How To Wear A Trench Coat: 3 Simple Outfit Ideas To Inspire You

There’s no doubt that the classic beige trench coat has become a wardrobe staple and one that can be styled in multiple ways with existing pieces in your wardrobe. 

What used to be a military necessity, dating back to 150 years ago, has now become one of the most iconic pieces in fashion with its traditional aesthetic consisting of a double breasted finish, wide lapels, belted at the waist and waterproof. 

The trench coat has now become a versatile single item that can either be worn over a dress, draped over the shoulders and layered with other outerwear options such as a denim or leather jacket.

In this article, I’m showing you how to wear a trench coat by styling 3 simple outfits for casual weekends, work, and evenings. This will ensure you’re getting the most wear out of your trench coat whilst also inventing new ways to wear this classic piece for many more years.

1. A Casual Way To Wear A Trench Coat

Stay stylish for a day of casual errands by throwing your trench coat over a white tee and kick flared jeans. I’ve dressed up this casual outfit with a silk neck scarf for chillier days and opted for maximum comfort in my VEJA sneakers. Who says you need to compromise comfort for style?

How to wear a trench coat - 3 simple outfit ideas
How to wear a trench coat - 3 simple outfit ideas
How to wear a trench coat - 3 simple outfit ideas

2. Update Your Workwear Wardrobe With A Classic Beige Trench Coat

A classic beige/caramel trench coat can be donned for work to refresh your wardrobe for Spring. Pairing tan, brown and cream shades with your trench coat are just simple ways on how you can update your office look with a fresh palette. I’ve styled my Burberry trench coat with a pair of tan ankle boots as both are earth tones and complement each other naturally. 

How to wear a trench coat - 3 simple outfit ideas
How to wear a trench coat - 3 simple outfit ideas
How to wear a trench coat - 3 simple outfit ideas
How to wear a trench coat - 3 simple outfit ideas

2. Tone Down Your Evening Look

Adding a trench coat over a sequin skirt or satin slip dress takes you to a whole new level of ‘chic.’ If you’re unsure of what type of night it’s going to be, pairing your trench coat with a formal outfit can tone it down in an instant. Complement it with neutral tones such as rust and brown.

How to wear a trench coat - 3 simple outfit ideas
How to wear a trench - 3 simple outfit ideas
How to wear a trench coat - 3 simple outfit ideas
How to wear a trench coat - 3 simple outfit ideas

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