Charleston Style

3 Ways to Rock a Trench Coat

October 9, 2017

I have been on the hunt for a great trench coat for the past few seasons.   To me the trench is as versatile as a jean jacket; it goes with pretty much anything and is a great shoulder season piece.  It’s also something that is worth investing in as it lasts for years to come and won’t go out of style.  I am trying to make more intentional purchases by selecting classic, ageless pieces that I know that I will treasure for a while.  I also love that because the trench is so neutral, it makes getting dressed even easier.  I don’t have time to think about what I am wearing for too long in the morning and this goes with pretty much anything.   I am going to walk you through just three of the ways to rock a trench coat.  This first look is a fall classic; I paired it with a sweet, feminine dress, cashmere scarf and neutral flats, perfect for weekend exploring.

(I love this scarf too by the way, the color is my favorite and it is so soft!)

I love how the coat can go from day to night.  I have dressed it up a bit with a pair of velvet pink heels, a neutral white dress and a flirty silk scarf.  This could be great for cocktails, dinner out or even a ladies lunch — and the look would work well in spring too!  A trench also looks great with a little black dress, black heels and a red lip.  I am sure that I will be wearing that exact combination quite a bit this fall.

A trench is a perfect coat for work.  It is formal enough to dress up jeans and a tee but also goes well over a simple white button down shirt and black skirt.  It would work well over a shift dress with similar heels (these are black velvet), black trousers and a button down or even a jump suit.  I have linked to a few which I think would pair well below!  xx

3 Comments

  • Reply Taylor October 9, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    That is such a beautiful trench coat! I have been searching for great classic tan one for such a long time.

    Taylor | http://www.livingtaylored.com

  • Reply Julia October 11, 2017 at 4:54 am

    What are the brands of the scarves you are wearing in the last two looks?

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo October 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Hermes and Gucci, I was given them by my Aunt…. definitely worth collecting!!!!

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