How To Style A Trench Coat*

The trench coat; a British classic. Sleek, refined and elegant – it’s no wonder this item is a staple for fashionistas the world over. Thanks to Burberry, we have been rocking the trench since as far back as the 1920’s, and one stroll down the high street today finds every retailer offering up their take on the trend. So it doesn’t really matter whether your budget is Primark or Prada because this is one look we can all buy into. Jack Wills have a pretty amazing selection right now in a rainbow of colours and variety of lengths but before you rush out to get yourself a slice of the action, let’s talk about how to style a trench coat.

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The Classic

We know it, we love it. The classic trench coat is an iconic piece that is an essential in every wardrobe. Think London on a blustery day, Parisian Chic, Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s…appropriate for every occasion. Pop the collar and roll up the sleeves for a more casual look, or button up and buckle the belt when you mean business. Mine is without doubt my most worn item of clothing. It adds that little something extra when worn with jeans, a crisp white t-shirt and converse – wear it open for an off-duty look, or cinch in your waist by knotting the belt. Or you could channel your inner Parisian like I did during my visit to the city, and style it over a pretty dress with some heels for all out glam. The Duncombe Trench by Jack Wills is a perfect example of ‘The Classic’; it comes in the timeless stone colour, pink or navy and is in the sale RIGHT NOW!

The Crop

Much like ‘The Classic’, this shorter version of the trench is incredibly versatile and can be styled in a number of ways. The length lends itself to the summer months, with it being a lighter item and the need for protection against the elements is less (although never completely eliminated here in the UK). The Hatershaw Cropped trench takes prompts from the original style – double breasted, belted, storm flaps and wide lapels – but is given a modern, summery twist. Go for ‘effortlessly put together’ by throwing one on over a pretty tea dress with wedges, or work the laid back look with shorts, a slogan tee and flat sandals. Something different to the classic denim jacket and a casual alternative to the blazer; the cropped trench is a must have for any summer wardrobe. Coming in a choice of khaki or navy (universally flattering colours), the Jack Wills take on the crop is a style that suits all.

So, how do you wear yours? Leave me a comment and let me know!



*This is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own. 


  1. June 23, 2017 / 7:31 AM

    Such a beautifully written post as always Kara! I love a classic trench coat you can’t go wrong, I love your camel one, perfect for Paris! I never thought about a cropped one for summer but it sounds like the perfect summer jacket!! xxxx

  2. June 23, 2017 / 7:52 AM

    I’m going to shock you here by saying I have never owned a trench coat! I love them on other people but I’ve never been sure on myself! After seeing your gorgeous picture though I definitely want to try and recreate it!

    Molly xxx

  3. June 23, 2017 / 9:56 AM

    You are such a beauty, Kara! I love “the crop” trench … I’m short but I have a long torso (most awkward body shape ever), so I find that shorter lengths in jackets and coats work better on me!

    xo Jaime

  4. June 27, 2017 / 8:32 PM

    I definitely prefer a long trench – not sure why, I just find it more flattering. I saw a really nice pink one a while ago that I’m thinking of treating myself to.