Unexpectedly Cool Ways to Wear a Trench Coat

Perhaps it’s the classic shape or timeless appeal, but there’s something so effortlessly chic about a trench coat. Not only is it a stylish outerwear piece for transitioning from summer to fall, it also goes with just about every darn thing in your closet. Need proof? Scroll down for 12 unexpectedly cool ways to wear a trench coat, and if you don’t have one yet, shop your favorite!



Athens Street Style

Take a page from It-model Larissa Hofmann’s playbook, and roll up your sleeves for an unstudied vibe. 



Stockholm Street Style

For an easy off-duty model look, cinch your trench coat around your waist, and pair it with slouchy jeans and sneakers.



Stockholm Street Style

Temper the sex appeal of a lace top by teaming it with your classic trench and trousers.




Leave a gap when tying your trench coat to show off a stylish staple layered underneath, like a striped button-down shirt.



BFA/Billy Farrell Agency

Pair a black trench coat with skinny jeans and bright red pumps for a subtly sexy ensemble that’s Emmanuelle Alt-approved.



Collage Vintage

Need a fresh way to wear your trench to the office? Try this: Layer a button-down shirt underneath a printed cardigan and complete the look with sophisticated separates, like tailored trousers, a tan trench coat, and pointy-toed pumps.

Experiment with a French-girl look, and match your trench coat with a Breton-stripe tee, cigarette jeans, and black pumps.



Lee Oliveira

Freshen up your ensemble with a white trench coat worn over plaid pants.



The Urban Spotter

Balance an alluring slit skirt with a tissue-thin turtleneck, silky trench coat, and platform loafers.



The Urban Spotter

Elongate your legs by wearing your trench with a denim shirt and cutoffs. 



Street Style Seconds

Contrast a bright ensemble with a neutral trench coat.



Vanessa Jackman

Achieve a prep school-inspired look by accessorizing your trench coat with a leather backpack and ankle socks.

Keep scrolling to shop our favorite trench coats!

French Connection Desert Drape Belted Coat ($298)
Team this silky trench coat with a shirtdress and ankle boots.

Mango Classic Cotton Trench Coat ($100)
Check out this lightweight alternative to the camel coat.

Silence + Noise Drapey Trench Coat ($149)
For a military-inspired look, wear this trench with a brimmed hat and lace-up boots.

Topshop Soft Bonded Trench Coat ($170)
Try this unique trench coat with a white t-shirt, mom jeans, and penny loafers.

UNIF Flasher Drapey Trench Jacket ($90)
Layer this over a minidress for an irresistible date night outfit.

Zara Flowy Trench Coat ($100)
We appreciate the simple detailing on this version.

H&M Trench Coat ($70)
Simple and timeless—just the way we like it.

Burberry Brit Mid-Length Technical Taffeta Hooded Trench Coat ($750)
You can’t have a trench coat roundup without mentioning Burberry, right?

Are you inspired to start wearing your trench? Share your favorite looks in the comments!