As Heidi Klum says, “In fashion, one day you’re in, the next day you’re out.” And she’s so right. When it comes to trends, only a select few have stood the test of time—a trench coat is one of them. Uber chic on everyone from ’60s icons like Brigitte Bardot to current stars like Alexa Chung, the tried-and-true topper never goes out of style. Get inspired with ways we’re wearing the timeless trench coat this fall.
1. Yes to the Dress
From office hours to happy hour(s), a cropped trench is the ideal silhouette for your little black dress. Or in this case, little navy dress.
2. Check It Out
We’re going gaga for plaid this season. If you have yet to jump on the bandwagon, start with a checked-out trench. It’s still a neutral, but you’ll definitely stand out from the crowd.
3. Rock the Trench
Give the preppy standard a cool-girl twist with an edgy khaki hue and rocker-inspired basics.
4. Seasonal Shade
For a wear-now spin, try sporting it in a rich fall color, like burgundy. Pair with your fave set of booties.
5. For the Love of Color
Calling all color enthusiasts! You can also take your trench to bold new levels with a bright hue. Colorblock accessories tie the look together.
6. Color Pop
We also love an eye-catching Kenzo trench to incorporate more punch in your wardrobe.
7. Classic Khaki
More traditional? You’ll be wearing khaki for years to come. Make the silhouette more modern with a fun sweater and midi skirt.
8. Transparent Trench
Contrary to popular belief, a coat doesn’t have to cover your outfit. Show off a charming, don’t-hide-me dress with a clear top layer.
9. Length Play
One of the hottest trends for fall is pairing a long trench with denim cut-offs. We know it’s unexpected, but this look is flattering on everyone.
10. Back to Black
All-black is evergreen. Style with adidas and ripped jeans for a cool-casual look.
11. Dress It Up
The trench is a chic topper for a night out. Tie over a slip dress and killer heels for a neutrally amazing outfit.
12. Printed Matter
A printed Burberry coat is the perfect way to accessorize wide-leg jeans and a classic French-style striped tee.
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