But how about my favorite way to wear a trench? And also the way I wear it the most? Well, that’s simple really – it’s wearing it with a dress (or skirt) that has a shorter hem line than the trench coat. It’s provocative and sexy. It’s a bit naughty (especially if people can’t tell if you’re wearing something underneath or not).
The photo above is from September last year and my shoes are from Aldo. I love pairing a beige trench coat with brown or tan shoes. I mean, yes, it does literally go with everything (even with a striking pair of red shoes like in the first photo where I’m wearing my Iron Fist Queen of heart wedges), but I love matching tones as is the case with my Aldo Brogues.
The next way to wear a trench coat is by pairing it with a skirt or dress with a longer hem line than the coat: it creates an interesting play of layers.
To be honest this is my least favorite look. I think the skirt/dress in question has to be tight fitting (as it is in this outfit from November 2013) but I still prefer a shorter hem to match the coat. I frankly just don’t like that dress (F&F) but I do love the shoes (vagabond bondage wedges):
What is nice about having a longer hem under the trench is that you can really play around colors and textures:
And of course, another really simple way to wear a trench is pairing it with a pair of skinny jeans – I was honestly very surprised I didn’t have more outfit photos wearing it this way. Because I do really like this combination. It’s effortless chic. (These are one of my favorite wedges too. They’re GlamLong shearling detail leather wedges and I love them, especially since you can have them both up or folded down.)
But because I wanted to save the best for last, here is my favorite of the short hem outfits I’ve worn in the past:
Wearing my trench with a pair of Maison Martin Margiela invisible wedge boots and a vintage inspired vanity case from Stradivarius.
I know I’ve posted about these boots in one of my Favorites posts and that’s because these are incredible boots! It almost looks like you’re walking on air and they are actually rather comfortable (though they are hell taking off! Considering they are easy to put on, it was quite a shock the first time I wore them since I almost couldn’t get them off.)
Anyways, I hope you enjoyed my trench coat post and let me know how you wear yours 🙂
6 thoughts on “Trench Continued”
Love all the heels, a great way to wear a trench coat… Also some great outfits. 😉
That coat is absolutely gorgeous! I love the yellow tights too! Lovely as always x
Thank you 🙂 I’m excited about it getting colder now so I can wear pretty colorful tights again 🙂
Me too ! I just bought some teal tights, can’t wait to wear them! x
You REALLY suit a trench. I absolutely adore that last outfit, I’ve said before those boots are amazing but the little case is adorable too!