In the Trenches: 5 Ways Style a Trench Coat

Outerwear / style / November 11, 2014
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A trench coat is one of those classic items that every woman should have in her closet.  The coat style is super versatile practically screams you’re a fashion pro.

The easy, go-to way to wear this piece would be the monotonous jeans and flats combo. Boring! Reinvent your trench with these simple tricks.

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Easy & Effortlessly Cool

For an effortless, cool-girl  look, throw a boxy trench over an oversized t-shirt, leather leggings and studded biker boots. Opt for an unconventional color  silver or this Mango jacket with a contrast leather collar and make sure to wear the trench unbuttoned. You will achieve a “model-off-duty” look that will have everyone’s jaw dropping, thinking you woke up that chic.

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9 to 5 Working Girl

If you are going for a more professional look, try a fully buttoned trench over a printed sheath dress with some D’Orsay pumps and an envelope clutch. You could even add some jewel-encrusted brooches to the lapel for a whimsical touch. This look is perfect for a day at the office, but it can also transition smoothly into drinks with the girls.

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70s Boho Glam Queen

Channel your inner Rachel Zoe for full-on glam. Start with a sexy wrap dress, followed by some over the knee boots and a floppy hat. Once again button your trench coat, but make a knot with the sash for a statement.

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Rebelliously Playful

Feeling rebellious? Try your trench with a graphic tee, leopard skinnies and some Converse. You could even DIY your coat collar by adding some gold studs for an edgy and personalized feel.

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Just Casual with French Twist

For a casual, daytime feel, opt for some boyfriend jeans and a classic striped fitted tee. Polish off your look with some red pointed-toe heels and a sleek snakeskin bag. For this look, drape the trench over your shoulders. You will achieve an effortlessly cool vibe that only fashion bloggers seem to master.

I hope you now feel inspired to experiment with your trench coat. Remember, all you need is a daring attitude and an open mind for this wardrobe staple to be transformed using pieces you already own!


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Hayley Lind
Hayley Lind
Hayley Lind is a rising senior at Philadelphia University with a major in Fashion Industry Management and a minor in Professional Communication. She currently serves as the blog co-editor for her college's fashion publication, Styleline. She hopes to one day write for a fashion magazine in New York City. Hayley is currently obsessed with outdoor yoga, thrift store shopping, and avocados.




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