Best known for its classic shape and timeless elegance and also as a synonymous with wet weather dressing, the trench coat is woman’s best friend when it comes to fall dressing. It’s an item that you can pull out year after year without ever having to worry about it going out of style. This trend-defying topper is most often spotted in shades of khaki, but can also be found in black, navy, grey and pretty much every other color and fabric. Whether double- or single-breasted, this outwear piece offers infinite opportunities for layering and accessorizing, and will simply blend in with every piece of your wardrobe. Need proof? Scroll down for 16 cool ways to wear a trench coat, and if you don’t have one yet, now is the time to get it!
The structure of a trench coat makes it always look a touch formal, so when you wear it over jeans and a T-shirt, you take a casual look and make it look more pulled together. A weekend look that might be sloppy with another jacket is suddenly very fashionable when you wear it with a trench.
A trench coat has a structured look to it, making it a good choice to wear when you’re wearing a dress. The best length for your coat will be just above the knee. For work day choose pencil dress and complete the look with pointed toe shoe which will elongate your legs.
Trench coats don’t only come in that basic beige color, don’t be afraid to try out a new color such as pastels, olive green or navy.
When wearing mini skirts in fall, there is always the question – how to avoid showing too much skin? The answer is that you can balance the sultry vibe of mini skirt with trench coat. This can work for day and also for night occasions – wear flats for day and opt for a high heels for night.
For off-duty and casual look combine your leather pants with trench coat. The gap between rock leather and classic trench will blend into modern preppy look.
Summer is gone but this doesn’t mean that you have to put away your favorite denim shorts. You can pair it with your trench coat and be like those fashion models spotted on the streets of New York.
These are just a few examples of ways to wear trench coats, as seen on the streets. Do you own a classic trench coat? Which of these looks do you like best?