The trench coat trend has never really gone away, has it? The practical coat has its roots from World War II, when British soldiers were hindered by thick and cumbersome wool coats, they found relief in the trench. Today, the trench is a building block in anyone’s wardrobe, and for those of us living in Chicago, the trench is a must-have come Spring.
But how do you wear the classic trench coat in an updated, modernized way? Thanks to the Spring 2017 runways, the trend has been updated this season. From packing a punch in PVC to the new trench silhouette in gabardine, read on to find five ways to wear the trench coat trend that will elevate your fashion and street style game.
The PVC Trench Coat Trend
We saw PVC silhouettes across the board this season, but a PVC trench packs up a punch like no other. You really don’t need to show anything else, the look is that memorable and cool. So basically use it as a dress, throw on a good shoe and you are good to go. A few shopping suggestions for you are below.
The Athleisure-Inspired Trench Coat Trend
Contrary to popular belief, athleisure is not going anywhere. The most comfortable of trends is perfectly topped with a trench coat. Your best bet to pull off this look? Pair your trench with an oversized hoodie, track pants and a heel. You can also opt to avoid the head-to-toe sport look and pair your dress pants with a hoodie. The options are endless.
The Classic Trench Coat Trend With a Twist
You can put a twist on a class trench coat look several ways: Chose a good color for your trench and keep all else at a minimum; let fun denim peek under you coat like Taylor Tomasi Hill (above left); pair your trench with the It shoe of the season, a white pump/boot.
The Menswear-Inspired Trench Coat Trend
If you are a frequent visitor of our pages, you know that we are big fans of menswear-inspired anything. Trench coats are the perfect topper for this trend-within-a-trend situation, and we took inspiration from some the Fall 2017 street style stars. All you need is an oversized trench in a neutral color, a good men’s shirt and oxfords.
The 80s Shoulder Trench Coat Trend
You already know how big the 80s trend is, and of course, there’s a trench coat for that. Balenciaga in particular made it and it is everything you’d want to sport the XL shoulder trend. Pair the coat with the brand’s thigh-high skinny boots and your outfit is set. Or you can go the runway way, monochromatic and ready to concur the world one shoulder pad at a time.