I’m a big believer that a jacket has the potential to make or break an outfit – some days your outfit looks so amazing but you have to put a jacket on which ruins it, other days your jacket is the outfit. Trench coats are definitely the focal piece of any outfit they’re worn with, they have the potential to be so glamorous yet so casual, depending on how you style it. My trench coat is from New Look – it’s simple and black and I love to dress it up.
I’m the kind of person that dresses an outfit up or down with shoes and accessories – the main outfit pieces stay the same. I think jeans look best with trench coats, you can’t really see dresses or skirts due to the slightly longer style and you may look like you’re about to flash someone.
These jeans are from Missguided, and I love them, but the rips make me look like a cut of gammon if I sit down. I usually opt for a very casual tshirt, my Feminist tshirt which is also from Missguided works perfectly. I style this with my low-top Converse and then I’m pretty much good to go! I love how effortless but stylish it looks, all thanks to the jacket.
You can also check out another guide on how to style a trench coat by Jack Wills, featuring some beautiful images and possibly some better ideas than I have. The Jack Wills’ trench coat range is gorgeous, and I find myself dreaming of them since discovering them. But for now, I’ll have to stick to my low-budget buy.
How do you style trench coats?