Dusters are the new trench.
H and M duster (similar here), Plaid shirt c/o Bella Dahl, Petit Sesame tweed skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Mini Sydney crossbody bag, Vince Camuto booties. Shot by Isaac Lacey.
Dusters are undeniably having their moment in fashion. Perhaps it's because Fall is the perfect season to wear them. They're light and airy, but still give you a little warmth and coverage from the elements. They also look great over anything: shorts, skirts, dresses, you name it. Not to mention you can find them in a variety of colors.
So what's the difference between a duster vs. a trenchcoat you might ask? Think of the duster as the trench's younger, cooler sibling, the one that's just a little bit more laid back and goes with the flow. While the trench is usually tailored, tapering in at the waist with assistance from a belt to cinch it in further, the duster is meant to be worn loose and baggy, creating long lines in the absence of shape. While the trench has a collar, starched and ready to take on the world, the duster is usually collar-free, with draping or a waterfall neckline that's more effortless and easy to wear.
I'm all about laid back dressing, so needless to say, the duster has quickly replaced the trench to become my go-to layering item. What do you prefer?