11 Fresh Ways To Wear Your Favourite Trench Coat Now

But even the most classic staple can use a seasonal refresh, which is why we’ve culled an inspiring selection of tastemakers showing off updated ways to wear the jacket. And if you don’t own a trench yet, don’t fret! Click through to find a thorough shopping section that runs the gamut from basic khaki to a wild printed number, so you can find your own “Most Dependable” to add to your closet.


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Harley Viera Newton

Want to show off your dress while still highlighting your figure? Take note from the model/DJ who belted her Burberry Prorsum trench (similar style here) to emphasise her waist, but left it unbuttoned so her feminine silk frock wasn’t hidden.


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Poppy Delevingne

Think a tan hue is your only choice? Think again. Delevingne stepped out of the beige box with a claret red patent Burberry Prorsum Laminated Leather Trench Coat ($3595) at the label’s  S/S 14 show. 


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Shala Monroque

The deep green hue of Monroque’s Isa Arfen coat is almost as versatile as the classic beige, but feels a step dressier for an evening event like the launch of Estee Lauder’s perfume, Modern Muse, in New York last month.


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Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad

The beauty of a standout trench like Ferragni’s contrast-sleeve Burberry Prorsum Vinyl And Gabardine Trench Coat ($2795)? It makes your entire outfit for you. Just put on coordinating shoes and go!


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Gabriella Wilde

Wilde’s slightly cropped Burberry Prorsum Short Cotton Sateen Trench Coat ($1995) trench she wore to the brand’s S/S 14 show creates an ideal proportion for petite women.  


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Elena Perminova

Take advantage of the look’s classic vibe to balance more daring elements in your outfit. At the Carven S/S 14 show in Paris, for example, Perminova wore a Celine trench to ground her extreme gladiator heels.


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Blair Eadie Bee of Atlantic Pacific

The sheer number of outfits the New York-based blogger has worked her trusty Gap Classic Trench ($128) into is a testament to the coat’s ultimate versatility. 



Mija of Mija

While not the most weather resistant, the sweatshirt sleeves on the German blogger’s sold-out Alexander Wang trench makes it feel thoroughly modern. 


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Alexa Chung

Trench coats don’t have to skew casual. At a cocktail party in London, the Brit “It” girl wore her trusty Burberry Prorsum trench (similar style here) over a dressy lace ensemble for a sophisticated evening look.


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Jessica Hart

If you consider yourself a feminine girl at heart, refer to the Australian model’s Upper East Side look for inspiration. Her Burberry Prorsum Mid-Length Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat ($2,195) was the perfect complement to preppy staples, like Ferragamo bow flats and a ladylike Louis Vuitton bag. 


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Street Style

A trench makes the perfect topper for a minimalist outfit, like this stylish civilian’s monochrome ensemble.

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