16 Ways to Style a Trench Coat, According to Who What Wear Readers

The trench coat is currently trending. We know—it seems strange to consider such a classic style staple part of the trend cycle, but hear us out. Belted, colored, and styled in fresh new ways, the lightweight jacket is proving to be worth more than just a raincoat of late.

In fact, as evidenced by you, our stylish readers, there's plenty of fresh trench coat outfit inspiration to be gleaned for spring. Here, you'll find the outfits that our community shared on Instagram using #WhoWhatWearing. Want to be featured on our site next time? Use the hashtag on any of your style-related posts so we can see them.

Forget what you think you know about trench coats being limited to those with "classic" style. In a playful shade of pink, the outerwear is fun and fresh.

Shop her coat: NSF Clothing Dorian Trench Coat ($495).

Elevate your look—literally. Balance out the coat's longline silhouette with some contrasting height via platform shoes.

Graphic prints like bold polka dots make the neutral jacket feel especially current.

Keep the look clean and simple with a white base.

Wear menswear staples to play up the trench coat's subtle Sherlock Holmes vibe.

Over a streamlined black outfit, the coat takes center stage.

If there's one thing we've learned about making our outerwear feel fresh this year, it's that belting any and all jackets will instantly do the trick.

White ankle boots had a major moment late last year. We're still not over wearing them this way.

Over a patterned suit, the look is tailored, powerful, and so 2018.

We're especially excited about the rise of the patterned trench coat, as exhibited in our Who What Wear spring collection.

You can't go wrong with the following combination: white T-shirt, black jeans, and flat sneakers.

Add in statement shoes to make the coat feel particularly modern.

We love the look of a graphic tee and striped jeans that resemble pinstripes.

Just add in a baker boy hat and you're practically French.

Another strong case for statement boots.

NYC girls will wear their trenches just like this.