The trench coat – A wardrobe staple. A coat to take you through all seasons. A must for any Parisian or wannabe. A versatile coat with many styling options for even the cosy and comfy. – And yet a coat that is sadly absent from my wardrobe. For too long.
Along with a camel coat, which I finally added to my wardrobe last year and haven’t looked back – the beige trench coat is a coat that has easily been on my wish list for some time now. The main reason for this being that I’m trying to steer away from fast fashion. Opting for more versatile, long lasting pieces.
With that in mind, I thought I’d look at how I’d style a trench coat, putting together two boards for casual and smart using two different styles of the classic beige trench coat – you know, to just see the versatility and give me that extra push to commit.
You all know me by now. I’m all about the casual and comfy. And a how I’d style a trench coat mood board wouldn’t be complete without it containing jeans. These New Look (3)frayed hem jeans and (4)ripped knee jeans are right up my current style street. The (1)day off jumper has been in my online basket for some time now. I love it and think it brings some colour into my spring wardrobe, however, it definitely brings the sunshine and it’s quite ‘out there’ for me. So, I’ll maybe leave it there a little longer, until a discount code floats my way! You may recognise the (2)popper side jumper from my Summer Wish List post. Yup. I’ve done well, it’s still in my online basket.As for footwear. Again. I’m pretty basic. Trainers and flats all the way. Now, I’m not
Footwear wise, it’s flats all the way. You know me. Now, these (5)embroidered flatforms wouldn’t normally be something I’d go for. Mostly because there’s flowers, but also I’ve not really jumped on the embroidered fashion train. But there’s something about this Topshop pair that just gets me. Lastly, we have these gorgeous Zara (6)pointed espadrilles all my monochrome and comfy dreams in one.
Now onto a more smart/smart casual. My love of monochrome is still rife. Especially with these on-trend (4)mono gingham taper trouser from Next, or these more simple (3) split hem trousers from New Look. I think I prefer the latter. Frilled sleeves haven’t been my thing, however from a smart more work wear perspective, this Next (2)ruffle sleeve shirt would look amazing with the trench coat sleevespulled up, with the ruffles on show. The same with this (1) blue stripe bardot top by Warehouse. The bardot style adds some Spring/Summer feels, with the blue being a break from my monochrome love.
Lastly, these Zara (5)slingback shoes which again, feature don my Summer wish list are just all kinds of work wear/smart perfect. Though I am a stiletto wearer for smart occasions, I love the look of these chuky heeled Next (6)pointed court shoes. That deep front V is a style I could work with.
What do you think about how I’d style a trench coat? – How would you or do you style yours?