Trench coats are terribly underrated. It’s easy to associate trench coats solely with Spring style, but what about the rest of the year? Speaking as an official trench coat ambassador (LOL), I propose that we all give this classic a little more attention.
For me, trench coats are way more than just Spring. I like to think of them as year-round, day to night, style staples. I find myself styling the silhouette in a variety of ways, whether layered over jeans and a tee, or on top of a hoodie for more “put together” look. Tan or printed, sleek or statement, there’s no wrong way to trench.
One of my favorite trench coats is this one from Aritzia. It’s dressy but not fussy, it honestly feels like I’m almost wearing a robe which I love. The print can go from dressy to casual and can easily transition from season to season. When Girls’ Day Out turns into Girls’ Night Out, I can throw this over a tee, add a clutch like this one by Senreve, and I’m ready to roll. I completed the look with a pair of boyfriend jeans by Frame, classic tennis shoes by Kenneth Cole, and sunnies by Elizabeth and James.
If you guys are looking to add a trench or two to your wardrobe — which I highly suggest— I have tons of suggestions. Shop my favorite trench coats below with options that range from minimal to bright and bold. I narrowed it down to my top ten — five affordable options, and five splurge-worthy picks. Drop a comment with your favorite from my top ten or with a brand you think I should check out.
P.S. Do you think we can make National Trench Coat Awareness Day a “thing?”