A trench coat is a classic staple that should have a permanent spot in every woman’s closet. This ultimate winter buy can see you through many cold seasons and is the ideal layering option for almost everything in your wardrobe – from suits to maxi dresses. The original trench coat was worn by soldiers in the opaque trenches of the First World War and that’s where the name was derived from. It was supplied in a khaki colour for the best camouflage. Today we see the classic style on runways in different designs, colours and fabrics.
Here are some key pieces that can be worn with your trench coat…
The Classic Military Coat
Few coat styles are as chic as the classic, belted coat. It nips in any waist size, giving you a feminine and polished look. The perfect option for all body types.
Keep It Simple
Embrace simplicity by opting for a beautiful flared-out midi dress in a neutral colour. If you want a less serious luxe look, this is the way to go. Team it up with dark understated accessories.
Keep It Knit
When it’s not cold enough for a winter coat, the trench makes the perfect layering option over a cosy knit, and it won’t leave you feeling bulky.
For a smart casual look, jeans are your go-to choice. Update your off-duty look by teaming it up with a statement blouse for that feel-good factor.
Who said your winter wardrobe must be dull and boring? Actress Katie Holmes (on the left) shows us how daring and gorgeous one can look during the colder times. A tonal look is a great winter ensemble and looks effortlessly chic.
Feeling rather bold or just love bright colours in general? Get your inspiration on how to colour block your trench this winter from Amal Clooney.
By Fashion Assistant Thato Pule