pounds off in seconds.
Nordstrom invited me to curate their Burberry collection this season and I will admit to being tempted by their dress and jacket collection. As I browsed my thoughts kept coming back to the trench. If there is one Burberry garment that is the “hero“, the must-have, it is the trench coat.
The trench is my “hero” piece. And yours? xv
The “Hero” Piece
images burberry (with a little graphic play from my giulia and reagan)