by dailykongfidence


Two things I am a huge fan of – versatile pieces and statement pieces. My typical look is created with basics, then layered with one or two statement pieces (usually a jacket, shoes, or a bag) to complete the outfit. And if a piece can be worn or styled in at least two different ways, I consider that a major win for my closet.

This beautifully, tailored, sleeveless, Marceline trench from Zelle Studio commands attention with its clean silhouette and minimal style. I came across Zelle Studio and instantly fell in love with the UK brand. They believe in creating timeless, essential pieces for a modern wardrobe. What is unique about Zelle Studio is that they produce a core collection and also add seasonal pieces that are never repeated once they are sold out. I love this concept because not only does it foster less waste, it also fosters an exclusivity appeal to their customers (kind of like Chanel and their seasonal bags – like if you don’t get it now, you will miss out). Because Zelle Studio produces mini collections throughout the year, their attention to detail, quality, and meticulous designs are evident in all of the pieces they sell.

This classic, trench gilet is chic, yet makes for a major statement. I love that it can be worn multiple ways as a vest dress or as a jacket layered over a sweater or tee. The material is thick and of high quality and the inside lining is navy, a nice, subtle contrast to the black vest. It features a sharp collar which I like to pop up for a more chic look, two pockets which are always a bonus for me, and the side trench vent makes for a subtle, but tailored detail. This vest is one size fits all at a UK 8-12, but surprisingly it fits me quite well and I am usually a UK size 2-4. I like that the trench has room in it so that it can be thrown over layers for the colder months.

The Marceline Trench is a perfect must-have piece for fall and winter and definitely one you will continue to reach for in your closet. This trench is one of their seasonal pieces, meaning it won’t be remade once it is sold out, so get it while you can! If you’re like me and enjoy classic and chic pieces that also timeless, you have to check out this trench gilet and the many other amazing collections that Zelle Studio has to offer.









// Below are some of my favorite pieces from Zelle Studio //

Marceline – Trench Gilet

Stella – Luxe Wool Overcoat

Lauren – Sleeveless Double Breasted Coat

Niamh – Coat with Narrow Lapels

Meta – Tailored Gilet

Bibi – Faux Leather Pleated Skirt

Thank you Zelle Studio for sponsoring this post. All reviews, styling, and thoughts are my own.

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Jenn Hanft November 9, 2016 - 7:28 pm

I love lengthy pieces!!! They’re so versatile and can be dressed up and down. This sleeveless trench is stunning! Love how you contrasted it with white and those fab booties! It’s so cool that Zelle Studio has a specific collection that doesn’t repeat! I definitely agree that it reduces waste and it makes all the pieces a little more special since they won’t be available again. Will definitely check it out!!

XO Jenn

dailykongfidence November 9, 2016 - 11:33 pm

Thank you Jenn! I am all about a statement piece that can be styled in many ways. I can totally see you in this trench with your OTK boots too! They definitely have classy and timeless pieces with a modern edge.

Samantha Mariko November 9, 2016 - 7:29 pm

versatile pieces are a blogger’s best friend – i love re-styling a piece for different outfits! really in love with this vest 🙂

dailykongfidence November 9, 2016 - 11:34 pm

Totally, right? I’ve been wearing this vest non-stop!

Gigi November 9, 2016 - 8:27 pm

I’m obsessed with sleepless trenches like this, they are so glam and elegant! And you can even pair with jeans if you want. This is such a classic look, my favourite kind 😉

dailykongfidence November 9, 2016 - 11:36 pm

Thanks Gigi! It’s a very timeless and versatile piece indeed. I already wore it with jeans and OTK boots too! =)

Raysa Garcia November 9, 2016 - 8:53 pm

Love how you styled this vest! You look so chic and edgy. and those booties are TDF!
Xx, Raysa

dailykongfidence November 9, 2016 - 11:37 pm

Thanks Raysa! I love this vest and like how it can be styled to look edgy and also to look chic and classy.

Erin November 9, 2016 - 10:06 pm

This trench looks amazing on you and I am drooling over your booties xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com

dailykongfidence November 9, 2016 - 11:38 pm

Thank you Erin! I definitely will be wearing this vest all fall and winter!

Jen November 9, 2016 - 10:54 pm

Sleeveless coats and trenches are my jam these days! This one is no exception in its beauty and timelessness. I absolutely love it and Zelle Studio’s collection is truly stunning. I want everything! You look stunning as usual Christine!

dailykongfidence November 9, 2016 - 11:39 pm

Thank you Jen! I love how a trench can change an entire look! It is that one perfect and timeless accessory that you must have. As you can see, all of Zelle Studio pieces are made with such great detail and minimal design that you can’t go wrong with any piece!

shaine November 9, 2016 - 11:16 pm

You look so stunning! I really love your trench coat!

hope you could check-out my blog 🙂
Xo, Shaine
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dailykongfidence November 9, 2016 - 11:41 pm

Thank you Shaine, I appreciate it. This trench is one of a kind!

Katrina Fernandez November 10, 2016 - 12:03 am

I really adore you and obsessed to your fashion sense. And you know what, everything you wear will suits you perfectly. For me, you are supermodel! Lovin’ every bit.. Stay blooming!

xoxo, Katrina
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dailykongfidence November 10, 2016 - 10:21 am

Aww you are seriously the sweetest and just made my day! Thank you so much Katrina!

Lucrezia Candelori November 10, 2016 - 2:06 am

Babe, you look extremely chic! I’m so in love with your look!


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dailykongfidence November 10, 2016 - 10:22 am

Thank you Lucrezia, I appreciate it. This vest definitely elevates the look and adds to the chicness!

jasna November 10, 2016 - 6:16 am

you look amazing hun, hope you are having a good thursday 🙂 xx

dailykongfidence November 10, 2016 - 10:23 am

Thank you Jasna!

Lisa Mao November 10, 2016 - 7:37 am

I love me a good trench! The sleeveless ones you have suits you so well, I actually never seen a sleeveless one before !
Definitely the perfect time to bring them out before puffy jacket season sigh!


dailykongfidence November 10, 2016 - 10:27 am

Thank you Lisa! I love the sleeveless aspect because you can wear it year round in the warmer months and layer it in the colder months!

emily November 10, 2016 - 7:59 am

This sleeveless trench looks so luxurious and so perfectly tailored! Zelle Studio sounds amazing, I am obsessing over that sleeveless camel trench you picked too!
x Emily

dailykongfidence November 10, 2016 - 10:28 am

Hi Emily! Yes, their quality and tailoring is amazing as you can see from the favorites I picked!

Catarine November 10, 2016 - 8:45 am

Christine, i’m always looking for statement pieces that male a look and that trench is quite perfect for that.
I definitely love how it fits you perfectly, and make the all outfit more elegant with a twist.
I had never heard about Zelle|Studio before so i’m glad you wrote this post.
Enjoy your thurday, dear.

dailykongfidence November 10, 2016 - 10:28 am

Thanks Catarin! I am all about a jacket adding to the outfit and this trench can be worn year round and is so chic! Zelle Studio makes such timeless and minimal pieces you definitely have to check them out!

Darlene November 10, 2016 - 9:14 am

Hi Christine can I just saw I always admire your fashion style and your blog is amazing! Thank you

dailykongfidence November 10, 2016 - 10:29 am

Thanks Darlene you are so sweet and also provide me with inspo yourself! The feeling is mutual!

gracie November 10, 2016 - 2:57 pm

I agree with you, a statement piece that you can wear in many different ways is worth every penny ! I love this sleeveless trench on you, so cute & super sleek ! Great look 🙂
xx, gracie

Margaret November 10, 2016 - 6:51 pm

Thanks for introducing such a chic brand! I love the idea that once it’s sold out, it’s never get back in stock again! (Then I have the piece most of the other people don’t have lol) Nice outfit!

xx Margaret
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dailykongfidence November 14, 2016 - 2:05 pm

Totally Margaret! I like having unique pieces as well and they are not only unique, but also very timeless.

Sharon Wu November 10, 2016 - 7:47 pm

This vest/coat looks so chic!!! I love how you’ve styled it. The fact that it’s sleeveless makes it more bearable in this LA heat we’ve been experiencing lately I bet. That’s one way to do fall here in southern Cali 🙂 xo, sharon


diana November 10, 2016 - 10:41 pm

you did an amazing job by styling basics! I never can style basics


Thomas Falkenstedt November 11, 2016 - 5:25 am

I love the idea of them having seasonal collections which are unique and if you don’t get them now, well, too bad, cause it wont come back… And that vest is certainly stunning on you sweetie!
Have a great weekend! 🙂



Jo November 11, 2016 - 6:22 pm

That’s such a gorgeous vest! It’s so sharp and sleek. Love that idea of having seasonal collections. I’ll definitely have to check them out asap 🙂

xo, Jo

Gina Diaz November 11, 2016 - 9:14 pm

As always you look very stylish babe! beautiful look on you 🙂 Xx, Gina


Andreea Birsan November 12, 2016 - 12:15 pm

Their outwear is insanely beautiful and so is your waistcoat. Love how you styled it and those booties are just perfect. Have a lovely weekend! <3


Cece Lam November 12, 2016 - 6:51 pm

always beautiful Christine! youre an inspiration!!

Candace November 12, 2016 - 9:43 pm

That sleeveless trench is such a staple! I love the placement of the buttons and the collar. Super chic for fall 🙂


Atsuna Matsui November 12, 2016 - 10:55 pm

I love how you style basics in an elevated way so that the outfit looks so classy! Always looking so put together dear.


Michelle November 13, 2016 - 8:52 am

Obsessed with your trench – I need a sleeveless one sooooo bad! Just gorgeous!

Julie November 13, 2016 - 9:58 am

So haawwwttt! Love the contrast of lengths between the mini dress and trench vest!!

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Jessica November 13, 2016 - 8:20 pm

You make these pieces look flawless! I love the roundup of your choices! So good! xo, Jessica thisseasonsgold.com

samira November 14, 2016 - 12:07 am

love how you styled this look! I need a trench like this!!

xo, samira


dailykongfidence November 14, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Thanks Samira! This is definitely a trench to have in everyone’s wardrobe!

Ashleigh D'Mello November 14, 2016 - 5:20 am

Couldn’t agree more! My wardrobe is full of either pieces I can wear a thousand times with different outfits, or things that make a statement! Loving this longline vest on you babe!

Ashleigh x

dailykongfidence November 14, 2016 - 11:44 pm

Thanks Ashleigh! I think those pieces that you wear a thousand times and can still be worn over many years are totally worth the investment.

Nina Nguyen November 14, 2016 - 7:26 am

Love love this look on you babe!!


dailykongfidence November 14, 2016 - 11:44 pm

Thank you so much Nina, you are too sweet!

Lauren November 14, 2016 - 12:16 pm

Love this trench on you! You styled it so perfectly with those booties!


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dailykongfidence November 14, 2016 - 11:42 pm

Thank you Lauren! This trench is perfect for all year round and added these booties for the fall weather.

Jessi Malay November 14, 2016 - 12:45 pm

That coat looks absolutely amazing on you!! I love how you paired it with a classic black and white color platte…so chic <3

XO Jessi,

dailykongfidence November 14, 2016 - 11:35 pm

Thank you Jessi. The coat speaks for itself so figured I would keep the other clothes minimal to show off the trench more!

Maryam November 14, 2016 - 1:23 pm

I love this coat! It’s so chic and versatile!

xo, Maryam

dailykongfidence November 14, 2016 - 11:41 pm

Thanks Maryam, it really is a statement piece that I can keep forever!

LINDSEY of THE NOMIS NICHE November 15, 2016 - 1:30 pm

This trench gilet is gorgeous – and so versatile! The classic black can be worn over and over again. You look beautiful as always! Also loving those shoes 🙂

Love, Lindsey

dailykongfidence November 16, 2016 - 12:08 am

Thank you Lindsey! I agree, this trench is definitely a classic piece that I will wear forever.

Margot November 16, 2016 - 6:11 am

Such a chic white and black look !
I love your black sleeveless trench.

dailykongfidence November 16, 2016 - 11:17 am

Thank you Margot. Black and white are always my go to and I love that they are classic like this trench!

Sarah-Allegra November 21, 2016 - 2:09 pm

This sleeveless coat really is amazing! And totally in love how you styled it with the shorter dress!

xx Sarah-Allegra


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