Perhaps it’s the classic shape or timeless appeal, but there’s something so effortlessly chic about a trench coat. Not only is it a stylish outerwear piece for transitioning from summer to fall, it also goes with just about every darn thing in your closet. Need proof? Scroll down for 12 unexpectedly cool ways to wear a trench coat, and if you don’t have one yet, shop your favorite!
Take a page from It-model Larissa Hofmann’s playbook, and roll up your sleeves for an unstudied vibe.
For an easy off-duty model look, cinch your trench coat around your waist, and pair it with slouchy jeans and sneakers.
Temper the sex appeal of a lace top by teaming it with your classic trench and trousers.
Leave a gap when tying your trench coat to show off a stylish staple layered underneath, like a striped button-down shirt.
Pair a black trench coat with skinny jeans and bright red pumps for a subtly sexy ensemble that’s Emmanuelle Alt-approved.
Need a fresh way to wear your trench to the office? Try this: Layer a button-down shirt underneath a printed cardigan and complete the look with sophisticated separates, like tailored trousers, a tan trench coat, and pointy-toed pumps.
Experiment with a French-girl look, and match your trench coat with a Breton-stripe tee, cigarette jeans, and black pumps.
Freshen up your ensemble with a white trench coat worn over plaid pants.
Balance an alluring slit skirt with a tissue-thin turtleneck, silky trench coat, and platform loafers.
Elongate your legs by wearing your trench with a denim shirt and cutoffs.
Contrast a bright ensemble with a neutral trench coat.
Achieve a prep school-inspired look by accessorizing your trench coat with a leather backpack and ankle socks.
Keep scrolling to shop our favorite trench coats!
French Connection Desert Drape Belted Coat ($298)
Team this silky trench coat with a shirtdress and ankle boots.
Burberry Brit Mid-Length Technical Taffeta Hooded Trench Coat ($750)
You can’t have a trench coat roundup without mentioning Burberry, right?
Are you inspired to start wearing your trench? Share your favorite looks in the comments!