Trenches are one of our fall basics since they pretty much go with every outfit. Whether we're taking a minimalist approach with our clothing or we're practicing the wonderful art of power clashing, the long silhouette and sharp cut of a trench coat can take your wardrobe a long way.
And if that isn't enough to convince you, New York Fashion Week transformed the trench for this upcoming spring, from shows like Tracy Reese and Thakoon. So, you can rock this coat from now 'til next year.
Left: Thakoon; Right: Tracy Reese
Look below and take a note or two on how to wear a trench coat this season... without looking like Inspector Gadget.
Make it sleek with a monochromatic touch.
Coach Mid-Length Trench, Noisy May Trisha Dress, Chanel Vintage Classic Shoulder Bag (similar here), Jeffrey Campbell Everly Buckle Leather Ankle Boots (similar here); Photo courtesy: Lookbook.nu/alicianich
Complement your fall sweaters.
Convert a spring/summer frock into an autumn dress with the coat's long silhouette and a pair of tights.
Spruce up a classic Canadian tuxedo.
Go down the retro route and pair it with vintage scarves and jewelry.
Apricot Trench Coat, UNIQLO Women Oxford Long Sleeve Shirt, Chloe Light Cady Trousers (similar here), ModCloth Steampunk Roman Around Ring, Animal Print Tie Up Scarf, Carvela Albert High Heel Stiletto Court Shoes; Photo courtesy: Lookbook.nu/prisciladiniz
Run into a sporty look with a trench and sneakers.
A.L.C. Wayne Trench Coat, By Malene Birger Liggaso Jumpsuit, NARS Gerladine Audacious Lipstick, Nike Roshe Run Sneakers, Nixon Time Teller P Watch (similar here); Photo courtesy: Lookbook.nu/mingisssiyeva
Ditch the classic tan color and instead go for a bright, colorful gem.
Light Purple Lapel Waisted Double Breasted Trench Coat (similar here), Fashion Union Monochrome Grid Print Pencil Skirt (similar here), Pieces Cropped T-Shirt (similar here), H&M Boots, Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color In Vanilla Suede; Photo courtesy: Lookbook.nu/dianibarrake
Try an interesting cut or a new silhouette for a night on the town.
Burberry Porsum Cotton-Gabardine Trench Cape, Wood Wood Rosa Wool Knit Dress, Jimmy Choo Turner Thigh High Boots, Deborah Lippmann Nail Color In Laughin' To The Bank; Photo courtesy: Lookbook.nu/ellemay
Keep cool with a flowing jacket and a snapback cap.
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