HOW TO STYLE A TRENCH COAT

HOW TO STYLE A TRENCH COAT

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THE MAGNIFICENT TRENCH COAT

If you asked me about one piece of wardrobe that is timeless, iconic and can be worn with absolutely everything, the answer would be: a trench coat. A classic trench coat never goes out of style. It’s lightweight, waterproof and offers just the right amount of protection from the British weather whilst making you look sophisticated and elegant.

Trench coats have a long and rich history, their origins date back as far as the 1850s. They were used by military officers in World War I to protect them from the rain as well as the mud in the trenches. This is where the name “trench coat” originated from. After World War II the trench coat became popular amongst investigators, travellers, Hollywood stars, as well as gangsters and femmes fatales in the movies. Today, a trench coat is a cornerstone of any well-edited wardrobe.

There are many variations of the modern trench coat in terms of not only colour, like stone, navy, khaki, fresh pink or pale powder blue, but also style. Jack Wills, known for heritage-inspired classics with a contemporary twist, offer a great collection of premium quality trench coats. They have published a comprehensive guide on how to style a trench coat. where you can also find out more about the history of the trench coat and the different styles it comes in.

With a variety to choose from, everyone can find their perfect trench. Jack Wills have three styles of trench coat in their range and I wanted to show you my colour picks in each category.

THE CLASSIC

The Duncombe is the most classic trench coat. It can be styled with both smart and casual clothing, whether it’s an evening dress or a pair of ripped jeans. It’s also a perfect choice for those summer festivals! My colour pick for this classic piece would be stone.

JACK WILLS DUNCOMBE TRENCH COAT IN STONE

THE SWING

The Dollyhill is a hybrid of the swing coat made popular in the 1950s and the classic trench. Just like the classic trench, you can choose to dress it up and combine it with more sophisticated pieces or dress it down and wear it with something casual. I would choose my Dollyhill to be in the rose colour.

JACK WILLS DOLLYHILL SWING TRENCH COAT IN ROSE

THE CROP

The Hathershaw retains all the features of the classic trench less the length. It’s perfect for the summer when the weather is gentler and I think it looks great as part of a more casual outfit. I love the navy version of the Hathershaw.

JACK WILLS HATHERSHAW CROPPED TRENCH COAT IN NAVY

The recent runway trends are to wear a trench coat off the shoulder (as I did here) or oversized. This timeless piece will complement your personal style and it’s a must-have for any fashion lover.

I hope you have enjoyed this article, have a great week!

 

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46 Responses

  1. The Fashion Folks
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    I love a good trench!! They’re so chic and classic at the same time. Love the cropped style, especially in a navy tone! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • Magda
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      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Julia
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    A really insightful article. I definitely think the cropped trench is going to find a place in my wardrobe.

    • Magda
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      Thanks Julia!

  3. Sarah
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    I do love trench coats. The rose one particularly is great!

    • Magda
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      It is, thanks for stopping by Sarah!

  4. Racquel John
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    I love trench coats! Great blog post.

    Racquel
    http://www.purposely-you.com

    • Magda
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      Thanks Racquel!

  5. paula
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    I still don’t own a trench coat – but I feel as I get a bit older I want the classic over the trendy. I’m liking the look of the heathershaw cropped.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

    • Magda
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      Thanks for stopping by Paula!

  6. sunny
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    This is call fashion love your style specially that crop one.

    http://www.articles.studio9xb.com/Free-Article-Directory-Submission-Site-Articles/how-get-ready-trendy-tank-tops-and-crop-tops

    • Magda
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      Thanks Sunny!

  7. caroline
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    Cool post, I so much love trenchcoats !!

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

    • Magda
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      Thanks Caroline, me too!

  8. Joling
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    I love trench coats. They are very stylish!

    xo, Joling
    http://lovejoling.com/

    • Magda
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      I agree, thanks for stopping by Joling!

  9. Lena
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    just bought a new trench coat for fall 😉 thanks for this post!

    The White Ocean

    • Magda
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      Thanks for visiting Lena!

  10. Kirasha
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    Definitely like it a Classic way 🙂 Check out my blog for Summer style tips?

    Kirasha
    https://www.kirasha.ch/

    • Magda
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      Thanks for stopping by Kirasha, I will!

  11. Josipa
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    Love the post! Trench coats are my fave for fall!

    https://curlyjosephine.blogspot.com/

    • Magda
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      Thanks Josipa!

  12. katie
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    omggggg the dolly hill – phwooooooar that’s so gorgeous!

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

    • Magda
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      I agree! 🙂

  13. Vivian
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    I absolutely love timeless items and a trench is one of my fave outwear pieces for fall! 🙂 Hope you are having an amazing week! xo, Vivian

    http://www.viviantse.net

    • Magda
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      Thanks for stopping by Vivian, have a great weekend! xo

  14. Henry
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    Trench coat is really cool but no one is wearing it in a hot country like here. I wish there is a winter season here 🙂

    http://www.vankaizer.com

    • Magda
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      Living in a hot country is many people’s dream, including me! 🙂

  15. The pink pineapple
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    So beuatiful post i love coats
    The Pink Pineapple
    New post:http://thepinkpineappleblog.blogspot.com/2017/07/miu-miu-crucero-2018.html

    • Magda
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      Thank you!

  16. Elegant Duchess
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    I’m not really a big fan of trench coats and with the weather in the UK i hardly ever get a chance to wear any, it seems to be pretty much a quick transition from a jacket/blazer to winter coats!
    It’s great to learn a bit more background and who knows one day I may even replenish my wardrobe with one! Thanks for sharing

    Pop by to check my last blog post
    http://www.elegantduchess.com/2017/07/20/kg-crimson-red-stilettos-and-crochet-dress/

    • Magda
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      Thank you, love your post!

  17. Tom
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    Every year trench coat has its new life 😊

    • Magda
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      That’s true, thank for stopping by Tom! 🙂

  18. Nina
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    Really nice post!
    xx
    http://lailusiondenina.blogspot.com.es/

    • Magda
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      Thanks Nina! xx

  19. Kara Aragon
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    I love all of the trench coats you shared. It’s times like these I wish it wasn’t so warm in Florida!!

    Kara Aragon
    http://www.thekaragon.com

    • Magda
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      Thanks Kara, I love Florida! 🙂

  20. Kim
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    Trench coats can be my only type of coat and I would be so happy! It’s so easy to style with! Love all your looks!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

    • Magda
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      Thanks Kim!

  21. Breath of Purpose
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    I love trench coats! I have a black one and it goes with every outfit 😀

    http://www.breathofpurpose.com

    • Magda
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      They are amazing because they do go with absolutely everything! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  22. Jessica
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    What a gorgeous trench! It looks amazing on you and I would bet this would work with several different outfits!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Magda
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      Thanks for stopping by Jessica!

  23. Kris
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    Trench coats are amazing! I love the photos!

    Have a lovely day,
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

    • Magda
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      Thanks Kris! xx

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