3 clever ways to style a trench coat

Somerset by Alice Temperley Trench Coat, Khaki
Olivia Lidbury,-Fashion Editor

Make the most of your outerwear hero with the simplest of touches and styling tricks

Never one to be left on the shelf (or hanging in the wardrobe) for long, that great British invention, the trench coat, is coming into its own once again. Perfect for those days when it’s blustery and showery but not cold enough to warrant an overcoat, a button-down trench is a magical piece that you can throw on and feel instantly pulled together, regardless of whatever else you’re wearing. Here are three simple ways to take this wardrobe classic from functional to directional.

How to style a trench coat: swap a belt for a bum bag

Swap your belt for a bag

If you’ve been admiring the belt-bag trend but have felt unsure as to how to wear one, here’s the perfect opportunity. Just remove your belt and cinch your waist with a mini style for the ultimate grown-up take on a bum bag, and enjoy hands-free freedom.

How to style a trench coat: wear it like a dress

Style it like a dress

Rather than your coat being the last part of your outfit, make it the star. A fluid trench can masquerade as a tailored dress with the addition of party-ready shoes, a ladylike handbag and the addition of an embellished belt. Of course, it’s best to ensure that you have something on underneath, but this is the look to go for if you like keeping your coat on at a party.

Trench coat styling inspiration: wear with a faux fur collar

Try a pop of faux fur

Faux-fur collars are big news this season – the bigger and bolder the better. Not only do they add a playful flourish to serious outerwear, they also offer a touch of cosiness and texture. Experiment with colourways that clash against your trench, whether that’s burgundy worn with camel or a fun animal print.

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