A few readers asked for a post on how to wear trench coats, so here it finally is! I actually love that I received requests for a fashion post on trenches because they are a wardrobe staple. Trench coats are especially versatile since they can take you from season to season and they can be dressed up and dressed down. The greatest part about them is that they’ll never go out of style, meaning that they are totally worth a splurge. The key to wearing a trench coat is avoiding looking like you belong on a street corner, or better yet, in a movie with Inspector Gadget.
How To Wear A Trench Coat
For a clean, pulled together daytime look, pair the trench with a crisp, white button down and skinny jeans. Tall riding boots make for a classic look, and a fun scarf is perfect for a pop of color. Avoid distracting earrings and stick to simple jewelry instead.
If done correctly, a trench coat can add a sexy element to an outfit. If done incorrectly, you might have sketchy men offering you large sums of money for an hour of your time. I love this look because it’s funky and can effortlessly take you from day to night. You can’t get much easier than a little black dress. If I actually had a job with a dress code, I would wear this outfit with a conservative pair of shoes then switch into the studded leopard print heels for a date. Since the dress is simple, opt for bold jewelry and statement pieces.
This look is ideal for the transitioning weather, when it’s too warm for a thick coat, but cool enough for a little something. A striped top and jeans is a great option because it has that I-just-pulled-this-out-of-my-closet-and-I-still-look-cute thing going on. Add a colorful pair of flats to jazz up the outfit a bit and tote around a cute bag for a simple look.
The options are endless with trench coats. I created a few of my favorite looks, but if you are still at a loss or have a specific item in mind, feel free to ask!