Trench Coat Trends for Cool Winter Style

Trench Coat Trends for Cool Winter Style

There may not be frost on the ground in my city, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great time to shop for an updated version of a wardrobe classic: the trench coat. Here are a few of my favorite picks that align with current trends that may have you considering something beyond the khaki traditional:

Patent Leather (image, top):

This glam trend is still big. I like it even better in a bold color like this blue version (top) for an unexpectedly modern winter color. Gorgeous.

Military Look:

Fall and winter are such great seasons for deep greens like this one. Did you know that the definition of a trench coat is a long coat that’s belted? Belts can keep the chill out and help define a waistline but this one is handsome belted or left open as a swing coat. A walk in the forest anyone?

Classic Checks:

A beloved micro geometric like checks or herringbone will always be a go-to for any traditional look like this gray one. Add a patent leather heel in red with a bold lip and you’ve got a very modern look.

Contrast Stitching:

Another very classic and tailored trend is contrast stitching. I love the subtle linear detailing it makes on this black trench.


A soft, relaxed trench coat like this one will be that forever friend that gives you a lift even on the most cloudy of days and perhaps make you feel a bit like a rock star (Linda McCartney vibes for me)…

French Girl Style:

I’m a sucker for a chic Parisian look that this navy trench combined with a striped tee and white pants does oh so fantastique.

The Short Trench:

Have you heard of the short trench? Such a great look (with jeans like these is my love match) in this merino wool version.

Do you own a trench coat? What do you love about yours?


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