5 Trench Coat Style Tips- Fashion Editor Level!

5 Trench Coat Style Tips- Fashion Editor Level!


Spring has the best way of making me
feel renewed, re-energized, and ready for some style updates too! I don’t know
if you guys feel the same, but the warmer weather has me reaching for colorful
jewelry, rosy makeup, airy tops and lighter ankle boots. But nothing feels
more like a wardrobe breath of fresh air like finally putting that thick, heavy,
dark winter coat to rest, and instead switching to a lighter and very stylish
trench coat! A beautiful topper with utilitarian roots, the trench coat is a
transitional weather staple in most women’s wardrobes. And since in the
following months we’ll be seeing it anywhere and everywhere to the point of
exhaustion, I’m here to give you guys my 5 trench coat style tips, to take it from
ordinary to fashion editor level! Military strict to breezy chic. You may know that trench coats were invented for the military. And for staying dry and warm in the trenches, of course it made sense to button them up to the top, and securely
fasten the fabric cord around them like a belt. But that can look too severe- and
even a bit uninspired, I think- for day to day street style. If you want to make the
whole look breezier and more open for spring, you can apply this quick and easy
fix. And this is a tip I learned from an actual Burberry employee, by the way!
Instead of fastening the buttons across the chest, fasten them on the same side-
starting from each lapel and going down to the bottom. This will really open up the way your
jacket looks. And to still accentuate the waist, simply tie the fabric belt in a
knot, in the back. Or you can add my personal twist, and tie it into a flat
bow for an extra feminine touch to an otherwise masculine cut jacket. Punk rock Brit pop. The trench coat has a decidedly British heritage, what with
Burberry and Aquascutum being its forefathers. And guess what else the UK is famous for giving the world? That’s right, punk rock! So let your inner rock star
out into the light for a moment: pop your jacket collar instead of neatly patting
it down flat; roll your sleeves up a bit like I did here, allowing for the sleeves
of your top to peek out from underneath- if they look good, of course, otherwise
you can just leave them tucked in. Then just tie the belt around your waist in a
nonchalant knot. Exactly like we did before, but this time the knot sits in
the front. This will give the whole look a more carefree, slightly dishevelled
air- so you can rock on the whole day! Swap the belt altogether. Another great
trick for elevating your trench coat into a real head-turner, is completely
swapping its fabric belt with an actual belt. I went for this show-stopping vintage,
embellished number that would contrast nicely against the classic coat. Which is
something I recommend as a rule of thumb: the simpler the jacket, the more
elaborate the accessories can be- and vice versa. I’ve honestly seen this look done
mostly in magazines and on fashion blogs, very rarely on the street. So why not be
the innovator yourself, and set the tone? Layer your outerwear. Another element of
interest you can add to your trench coat is a boldly colored scarf. Except you won’t
just be wearing it around your neck! Go for a big, almost blanket like scarf, that you can drape on either side of your neck- as you would a shawl. Arrange it to
be as narrow or as wide as you want, but just make sure to slip it under the belt you
used in the previous step. This will keep your waist cinched, and your silhouette structured. The scarf also creates vertical lines that elongate your silhouette, and provides an extra focal point for your outfit. Fashion editor double coat. And finally, to really make your trench coat pop, take a page out of
your favorite fashion editor’s book, and start before you even layer it on. By
first layering a blazer, a leather jacket, or even another fluid satin trench coat,
you set the foundation on top of which you can drape your actual trench coat. Double coating is a bold move, but one that pays off! And a sturdy gabardine trench coat
is built for this look, thanks to the structured shoulders and solid fabric. So dare to take a chance on it, and
accessorize the whole outfit with your favorite bag. A grown-up chic look, with a touch of sass! Hope you enjoyed the video, guys! Give it
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