12 Trench Coat Outfits for Any Occasion

You Need a Trench Coat in Your Wardrobe

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The trench coat is super versatile, and counts as a must-have wardrobe item for women. Whether you've already got one of these essentials, or are planning to buy one, we're here to inspire you to wear it fashionably with these ideas for cute trench coat outfits, as worn by some of our favorite fashion bloggers.

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French Girl Style

Woman in trench coat and skinny jeans

French women love their trench coats, and this European fashion blogger has mastered the art of wearing one like a Paris girl. In perfect-fitting skinny blue jeans, a cheerful striped shirt, with a chain strap leather bag, and pointy shoes—plus that cute updo hairstyle—all she needs is a croissant to look perfectly at home strolling the Seine.

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Wear It Cape Style

Woman in blue shirt and black pants and trench coat
Crystalin Marie

Wearing a lightweight trench across your shoulders, as you might tie on a cardigan, is a great way to convey effortless chic, which can transition your daytime look into evening. This fashion blogger uses this stylish move to upgrade a blue work shirt and black jeans, adding a cute clutch purse and white heels, for a dinner-worthy outfit.

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Play With Pattern

Woman in jeans and trench coat
A Dash of Fash

A classic beige trench coat can transform even the simplest sweater and jeans outfit, making it look more polished. When you want to look chic and sexy, add animal print accessories, such as the pretty silk scarf and fierce ankle boots pictured here.

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Try a Navy Coat

Woman in blue coat and jeans and big scarf
Meagan's Moda

The navy trench coat is just as classic as its beige cousin, and conveys a grown-up vibe. We like how this fashion blogger has created an expensive-looking outfit by wearing this coat over a camel sweater and indigo skinny jeans, with gorgeous leather accessories, a neat topknot, and a big cashmere scarf.

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Date Outfit

Woman in short dress and trench coat with white boots
Basic Babe

A short camel trench coat is a great top layer for a going out outfit of a little white dress and trendy white boots. You could wear this outfit easily on a date, or to parties.

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In the Pink

Woman in pink coat and skinny jeans

A classic coat in petal pink makes everything you wear with it look romantic. As seen here, layering one over an easy weekend outfit of a white t-shirt and belted skinny jeans is all you need—perhaps with some killer heels—to look ready for date night.

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Belt It Over Jeans or Leggings

Woman in belted trench coat and skinny jeans
Chiara Casiraghi

Belt a fitted trench coat over skinny jeans, and you can wear it to give the effect of a top (or a dress over leggings), as seen on this fashionista. Oversized black sunglasses and a high-quality black leather bag add polish to this easy outfit.

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The Metallic Trench

Woman in metallic trench coat and white shoes
The Fashion Cuisine

A fashion girl likes to have something special in her closet, that she can wear when she wants to turn heads. The metallic trench coat—shown here in bronze, but you could also choose silver or gold, depending on your coloring—is a reliable way to dress up whatever you are wearing, for the cocktail hour, dinner, and beyond.

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Wear It With a Jacket

Woman in trench coat and plaid jacket and jeans
Mirror Me

Colder days are great excuses for creating fashionable layered looks with your clothing. Take a look at how this style blogger layers a classic full-length beige coat over an already cozy outfit with a plaid blazer and jeans. Pull this stylish move for wearing to work, public speaking engagements, or whenever you want to look like you've got it all together.

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Orange You Glad

Woman in jeans and striped shirt and orange coat
Cute and Little

Trench coats come in different colors and we like this juicy orange hue for autumn. A colorful trench adds a fun energy to your streamlined outfits, as shown here, instantly making them more fashionable.

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Minimalist Chic

Woman in trench coat outfit and leopard print purse
Lauren Rose Style

Here is more proof that a classic trench is useful for pulling together a minimalist outfit, especially when you add a statement accessory or two. A white shirt and black pants add up to more than the sum of their parts, layered under a swingy beige coat, with a cross-body bag in trendy leopard print.

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With Double Denim

Woman in jeans and chambray shirt and trench coat
Oh So Glam

Denim on denim outfits are back in style, but it can be a challenge to dress them up. Enter the classic trench coat, and its magical powers! This blogger looks ready for a casual day at the office, sight-seeing, or jumping on an airplane, in a chambray shirt, slim jeans, strappy shoes, and a long, lightweight coat.