9 Fresh Ways to Wear Your Favorite Trench Coat Now

Even your most classic wardrobe staples can use a refresh from season to season, which is why we have culled an inspiring selection of tastemakers showing off updated ways to wear the trench coat. In fact, this season especially, we saw trench coats all over the street style scene, only further solidifying the style as a forever piece. While it’s a staple in any closet, fall is the best time to work a trench back into your everyday look because it’s the perfect lightweight layering piece for when you’re in the midst of transitioning our wardrobe into cooler weather. If you don’t own the jacket yet, though, you’re in luck because we’ve scoured our favorite retailers for the best styles out there.

There’s no shortage of styling inspiration, either. Whether you wear one cinched at the waist with a contrasting belt or leave it open to show off a midi dress underneath, trench coat outfit ideas are virtually endless, which is why we’ve put together a slew of outfit ideas to try right now.

Ahead, get inspired by how fashion girls are wearing the wardrobe staple, and find a thorough shopping section that runs the gamut from basic khaki to a wild printed number and even a few vinyl options so you can find your own dependable jacket to add to your collection; there's no shortage of inspiration. Go on to shop the most stylish trench coats from all our favorite retailers.

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Grab a classic leather handbag for a totally polished, sophisticated ensemble.

Lean into an autumnal color scheme by mixing rich burgundy with brown and beige.

Contrast your classic coat with sporty counterparts like a dad hat and sneakers. 

Opt for a slick vinyl trench, but pair it with down-to-earth jeans.

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The number of times we have seen red for fall is astounding. Pair your trench with this season’s most popular color. 

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For a colder winter day, buckle up your simple trench and let a statement piece shine (like these leather red boots).

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Go back to the basics with a simple tank, jeans, and sneakers the next time you need to run an errand. 

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Mix up the traditional trench coat and go for a cool plaid-patterned jacket.

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Try out a unique take on the trench coat, like this one, and pair it with a simple outfit.

Next, check out the best leather jackets to buy now.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Lauren Eggertsen. 

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