Trench Coat Two Ways | A Wardrobe Staple

spring work outfitI love my trench coat. It brings me joy. It’s starting to show a little wear in some places, but I bought it six years ago on sale for $60 from Banana Republic.

First of all, I got an amazing deal on this trench coat. I think it was 50% off. At the time, I was finishing college and $60 was a lot of money for me to spend on anything, even a coat. Now, especially after getting so much use out of this coat, I feel like they practically paid me to leave the store with it!

A trench coat is one of those timeless pieces I believe should be in everyone’s wardrobe. Women and men alike, really. A trench coat is perfect to wear in the spring, and also during fall. A classic trench can be dressed up with your work wear, or even dressed down with jeans and tennis shoes.

I’ve styled my trench two ways- one look appropriate for work, and the other perfectly dressed down for the weekend. Both are go-to looks for me in the spring. Pencil skirts and stripes along with trench coats are all great basics to have in your wardrobe.

trench coat - casual style

Outfit Details: striped tee – J. Crew (I sized up for a casual fit) | distressed denim – Banana Republic Factory (currently on sale for under $50) | trench coat – Banana Republic | baseball cap – Nike, similar | tennis shoes – Nordstrom (they come in a few different colors too) | earrings – similar | tote – Sole Society | lip color – L’Oreal Infallible Paints in Spicy Blush

spring work outfit

Outfit Details: sweater – Banana Republic | pencil skirt – J. Crew Factory | trench coat – Banana Republic | printed pumps – J. Crew Factory, similar | statement earrings – Ann Taylor | color block tote – Old Navy | sunglasses – Target | lipstick – Clinique Different Lipstick in Glazed Berry

trench coat for spring

spring work outfit

spring outfit details for the office

trench coat for spring

spring work outfit

trench coat for spring

trench coat for spring

casual spring style

casual spring style

casual spring style

casual spring style

casual spring style

casual spring style

trench coat - casual style

trench coat - casual style

trench coat - casual style

Outfit Details: striped tee – J. Crew (I sized up for a casual fit) | distressed denim – Banana Republic Factory (currently on sale for under $50) | trench coat – Banana Republic | baseball cap – Nike, similar | tennis shoes – Nordstrom (they come in a few different colors too) | earrings – similar | tote – Sole Society | lip color – L’Oreal Infallible Paints in Spicy Blush

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spring work outfit

Outfit Details: sweater – Banana Republic | pencil skirt – J. Crew Factory | trench coat – Banana Republic | printed pumps – J. Crew Factory, similar | statement earrings – Ann Taylor | color block tote – Old Navy | sunglasses – Target | lipstick – Clinique Different Lipstick in Glazed Berry

Shop The Look

I’ve rounded up some of my current favorite trench coats – most under $200. And, if you already have that classic trench, I’ve rounded up some of my favorites that are a little outside the box. I’m especially loving this coral coat from Banana Republic and also this scalloped coat from Club Monaco.

Shop Classic Trench Coats

Shop Trench Coats With a Twist

Do you have a classic trench coat? How long have you had it for? Do you think it’s a worthy investment? Do you ever dress your coat down with a casual look, or do you save your trench for dressed up occasions?

Cheers,

Britney

PS- you can see how I styled this trench coat for fall in this post, and with my Easter dress in this post.

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