Here’s How to Find the Best Trench Coat for Fall
There’s no better way to brave the sudden showers and cold fronts than in a trench coat! When a blazer just won’t keep the chill at bay, the classic trench is there to boost your workwear looks and interview outfits. When a leather jacket is a little too edgy, the trench coat is there to elevate your everyday look. Truly, the trench should have a place in everybody’s fall-to-winter wardrobe.
The trench has a look that is SO iconic, it can be hard to make it your own. Finding the right style that fits your look and figure can take time, so we asked our staffers to show off their favorite trench style and how they style their trench coats.
MAGGIE, DESIGN DIRECTOR
My style is simple and contemporary, so an understated yet polished trench coat perfectly measures up to my closet. The problem is that I have a lot of trouble finding the right fit! I’m not tall enough to wear a traditional length trench, so I opted for a cropped trench coat. It lets me dabble in the classic outerwear style without feeling like a shorty.
I’m lazy when it comes to styling, especially when it comes to fall outfits. In this outfit, I really let the trench coat take the stage alongside my go-to essentials, distressed cuff black jeans and elegant pumps for a balance between classic and raw edge.
CASSANDRA, MARKETING COORDINATOR
I never thought trench coats were really my style. I’ve always been a little on the fence about trench coats because I’ve had a hard time finding the right fit—mainly in the shoulders and length.
Downsizing from my usual size actually helped me find better fits. Shopping for XXS might sound SUPER tiny for even a shorty like me, but it’s the perfect size route to go for overcoats like a trench. This coat fits my shoulders, sleeves, AND length perfectly. Yes, even with all the layering!
Aside from having trouble finding the perfect fit, I’ve actively avoided trenches because they always seemed a bit too preppy for my usual day-to-day looks. My go-to is a classic leather moto jacket so when I saw the leather sleeves on this Banana Republic trench, I knew it would be a perfect OOTD for me! It matches perfectly with my statement patent leather booties that I love to wear all the time.
JOANNE, MARKETING MANAGER
When it comes to my everyday outfit, I’d say I’m pretty casual. Ask anyone! They’d tell you the same, I channel the three C’s (cool, comfy, and casual). That being said, I’ve generally associated trench coats as dressy or formal outerwear (aka not my thing), but when I saw this trench, I knew I HAD to have it!
It’s a step away from the classic trench, which I love. I’m not one to shy away from eye-catching colors. The bold red shade makes me feel super confident when I’m strutting around downtown San Francisco. The best part is that the trench coat was easy to dress down with skinny jeans and sneakers so I can easily incorporate it into my closet.
LINDSAY, MERCHANDISING MANAGER
What can I say? I love a classic trench. Trench coats are my absolute favorite fall layers. Whenever I’m having trouble choosing what to wear over my everyday looks, I always reach for my trusty trench!
My beige trench coat has an iconic look that elevates my laid-back everyday outfits. Its loose silhouette also gives off a more casual vibe (easily upgraded by cinching it for date night). I paired it today with distressed jeans and cute ballet flats for a tomboy-meets-girly twist. Easy, breezy styling for the win!
We love how everybody showed off their own twist on trenches! It truly is one of the most versatile essentials for fall. What’s your favorite way to style a trench? Let us know in the comments below!