Monday, December 9, 2013

Ways to Wear a Trench Coat: Winter Staples

(photo: Chictopia user - STYLEINLIMA)

The trenchcoat. Perhaps one of the most versatile, functional, and fashion forward staples for your winter wardrobe this season. It is a timeless peace that transcends most other trends year after year, and also works as a wonderful transition piece, blending the gap between fall and winter, and winter to spring.

So what are some of the ways that you can wear such a transitional piece?  The classic look, as seen above, simply captures the coat by a double-breasted detail and tying a high waisted belt around the waist to cinch in and keep your figure.  I'm quite certain this look will never go out of style.

(photo: Chictopia user - LENAMAGDASPOT)

Let's look at a couple other ways that you can wear the trenchcoat.  How about trying an over the shoulder style?  This style is more so for weather seasons that aren't completely frozen over, but allow you to drape more heavy items underneath like a chunk knit sweater, a sweatshirt, or a variety of layers, that will provide the most warm, and allow you to drape a loose fit trench over your shoulders.

It pairs well with the loose fit denim, or even your best pair of skinny jeans, or leather leggings, one of my favorite trends for the season.

How about a splash of color?

(photo: Chictopia user - PRETTYDISTURBIA)

While most trenchcoats typically come in colors spanning from Gray's two blocks to Hunter greens, I'm quite enthralled with the idea of incorporating a solid bright colored trenchcoat into your winter wardrobe, to add a nice splash of cheerfulness throughout the gray season.

Look for a solid colored coat, or something with the uniform pattern such as plaid, that have larger hemlines and excess cerise like buttons, and double-breasted fits, to accentuate the playfulness of such a vibrant coat. Pair it with solid accessories, splash in a fun handbag, and you have a complete look just with the coat itself, or when coupled with a pair of skinny fit jeans.

So what do you think of the trenchcoat? Will you be working this into your winter wardrobe?

Posted by: SV

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