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Casual trench coat outfits: how to wear a full-length trench coat

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In this post, I am going to show you my favourite casual trench coat outfits and how to style a full-length trench coat.


Spring is officially here and we couldn't be happier about it: after this long and sad winter, we definitely needed some sunshine and positivity.


The lockdown restrictions will be soon lifted and we can finally go out again!


I have learned a lot of things about style and fashion during this past year of staying at home: the most important is that I want to be comfy. Not just while lounging in my flat, but also when I go out.


I have always prioritized comfort while building my capsule wardrobe, however, I realised that some of the items I have no longer serve me well.

For example, I will certainly use less my skinny jeans and my fitted tops, where before the pandemic, I was wearing them almost every day.


This spring I want my capsule wardrobe to be stylish yet practical too.

I also want to make the most of the items I already own without purchasing anything new.


That's why I put together some great outfits that show off our clothes but at the same time that will maintain the same cosiness we got used to.


To do so, I am going to be using the perfect outerwear piece for spring: my cotton trench coat.

I bought it second hand on eBay last autumn and I already had a lot of wear out of it. It was by far the best bargain I ever made since I embraced the slow fashion movement: it was in pristine conditions and its oversized fit is perfect for me.


If you are looking to buy a designer trench coat or just a cheap trench coat, I highly recommend you to consider pre-owned. One of the best websites for branded items is Vestiaire collective and they currently have a huge selection of pre-loved trench coats.


A maxi trench coat is the best way to elevate my everyday outfit while being comfortable as it is a practical piece that will protect me from unpredictable weather and make me look put together at all times.


What is the best fabric for a maxi trench coat?

I believe that you can't go wrong investing in a gabardine trench coat.

Waterproof materials are a better choice for parkas or raincoats.


How to wear a trench coat


The first outfit is a clear example of the evolution of my style:

My long trench coat, casually thrown over one of my everyday sporty looks.

That's how I roll daily: leggings, sweatshirt and trainers with the addition of bold jewellery to give the impression that I made an effort.


Navy is one of my favourite colours for spring, and it works amazingly with my core neutrals: beige, tan and grey.

I really like the contrast of a light piece of outerwear over a total navy outfit.


how to wear trench coat

When I feel in the mood for a pop of colour, I just keep my outfit neutral and add an item or two in a subtle shade.

In the picture below I am wearing a baby pink jumper that goes very well with the beige and cream of the rest of my clothes.


I usually rely on accessories to brighten my look a little bit and make it more interesting: in this case, I opted for my beloved khaki camera bag and my face mask.



Same classic trench coat, same green knit vest but two different outfits:

In the first outfit, I paired the light trench coat and the knit vest with a black shirt and skinny charcoal jeans and black accessories for an edgy vibe.


In the second outfit, I opted for my comfy straight leg, classic wash jeans and an oversized shirt in a matching colour paired with tan accessories for a more professional look.


These two outfits are perfect for cooler, rainy days typical of British spring when you still need some warmth and protection from the elements.




A very relaxed combo for a warm, sunny day: light blue shirt, jeans and white trainers.

This is a comfortable outfit suitable for everyday activities such as school runs, grocery shopping and so on...


Add a couple of details to make it stylish and modern: roll up the hem of your jeans to show a little skin, put a flattering red lipstick on, a pair of cool sunglasses, layer your bold jewellery pieces and you are good to go!


Since I embraced minimalism, this is the outfit I have been wearing the most.

It is a no brainer look that will save your day when you don't know what to wear.


You can always add a jumper or a sweatshirt to your shoulders in case of a sudden change in temperatures.



Similar to the look above, I just swapped the jeans for a denim mini skirt.

This look is inspired by French women style, which I adore. They always manage to be on point even when wearing a casual outfit.

It is actually very easy to replicate this look with what you already own.

That's how it's done:


Pair mini skirts with flat shoes (never heels!), add a long outerwear piece like a maxi trench coat to make the proportions balanced.


No need for a full face of makeup: naturally glowing, well-moisturised skin (they are super careful and diligent with their skincare) with the addition of red lipstick is more than enough.


Must-have accessories: sunglasses and a rattan/basket bag and jewellery.


That's their secret recipe for an impeccable Parisian look and indeed I think this outfit looks very fresh and effortlessly chic.


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Shop here the best trench coat for you:


Brown trench coat - Everlane

A great choice for warm skin tones. It is also a smart colour option as it will be perfect for autumn too.


Khaki trench coat - La Redoute

Green is very strong in fashion right now and it can be a scary hue, however, it is super trendy and versatile as it works amazingly with neutral colours.


Cream trench coat - Mango

The most appropriate colour for spring: admittedly it is a risky shade for those who spend a lot of time commuting or outdoors but if you choose a cotton fabric it is easy to wash in the washing machine.

It goes easily with most colours and it is a great choice as a first trench coat.

Camel trench coat - Arket

A darker shade of beige is practical for everyday life and it will always stay on-trend.



Longline trench coat - Monki

A black trench coat is the best choice for those who don't want to wash it too many times. It is also a smart alternative if you already have the classic beige colour.



Male trench coat - Uniqlo

If you prefer a clean cut and a tomboy vibe, this dark navy trench coat is the way to go! Simple and minimal, it is a perfect choice for those who are on a hunt for a timeless, no-frills coat.



Looking for a fitted trench coat or an elegant trench coat? Leather could be the right option for you.

A leather trench coat is perfect when it is raining and for the coldest spring days.

Leather trench coat - Next

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