The classic trench coat – is there anything more timelessly chic?
Not only does this stylish piece of clothing transition effortlessly from winter to summer, but it also goes with almost every other item of clothing in your wardrobe.
Then keep reading to find out just how many different ways you can wear your trench coat:
For the Casual Types
If you want to dress down your trench coat a little bit, try teaming it with a pair of baggy jeans and your favourite pair of trainers, rolling up the sleeves for an even more laidback look.
The beauty of a trench coat is that it won’t detract too much attention from the other items you’re wearing, so you’ve got a blank canvas that you can build upon.
For the Bold Boys and Gals
Of course, classic trench coats are found in blacks, beiges and tans, but if you want to stand out from the crowd, it’s time to pick something a little different. From red to green and orange to blue, there is a whole host of standout designs available that will match your usual get-up and style.
For the Smarties
When your trench coat’s got to live up to a smart reputation, it will do this with ease. And what’s more, unlike other types of coats (e.g. the duffel or pea coat), it’s ideal for formal and casual wear.
Team it with your usual smart attire, whether it’s for work or a special occasion and watch as your outfit is taken to the next level.
Finding the Right Trench Coat
Now that we’ve convinced you trench coats are a wonderfully versatile item of clothing, how do you find the right one and one that will fit well?
Firstly, you need to make sure the sleeves aren’t too long (unless you’re always going to roll them up – which wouldn’t be practical in winter) and the shoulders aren’t too wide. And pick lapels that suit your body shape. For example, if you’re petite, over-sized lapels will kill the look.
Furthermore, if you are pint-sized and struggle to find coats that fit, try to make sure your trench coat finishes just above the knee – any longer than that and it’ll look like it’s drowning you.
Ultimately, you can’t go too far wrong with this classic piece, just be bold, team it with your usual style and keep adding different colours to your collection so you can change things up every now and again.