Not many items in the fashion world remain popular over the span of more than a hundred years. However, the trench coat is definitely an exception – and with so many different ways to style it, now is the perfect time to invest in one of your own.
This timeless and iconic women’s trench coat, with its wide lapels, belted waist and double breasted button fastening first made an appearance in the 1850s. Since then, the trench coat has been seen on icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, and more recently on people such as Cara Delevigne, Alexa Chung and Kate Middleton. The fact that it is so versatile, flattering and effortlessly stylish makes it easy to see why the trench coat has remained so popular.
In my opinion, Jack Wills do some of the best trench coats out there. They are definitely worth the price as the quality is absolutely fantastic! Below are 3 easy ways to style your trench coat this spring.
1. The Classic Way
A classic trench coat in either navy or beige is an absolute must-have. What makes this even better is just how many different ways you can style it. Wear it over a smart suit on the way to work or go for a more casual vibe with a striped tee and your favourite pair of blue denim jeans underneath. Whichever style you decide to go for, the trench coat is guaranteed to flatter your shape and gives off an effortlessly cool vibe.
2. The Cropped Trench
A more modern twist on the classic trench coat is this slightly cropped version which comes to about the hips. This still looks classic with its double breasted front and the classic beige colour, but it’s also got a bit of a cool 1950s swing coat vibe. This looks great on days out, worn over a casual tee or a crisp white shirt and a pair of jeans or smart trousers.
3. Add a Splash of Colour
If you’re after a trench coat with even more of a modern twist, going for one in this season’s most popular pink shade is a great option. Pastel pink is literally everywhere right now – on shoes, dresses, sunglasses – so why not complete the look with a cute trench coat to match? Just like the other two styles, this would look great worn casually and it’s also great if you want to add a touch of ‘spring’ to a smart outfit.
Are you loving trench coats as much as I am this spring?