4 Reasons You Need a Trench Coat

I am such an outerwear-girl. I love how easily one can elevate and change the mood of your look. For example, say you are wearing an all black outfit and you decided to pair it with a leather jacket. The leather jacket would give a more edgy glam appeal; whereas if you took that same all black outfit and paired it with a classic beige trench coat, you are not only brightening up the look, but you are adding more of a sophisticated flare.

Both styles I consider to be an essential in your wardrobe, but because I have been wearing my beige trench coat with anything and everything on repeat lately, I wanted to share four reasons why every fashionista needs a trench coat hanging in their closet too!

1. It’s Classic & Timeless

 Did you know this style coat was traditionally worn on men until Marlene Dietrich, a Hollywood starlet in the 40s, brought the look into women’s fashion? Since then, through all the high and lows of fashion trends, this piece is one of the few that hasn’t and will never go out of style. So, thank you Marlene for taking a fashion risk and forever making this outerwear an option for us fashionistas.

2. It Can Be Worn All Year Round

 It is like music to my ears when something can be worn all year round. 1. Because I don’t have to stress if some sort of holiday already passed which means I “can no longer wear it”  and 2. Because it makes it a little easier to perhaps splurge for better quality that will last.

I purchased mine last year from Banana Republic. The quality is super well made and not too expensive. I also love that they come in all sizes: regular, tall, and petites! (I’m roughly 5’3″ and the petite is the perfect length!)

3. It Elevates Every Outfit

 Looking for instant sophistication and elegance? Look no further. Well maybe look a little further, like to the bottom of this post where I linked several different trench coats. 😉

 For an everyday look, my outfits are pretty simple with just jeans (or leggings) and some sort of tee, but by adding a trench coat, my look becomes pulled together and overall looks more chic.

4. It’s Perfect for Every Occasion

 Seriously, I dare you to find an outfit that doesn’t work with a trench coat. From business meetings and dinners to running errands or just hanging out with friends, you just can’t go wrong with adding a trench to your outfit. Plus, as the seasons start to change and we enter spring, I adore the look of a trench coat with shorts, a camisole or peplum top and heels (or booties)! It is so super cute!!

I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for stopping by! What are some ways you love to style a trench coat?



  1. February 10, 2017 / 9:00 am

    I love a good trench coat!! I have a blush one and can’t wait to bring it back out for spring!!

    • Kayla
      February 10, 2017 / 5:01 pm

      Oh, I can’t wait to see it!

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