11 Fresh Ways To Wear Your Favorite Trench Coat Now

If we were to bestow high school superlatives on our favorite wardrobe items, we’d name our little black dress Most Outgoing, our pair of lace-up stilettos would get Cutest Couple, and the coveted Most Dependable award would be granted to our trusty trench coat. While other wardrobe items may be more flashy or fun, the trench coat remains a closet cornerstone that always feels current. 

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    But even the most classic staple can use a seasonal refresh, which is why we’ve culled an inspiring selection of tastemakers showing off updated ways to wear the jacket. And if you don’t own a trench yet, don’t fret! Click through to find a thorough shopping section that runs the gamut from basic khaki to a wild printed number, so you can find your own “Most Dependable” to add to your closet.

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    PHOTO: David M. Benett/Getty Images for Burberry

    Harley Viera Newton

    Want to show off your dress while still highlighting your figure? Take note from the model/DJ who belted her Burberry Prorsum trench (similar style here) to emphasize her waist, but left it unbuttoned so her feminine silk frock wasn’t hidden.

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    PHOTO: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

    Poppy Delevingne

    Think a tan hue is your only choice? Think again. Delevingne stepped out of the beige box with a claret red patent Burberry Prorsum Laminated Leather Trench Coat ($3595) at the label’s  S/S 14 show. 

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    PHOTO: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Estee Lauder

    Shala Monroque

    The deep green hue of Monroque’s Isa Arfen coat is almost as versatile as the classic beige, but feels a step dressier for an evening event like the launch of Estee Lauder’s perfume, Modern Muse, in New York last month.

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    PHOTO: The Blonde Salad

    Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad

    The beauty of a standout trench like Ferragni’s contrast-sleeve Burberry Prorsum Vinyl And Gabardine Trench Coat ($2795)? It makes your entire outfit for you. Just put on coordinating shoes and go!

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    PHOTO: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Burberry

    Gabriella Wilde

    Wilde’s slightly cropped Burberry Prorsum Short Cotton Sateen Trench Coat ($1995) trench she wore to the brand’s S/S 14 show creates an ideal proportion for petite women.  

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Elena Perminova

    Take advantage of the look’s classic vibe to balance more daring elements in your outfit. At the Carven S/S 14 show in Paris, for example, Perminova wore a Celine trench to ground her extreme gladiator heels.

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    PHOTO: Atlantic Pacific

    Blair Eadie Bee of Atlantic Pacific

    The sheer number of outfits the New York-based blogger has worked her trusty Gap Classic Trench ($128) into is a testament to the coat’s ultimate versatility. 

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    PHOTO: Miha

    Mija of Mija

    While not the most weather resistant, the sweatshirt sleeves on the German blogger’s sold-out Alexander Wang trench makes it feel thoroughly modern. 

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    PHOTO: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for The London EDITION

    Alexa Chung

    Trench coats don’t have to skew casual. At a cocktail party in London, the Brit “It” girl wore her trusty Burberry Prorsum trench (similar style here) over a dressy lace ensemble for a sophisticated evening look.

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    PHOTO: Wylde / Splash News

    Jessica Hart

    If you consider yourself a feminine girl at heart, refer to the Australian model’s Upper East Side look for inspiration. Her Burberry Prorsum Mid-Length Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat ($2,195) was the perfect complement to preppy staples, like Ferragamo bow flats and a ladylike Louis Vuitton bag. 

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Street Style

    A trench makes the perfect topper for a minimalist outfit, like this stylish civilian’s monochrome ensemble.

    Stockholm Street Style

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    Choies Denim Oversize Trench ($94)

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    J.Crew Icon Trench In Wool-Cashmere ($350) in Cabernet

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    H&M Trenchcoat ($60)

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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Nicoletta Colorblock Felt Coat ($1198)

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    M Missoni Digital Camo Trench Coat ($627)

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Denim Oversize Trench

Denim Oversize Trench

Choies, $94
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Double Breasted Wool Inset Trench Coat

Double Breasted Wool Inset Trench Coat

Sam Edelman, $121
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Endless Possibilities Trench Coat

Endless Possibilities Trench Coat

Ruche, $50
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Icon Trench In Wool-Cashmere

Icon Trench In Wool-Cashmere

J.Crew, $350
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Trenchcoat

Trenchcoat

H&M, $60
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Double-Breasted Trench Coat

Double-Breasted Trench Coat

A.P.C., $635
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Vila 2 In 1 Trench Coat

Vila 2 In 1 Trench Coat

ASOS, $89
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Nicoletta Colorblock Felt Coat

Nicoletta Colorblock Felt Coat

Marc By Marc Jacobs, $1198
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Digital Camo Trench Coat

Digital Camo Trench Coat

M Missoni, $627
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Leather-Trimmed Cotton-Blend Canvas Trench Coat

Leather-Trimmed Cotton-Blend Canvas Trench Coat

Thakoon Addition, $790
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