6 Simple Trench-Coat-and-Loafer Outfits That Make Spring Dressing So Easy

As the temperatures slowly begin to rise and the weather becomes marginally more favourable, a whole new set of seasonal heroes are making their way into the spotlight. Of all the new-season buys to get excited about—yes, there's a lot—two items, in particular, have been the talk of the Who What Wear team lately: trench coats and loafers. And they just so happen to look incredibly chic when styled together.

Their shared timelessness and versatility make them logical companions; both re-emerge as springtime wardrobe mainstays year after year, and both add instant polish to every outfit—precisely the trait we love most in clothing. In tandem, then, you can easily achieve double the polish. That's the kind of math I can get on board with.


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And we're not the only ones who feel so strongly about this classic combination. Already, a quick stroll through Instagram proves the popularity of trench coats and loafers for yet another British springtime. It's like all the fashion enthusiasts of the world have united in their love for these trend-defying staples, and we're inviting you to join in.

Below, you'll find six simple trench-coat-and-loafer outfits worth bookmarking for the season ahead, courtesy of some of our most-trusted influencers. Enjoy!

Trench Coat-and-Loafer Outfits to Try This Season

1. Khaki Trench Coat + Wide-Leg Jeans + Backless Loafers


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Style Notes: Not a fan of the classic camel trench coats? Try a khaki iteration, like Taffy—it'll be just as versatile and easy to style with your spring colour palette.

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2. Camel Trench Coat + Midi Skirt + Socks and Loafers


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Style Notes: Rachael's Fashion Week ensemble is everything a chic but easy outfit should be. I particularly appreciate how it shows a little leg, ideal if you're hoping to spin this as a going out outfit.

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3. A-Line Trench Coat + Slim Jeans + Snaffle Loafers


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Style Notes: If you're looking for an easy way to upgrade your jeans-and-a-t-shirt, look no further than these hero items. The result will be smart and polished, but no less comfortable.

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4. Cropped Trench Coat + White Jeans + Minimal Loafers


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Style Notes: Longline coats aren't your thing? The good news is there are plenty of cropped versions on the market, and they look great with denim.

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5. Black Trench Coat + Split-Hem Trousers + Square-Toe Loafers


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Style Notes: Personally, I tend to favour monochrome outfits, so naturally, I had to bookmark Aïda's sleek black-and-cream look. This trench option will work over evening outfits, too.

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6. Classic Trench Coat + Mini Skirt + Chunky Loafers


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Style Notes: Anyone who owns a trench coat will know how well they work with *everything*, including mini skirts. I love the juxtaposition between the short hemline and the chunky, almost masculine loafers. Just add tights!

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Bébhinn Campbell is an Edinburgh-based fashion and lifestyle writer and editor. She started her first blog at age 14 and went on to intern at print and digital publications in Berlin and London, including Dazed & Confused and Indie magazine.

A job at a fashion startup took Bébhinn from Ireland to Scotland in 2019, where she now works as a freelance journalist and copywriter covering everything from travel and interiors to styling advice. As a contributor to Who What Wear, Bébhinn always keeps her eyes peeled for emerging trends and looks worth writing about. She prides herself on her ability to cut through the noise and identify solid investment buys, exciting new brands and fresh takes on classic design.

In her spare time, Bébhinn enjoys perusing Edinburgh’s best vintage shops, working through her out-of-control book collection and watching dog reels on Instagram.