11 Fresh Ways to Wear Your Favorite Trench Coat Now

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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 one 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, the 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. Whether you are wearing yours with jeans or track pants, we have no shortage of inspiration. Go on to shop the most stylish trench coats from all our favorite retailers.

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

Cinch the waist with a belt that really pops.

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

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

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When you want something a little extra, opt for a trench with cool lining inside like this checked one. 

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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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Trench coats are the perfect way to pull an outfit together. Try out an oversize one over sophisticated pieces. 

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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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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.

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Opt for a traditional trench coat paired with a striped long-sleeve shirt and a pair of dark-wash jeans.

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Trench coats are perfect over minimal outfits.

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When all else fails and you don’t want to change out of your sweats, you can always rely on a trench coat to look put together. 

Statement-making vinyl packs a punch.

Look for classic details like tortoiseshell buttons.

Of course Tibi put a fresh spin on this timeless coat.

We're partial to the affordable version we designed.

Also available in more sizes.

The contrast piping makes this one look much more expensive than it really is.

Animal print feels especially current right now.

Wear with black jeans and ankle boots.

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