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Surprisingly Versatile: 1 Trench Coat, 5 Chic Ways to Wear It

Trench coats: they’re cool and classic and lend a polished vibe to your look, no matter what you happen to be wearing underneath. The sleek silhouette calls to mind fashion icons like Jackie O., Katharine Hepburn, or Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca (who can forget her trench coat flapping in the breeze?). We’ve seen lots of cool spins on the timeless trench this season, from Burberry’s leather sleeves and acid-bright hues to Diane von Furstenberg’s cropped, nylon iterations… and the best thing about the style is that it comes in multiseasonal fabrications and colors, making it an appropriate choice for any occasion. We’ve taken one definitively classic Burberry London Marystow Gabardine Trench ($1,095) and styled it five different ways, for work, play, and everything in between. Read on to shop each look now…

For work…
This look is perfect for work – skinny black pants and a chambray shirt will look totally tailored when paired with red pointy-toe pumps and a showstopping necklace.

6502270651:Yahoo:photoBurberry London Marystow Gabardine Trench Coat ($1,095), Jessica Simpson Collection Decadent Statement Necklace ($145), All Saints Verne Ashby Jeans ($110), Levi’s Made & Crafted Sundown Chambray Shirt ($220), Dolce Vita Bella Heels ($169)


For the weekend…
Great for work or the weekend, this sophisticated jeans-and-blouse look is a winner, whether you’re in the city or country. It gives a slight nod to the ’70s, without being costumey.

6502270727:Yahoo:photoBurberry London Marystow Gabardine Trench Coat ($1,095), Tucker Printed Silk Shirt ($285), Foley + Corinna Chain-Strap Attache ($250), Steve Madden Maarkee Wedge Booties ($150), Textile Elizabeth & James Jimi Mid-Rise Flared Jeans ($195)

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For laidback days…
Don’t think for a second that you can’t wear a trench coat with your weekend-chic boyfriend jeans and sneakers. Not only will it instantly elevate your look, but it looks a lot more polished than a hoodie.

6502270811:Yahoo:photoBurberry London Marystow Gabardine Trench Coat ($1,095), Current/Elliott The Boyfriend Corduroy Jeans ($165), Rachel Rachel Roy Adinah Sneaker ($80), Zoe Karssen Sworn to Fun Loyal to None Jersey T ($95), Mango Animal Print Scarf ($55)

For a first date…
We love this look for a snowy first date; start with a cozy belted sweater dress, layer up with thick tights and a Winter-y hat, and slip into a pair of funky, sky-high ankle booties. It’s sweet and sexy, without being overly bundled up.

6502270905:Yahoo:photoA.P.C. Belted Wool and Cashmere Sweater Dress ($385), Topshop Fur Pom Pom Knitted Hat ($28), Burberry London Marystow Gabardine Trench Coat ($1,095), Loeffler Randall Serena Platform Bootie ($425)

For evening…
This sweet, romantic ensemble is great for a night of drinks and dancing – and you can also add a faux fur stole to really luxe up the look.


Burberry London Marystow Gabardine Trench Coat ($1,095), House of Harlow 1960 Val Leather Clutch ($195), Milly Silvie Dress ($395), Nina Ricci Velvet Wrap Sandals ($695)

Which look is your favorite?
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