The most basic coat you can have, the trench. Evergreen, classy, all purpose and all weather. It is a fashion must have. In fact if you do not have one in your wardrobe,go get! More so since it has been dug up from the past and revived now. Everyone is wearing one, man or woman. Every outfit planner is planning looks based on the trench. ‘How to wear a trench’ has now become a sought after query.
And why not, indeed? You will not find a more versatile item to get for your wardrobe. Wear it with anything at all. Well, almost! Which other single item in your possession can boast of this? Whether you watch celebrities or fashion shows or Chicisimo, the trench is ubiquitous. It has the ability to up the fashion quotient of any outfit several notches. You can wear it for every weather, spring or winter.
This basic coat helps its own cause by the sheer variety it has. You may get trenches in leather, vinyl or the traditional type. And of course there are myriad colours to explore too. This piece of clothing is ready to be explored and used. Would you like a guided article on how to wear a trench? Yes? Read on then….
Different ways to wear the basic trench coat
The most popular item of clothing to pair with your trench? Your jeans of course. The ensemble looks smart and is easy to put together. You would not even require an outfit planner for this. Take a normal pair of jeans with casual tops. Slip into your basic beige trench. If the weather allows, keep it open all the way down. Accessorize with a fancy belt from your wardrobe. Alternatively wear a long sleeved shirt under the trench with your jeans. How about folding the sleeves of the trench and letting the shirt cuffs out? Sounds great too, right!
Finally wear with a pair of wedges. You are ready to step out in casual chic. In case you are going for colour trenches in vinyl, jeans look great with them. The fact that both jeans as well as the trench are flexible helps. You can style your own look too. Glean ideas from fashion magazines and YouTube divas to come up with a new look.
Wear it with a midi dress
You will find many examples of a trench paired with a midi dress. They make a great pair. Check out some options through the Chicisimo app. You ought to check with your outfit planner how a cinched look works. With the advice of an expert you can go for a belt at the waist. This gives definition and shape to the entire outfit and elevates it to a different level. The midi dress ideally ought to contrast with the trench. This is because it will show and contrasting colour schemes will work wonderfully.
Trenches work great in winter
All you need to do is button them up all the way. No need to worry that the rest of your outfit is not showing. That is how it is meant to be in winter in the outdoors, right? Instead choose an outstanding item from your wardrobe. Something colourful and stand apart. In fact something that contrasts beautifully with the beige trench. For example, a deep purple leather handbag. Or a stunning pair of brown leather boots. The whole outfit will stand apart. Then, give it a try right now. So what if winter is far away? No harm in trying out whenever.
Oversize your way to style
By their very nature, trenches are a bit bulky. It helps that you do not have to panic if you don’t have the right size. Rather, you can go raid a friend’s wardrobe. Because an oversized trench looks really ‘cool’ actually. And it goes well with any formal clothes you might be wearing. Say you are in a chic top and black trousers, all set for a rendezvous. Pairing this with an oversized beige trench can work wonders. It will be all worth it when your friend sees the effect.
Go pop some colour and texture
Trenches have been around for ages. They have made a great comeback recently. Man or woman, almost everyone seems to have one in their wardrobe. They have remained a fashion must-have through times because they are in new avatars now. And reinvention and adaptation has been the key actually. Because of their constant evolution it is good to have an outfit planner advise you.
Colours have moved beyond beige. And textures have come in the form of leather and vinyl. Say you are opting for a colourful trench. Deep burgundy or mustard is in vogue. If you are the one who loves adventure in your wardrobe choices, go for these. The pairing is important though. In fact, you can get visual input from Chicisimo. Once you see how the entire ensemble looks on you, take a call.
The appeal lies in detailing
Not only what you wear with your trench is what defines fashion. What detailing is there in your trench matters too! How to wear a trench that has a different colour lining with, say, checks? Leave it OPEN, of course! How else will that little detailing show? Many an outfit planner also is recommending going for a basic beige trench. Over it they are going for an open jacket with bold and colourful checks. The whole outfit looks exactly like a trench but a different zone. A plaid jacket on top of a trench is quite an eye-catcher. And not only does it serve in winter, it oozes style. The entire plain trench is pulled to a new zone.
As can be seen from this exhaustive write-up, it is all about the trench. Surely you will have no doubts now on how to wear a trench. For more ideas, search on Chicisimo, the fashion planner app that can be downloaded here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). Use it as and when you feel comfortable. There is no end to its fashion appeal.