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Ask Biki? I’ve Lost The Belt For My Trench Coat, How Do I Replace It?

Reader Question

I had a bit of a wild one last night and discovered I lost the belt to my favourite beige trench coat the following morning.  I’m absolutely gutted… It’s pretty unlikely that I’ll find a matching belt to replace it, but I’m not ready to let go of my jacket: do you have any ideas on how I get a replacement belt? HELP!

MFSL Answer

Never Fear, Biki Is Here ( :  The same thing happened to me this year, but my story is: I told my brother to take my trench coat to the dry cleansers, and when he returned it: my beloved coat was sans belt. I was fuming!  Once I calmed down and put my creative hat on, I decided to use the opportunity to pimp my jacket.

First of all, there is no need to splurge on a new jacket or retrace your footsteps from your ker-azee night.

There are a few alternatives one can use to replace a trench coat belt: a belt with a buckle/tie sash detail, a tie…but this is my favourite: A Scarf. Why? Allow me to plead my case:

  • It’s a great way to match/contrast the hue of your trench coat by experimenting with texture, colour and pattern.
  • A wide and long silk scarf for example, allows you to tie the loop of your belt in many assorted ways that can add a chic or sassy factor to your ensemble.
  • If you go vintage (and you know where to get a great deal), you can pimp your jacket at very little cost.
  • It’s a great way to rejuvenate that scarf you love that spends most of its time collecting dust at the back of your wardrobe.

My main advice/tip when buying a scarf to use as a belt, is to take the jacket with you so you can make sure the scarf is long enough to tie up adequately.

Rather than viewing the wandering of your original belt as a loss, see it as an opportunity to add some individuality to your favourite trench coat!

I love pairing my vintage blue, orange and cream/beige silk print scarf with my trench coat, I think the tones work really well with the beige hue of my jacket…I feel 70s retro-faaaabulous!

Beige Trench Coat Inspiration

Vintage Silk Print Scarf

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Orange Sunglasses

And I got this lovely brown print scarf from one of my favourite vintage brands: Peekaboo.  I ordered a blouse from them, and they sent me this scarf for free. That’s right: FrrreeeEEEEE!

Peekaboo Vintage Scarf

Black and Gold Studded Buckled Brogues

Peekaboo Vintage Print Silk Scarf

Have a lovely week y’all.

Bisous

Photographer: Patricia Santos

 

Credits

Trench Coat: Humana Berlin (Old), Brogues: Topshop (Old), Scarves: Animal print scarf worn as belt: Peekaboo Vintage (Gift), Blue and Orange Print Scarf:  Topshop (Vintage), Sunglasses: Quay Australia (Old), Bustier: WYLDR (Old)

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