Quick Ways to Style the Trench Coat

Since New York is in full spring mode, this is an excuse to turn in the trench coat before storing it for the summer. One of my favorite things about living in the city is that we really have seasons. More seasons means more diversity. Personally, this variety comes in the form of outerwear.

However, are you careful with the trench coat? It’s me. I don’t want to look like I borrowed it from a retired detective. For me it’s the light and lightweight material, the oversize look for men and the details that read vintage. Trenches are so great because they can be easily integrated into any wardrobe and there is really no mistake of style when it comes to the trench. They really take any look and polish it (in addition to protecting from rain, of course).

It is constantly being reworked and reinvented by designers such as Martin Margiela, Rei Kawakubo and Jean Paul Gaultier, and it is still a permanent signature of its creator Burberry. Available in different styles, color and material combinations, lengths, with or without its original details, the jacket may have lost its military connotation, but still remains a classic that everyone likes. Fashion trends come and go, but the trench is eternal. Cliche I know, but that’s the truth.

A lot has already been written about the incredible versatility and practice of the trench coat. But I’m giving another boost with fresh looks so you can get inspired to save yours this spring or maybe invest in a new one.


Every wardrobe should have a classic trench coat, but should it be beige? The revised trench is here and I encourage exploration. Take a look at the ones I found in the most wonderful brick orange color. A version of my bright orange leather trench coat (or not leather) is a way to boost the mood to introduce color to your outfit.


Well, this look is really just a wake-up formula. Turtleneck sweater (or muy trendy mesh top), jeans, sneakers, a nice bag and the star of the show – the trench coat as a crowning glory. You can opt for a classic version, as I did on the left, or take the leap to a different color, like this big taupe – which always goes with everything you own.


It is not necessary to update the style or color of your trench coat if you prefer the classic, but I advise you to go oversized. A traditional beige belt trench coat has a timeless elegance and remains an excellent investment.


Remember that navy trench I found on the vintage train (629 grand street)? I’m passion. The perfect slouch, lapels and sleeve length. I like its structure and the way it spreads below the waist when girdled. And it was only scary dollars! Can you believe that? Such a good find. I found a similar version for you here and here.

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