Easy Ways to Style a Trench Coat

A hardworking trans-seasonal piece, here are some simple ways to style a trench coat for work, weekend and beyond


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THE BUSTIER: Counteract the volume of a trench with a form-fitting bodice, a look for those who like to experiment with layering. Zambesi trench coat $880. Kate Sylvester bodice $299. Helen Cherry pants $498. Pandora earrings $139.

THE BIG BLUE: The best way to pull off electric blue? Pair it with tonal denim and subtle cotton stripes. Jane Daniels trench coat $979. Holly Marbeck dress $569. Levi’s jeans $150. Kate Sylvester bag $479.

THE DRESS: Channel Kate Moss in her iconic Burberry campaigns and take a trench for a spin solo – just layer a slip underneath in case of unexpected wind gusts. Tibi trench coat, $1375, from Muse.

THE HOODIE: This unexpected partnership is the perfect comfy weekend combo. Helen Cherry trench coat $998. Workshop hoodie $189. Shjark jeans $349.

THE STAPLES: Some things are forever, like the classic combination of a white T-shirt, blue jeans and trusty trench. Update the look with slick shades and heavy-metal hardware. Vintage Burberry trench coat, $450, and vintage Versus Versace sunglasses, $250, from Tango. Shjark T-shirt $139. Rollas jeans $160. Alexander Wang bag, $1449, from Workshop. Mi Piaci loafers $230.

THE ALL BLACK: If you’re bored of head-to-toe black, high-shine vinyl may be just the oomph you need – pair with buttery leather and slinky satin. Cherry Kim trench coat $1289. Dior bag $3300. Mahsa skirt $435. Mi Piaci boots $350.

THE SUIT: If you’re not afraid of slouch, pair fabric of the moment plaid with business wear and brogues. Kate Sylvester trench coat $749. Karen Walker jacket, $750, pants, $435, and shoes $395. Zambesi shirt $425.

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