Style Guide: Three Ways To Wear The Classic Trench

I still remember purchasing my very first trench coat at the age of sweet 16. The best part about that purchase is that I (assuming I was the same size) could still wear it today - almost twenty years later - without skipping a fashion beat! A trench coat is the epitome of timeless style and as you probably know by now, I am all about filling my closet with classic, well-made pieces. From your basic tan trench to more trendy versions, here are three ways to wear this staple.



This classic look is perfect for work or running errands on the weekend. As much as I love the sex appeal of a closed trench over some sky high heels, some days that just isn't practical. Jenna has perfected this look. Her stripes look so chic peeking out from under her coat, and I love that her flats and lips are a pop of red! 

Style Guide: Three Ways To Wear The Classic Trench | Mel Boteri Style Guide | Visions of Vogue


Style Guide: Three Ways To Wear The Classic Trench | Trench + Ballet Flats | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. DOLCE & GABBANA Striped Top 2. COMME DES GARCONS Polka-dot Skirt 3. BURBERRY LONDON Trench Coat 4. SOLE SOCIETY Plaid Scarf 5. GORJANA Cuff 6. MEL BOTERI Grey Saffiano Leather Watson Tote 7. SAM EDELMAN Flats



For the fashionistas out there, a spunky trench coat is a fun way to bring color and texture into the winter season. My tip: when wearing a more colorful piece of outerwear, try keeping your look underneath it more subtle. You don't want your dress to clash with your coat, so keep it simple and let your trench do the talking. Juley's simple pairings really let her beautiful lace number speak for itself. 

Style Guide: Three Ways To Wear The Classic Trench | Mel Boteri Style Guide | Upperlyne and Co


Style Guide: Three Ways To Wear A Classic Trench | Lace Trench = Utter Elegance | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. MICHAEL KORS Cutout Dress 2. CAROLINA HERRERA Lace Trench Coat 3. CUTLER AND GROSS Sunglasses 4. LARSSON & JENNINGS Watch 5. KENNETH JAY Ring 6. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Watson Mini Clutch Cross-Body Bag 7. MANOLO BLAHNIK Slingback Pump



While I personally tend to opt for a more classic look, I adore the modern and edgy way women are styling their coats today. Layers upon layers, oversized, yet still with a timeless touch, it-girls everywhere are beyond creative in how they are styling their trenches. Jane's look is a great example that is chic and fashion forward. Am I the only one getting major fashion inspo from her zipped denim coat?!

Style Guide: Three Ways To Wear The Classic Trench | Mel Boteri Style Guide | Fit Fab Fun Mom


Style Guide: Three Ways To Wear The Classic Trench | Effortless Cool With a Trench | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. CEDRIC Knit Dress 2. J.CREW Denim Jacket 3. MEJURI Open Ring 4. MAGGIE MARILYN Oversized Trench Coat 5. MEL BOTERI Kat Tote in Black Pebbled Leather 6. MEJURI Ring 7. MEJURI Ring Blue 8. 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Velvet Boot


The trench coat is by far one of my favorite fashion staples, and I love finding new ways to style mine. I hope this quick post has you inspired to mix up the way you wear yours ;) 

Be sure to check back in with me next week. I am dishing on my favorite ways to wear denim pants this fall. 


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