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A trench coat is one of those items that every woman NEEDS to have in her wardrobe!

Here are some of the reasons a trench is ssssooooooo awesome:

  • It’s a classic but it also has a military style (the first trench coat was created for the British Army in 1879, by Thomas Burberry. It kept it’s original form through the years). Isn’t that cool?
  • It makes any outfit look more sophisticated and pulled together
  • It’s easy to wear because it goes well with everything
  • It’s ideal for Spring and Autumn and the rain (but you can also wear it on a sunny day)
  • It’s pretty comfortable
  • This Spring it’s one of the must-have pieces
  • And I am only getting started ;)

3 Tips for a Trench Coat

  1. If you don’t have a trench yet, start with a classic style in beige or black (you can see the classic style on the photo on top). If you already have the basic trench, you can invest in a trendy style like a trench with black leather sleeves, a bright color or different fabric/details or even a sleeveless trench.
  2. Use a trench to add polish to your outfit but don’t wear it only with other classic pieces – you will look too conservative!
  3. If you want to call attention to your curves, wear your trench closed or open with the belt tied around your waist. For a relaxed vibe wear the trench open (you can tie the belt at the back to give it more shape)

Who Can Wear a Trench?

It looks great on everyone. When you’re buying a trench coat choose the right style for you. It should end above the knee especially if you’re not tall, and it should fit properly. Button it up fully and look at the shoulder seam (it should end where your shoulder ends) and the sleeve length. If you have a belly don’t tie your belt too tight, or wear your trench open.

Where to Wear a Trench Coat?

You can wear it everywhere! It’s great for the office because it’s a classic piece but you can wear it in any occasion. If you’re going to an event, combine it with more trendy pieces or original accessories so you don’t look too conservative or boring.

Where to Buy a Trench?

You can buy them at Zara, Mango, H&M, Top Shop, Net-a-Porter, …

Get This Loook

Mid-length gabardine trench coat: Burberry London

Grey Sweatshirt: Modekungen

Slim Signature crinkled silk-chiffon shirt: Equipment

Leather-paneled stretch-jersey leggings: DKNY

Zara Black Ankle Boots: Zara

More Trench Looks

CLASSIC TRENCH
With Skinny Pants

Balance the volume and length of your trench with the volume of the pants. You don’t want to look too boxy ;)
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With Jeans

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Leggings

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Shorts

The trench looks great with short shorts. Wear it unzipped.
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Dresses (or Skirts)

Trench coats look great with dresses and skirts, especially if they’re short or knee-length. A dress + rain boots + trench coat is a great option for facing the rain in style.

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TRENDY TRENCH
Sleeveless

This style looks very stylish and is great for layering.
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Different Colors

A pop of color makes your outfit more fun and eye catching.
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Different Sleeves

The leather or embellished sleeves make this trench more sophisticated.
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Different Style or Fabric

There are many different styles and fabrics to choose from, so pic your favorite!
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CLASSIC PIECE

The trench coat is an iconic piece and both celebrities and stylists love it! Through out the years, it was worn by the biggest movie stars, in some of the best films. The trench coat became a must have for every stylish woman.

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Brigitte Bardot

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Audrey Hepburn

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Take it One Step Further

In the comments below answer the following two questions and learn about Your personal style:

1. Which of the looks above is your favorite?
2. What do you like about it?

Don’t forget to take action, it’s the only way you’ll start changing your personal style!

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Lena*

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16 Comments

  1. I love the Audrey Hepburn look, but if you are talking about the modern trench coats my favourite is the yellow one. It’s stylish and it’s bright, which is what you want on a dreary rainy day.

  2. Wow – lots of great pix. I do not own a trench coat but I’m inspired now!

  3. Denys Kelley Reply

    Love my black trench coat- it’s classic!
    In regards to your questions above- #1. colors and why- I love colors!
    Pinned this for all your great information- thanks.

    • Lena Reply

      Thank you Denys :), so now you can go for a trench in a color you love!

  4. I need a trench coat for spring! My daughter so wants those boots!

  5. Donovan Dreyer Reply

    Very chic! Thanks for the birthday present idea for my wife!

  6. Kristina @CorporateFashionista Reply

    I am really loving the florals + trench coat combo this season. Thanks for the inspirational ideas!

  7. I lived in England nearly all my life and I had no idea the trench coat was “invented” by Burberry! The only one I could wear now is the sleeveless version (it’s far too hot here for any kind of coat for 10 months of the year), but I do love the way Audrey Hepburn wears hers :)

    • Lena Reply

      That’s great, I love hot weather :), but I guess you don’t need a trench coat then :D

  8. Biswa Mohanty Reply

    Perfect snaps for trench coats

    Hope to see more post of these in near future

    I was little bit worried about summer trench coats ,if at all there is anything like that

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