Some wardrobe staples are so chic, they have the power to transform an outfit. Case in point, the classic trench coat. No matter the style or color, simply adding this timeless jacket to virtually any outfit, makes it instantly chic.
I’ve owned this particular trench for years, and while I wear it year-round, Spring and Fall are when I reach for it most often. It’s perfect for a light rain, transitional temperatures, or simply a chic layer.
Today I’m sharing seven ways to wear a trench, and you’ll see how chic it makes even the most basic outfits.
First outfit is a simple black sweater and white jeans, with added style power thanks to the trench and a few key statement pieces. My belt is a designer lookalike, but I’ve been wearing it so frequently I’m considering the real deal! Especially since I found one for significantly less on eBay here!
This designer handbag was my grandmother’s, so it has sentimental value and a vintage style. eBay is not only a great source for the lowest price on designer bags, but also finding discontinued styles!
Even a basic white tee and jeans is instantly more stylish with a trench!
Just as with the belt, I can’t get enough of these lookalike sneakers! I still can’t bring myself to pay full price for Golden Goose sneakers, but am currently watching several for significantly less on eBay! (These in particular!)
Sugarplum Style Tip: If wearing the trench open, tie the belt in a cute bow in the back for an unexpected twist.
Here’s five more ways I’ve styled my classic trench coat over the years…
And who says you have to stick with khaki!? I couldn’t resist this bold pink trench, and wore it all over Ireland in the Fall! (Similar coat here.)
Are you a trench coat girl? If so, I’ll bet you’ve had it for ages…it’s a piece that never goes out of style! I hope this post inspired you to pull it out for Spring!
And what about designer pieces…have you scored a beauty on eBay? I’m currently watching several items, but can’t decide between a handbag, belt and sneakers! Any suggestions?
*Photos by the darling and talented Mary Hafner. This post is created in collaboration with eBay, but all styles, opinions and online stalking are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*