This post is the second in a series on Wardrobe Essentials (for the first post on the Classic Black Dress, click here).
The beauty of a trench coat is that you can wear it with pretty much anything, so for this post I decided to create three looks going from casual, to professional, to out on the town.
For running errands, or really any other casual weekend activity, a serious trench coat will counter act any silly elements in your outfit (like a bag that looks like a dog, for instance) and keep you from looking juvenile. In my opinion, it’s all about yin and yang when it comes to curating a good outfit. I paired the Burberry trench shown with a cashmere sweater from Uniqlo, J Crew jeans, a dog bag by Romwe and a bright pair of flats by Shoetopia.
I kept things very simple and classic for the office, a style that the trench coat embodies. I added a color blocking element to the outfit with the shoes and bag just to make sure it wasn’t too boring. The blouse is by Uniqlo, pants by French Connection, shoes by Valentino Garavani and bag by Fendi.
Again with the yin and yang, the more structured, and even boxy at times, trench can easily contrast a sexy or flirty ensemble. Here I paired an Herve Leger bandage dress with sheer panels around the shoulders with Sergio Rossi sandals and a Bao Bao Issey Miyake mirrored bag.
What do you guys think? How would you style a trench coat? You can click the image above to be taken to all of the shopping info!
Have a great day!