There’s nothing quite like the trench coat. Thomas Burberry created the style during World War I for British soldiers, and it’s certainly come a long way from its origins. But aside from its fascinating history, what makes the trench so special to me is its versatility. No matter your style type—bohemian, classic, feminine—there’s always a way to rotate a trench into your look, and usually with pretty flattering results.
So when I came across Everlane’s version (it’s so good guys), I decided to assemble a quick-and-easy guide to making the most out of this wardrobe staple. Scroll down for four looks you can wear now, and if you like them you can shop them, too!
Nothing brings me greater joy than pairing a Breton striped shirt with blue jeans. The classic combination is effortless and polished, and when paired with a trench it gives off major French vibes.
As temperatures drop, layering becomes a necessity. Unfortunately, the slimmer sleeves on trench coats don’t lend themselves to multiple outerwear pieces, so my workaround is the leather moto vest. I paired the two with a crewneck sweater and my favorite culottes and pumps for an easy, office-appropriate look.
One of my favorite street style trends as of late is the white tee upgrade. I love seeing this simple piece styled under splashy dresses and jackets, which is why I decided to test out the look with my ruffled slip dress.
Just because the weather calls for a trench coat doesn’t mean your outfit has to look gloomy. I tucked a striped turtleneck into a white A-line mini skirt and layered in a fitted denim jacket, creating an outfit that I’d wear on a date, out to brunch, and beyond. I accessorized with a pair of fishnet tights and Chelsea boots for a touch of edge.
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Would you test out any of these looks? How do you style your trench coat? I want to know! Leave your thoughts in the comments.