Outfitting || 4 Ways to Style a Trench

I love wearing a trench coat. For years, I had a red Michael Kors one, which Sam always identified as my “signature” Amanda look. You can spot it in several posts. When it got a bit old and worn, I upgraded to a classic khaki trench that you’ve seen in this post. Owning a trench is the ultimate “it will never go out of fashion” piece, and you can wear it with just about anything. And even though many people (myself included) have pinned many a picture of the class Burberry look, you can get a great trench without breaking the bank. Jack Wills has some great women’s trench coat options in at the moment, for one. 

My favourite thing about my trench coat is that you can literally wear it with anything. So you don’t even really need to worry about how to style a trench coat in the “correct” way. So to prove just how versatile and chic it can be, today I wanted to show you 4 ways to style a trench.


The look you might wear to the office or to a lunch meeting; chic and understated, but always elegant.

My trench tip: Tie your trench off, but don’t button it. So that it leaves a gap showing your beautiful top underneath. 


The soft pastel look you might save for an afternoon tea with the girls, a night out at the ballet or even a nice date night dinner. 

My trench tip: Leave your trench wide open: unbuttoned and un-cinched. 

romantic trench


This is probably closest to the way I go to work, because I don’t need to dress up, particularly. By keeping it simple you can walk the line between casual-cool and underdressed in most situations. 

My trench tip: Do up your middle trench button, cinch in the waist with the tie, and loop it into a classic trench knot. 

minimal trench



This look is definitely most similar to what I wear on the weekends. It’s perfect for a relaxed brunch or stroll though a local market. 

My trench tip: When you are wearing a relaxed look with a trench, make sure to roll the trench sleeves up, but keep the jacket hanging loose. 

relaxed trench

Do you own a trench coat? Or is it a fashion item that you can live without? 

***This post was a collaboration with a brand, but all opinions are forever my own! ***

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