March 20, 2017

How To Style a Trench Coat

A Lily Love Affair shares how to wear a trench coat for Fall with jeans and red heels

Spring in Chicago can be a real emotional roller coaster. One day is sunny and 70 and the other you can expect feet of snow. With the frequent change in weather, I think an absolute Spring closet must have is a classic trench coat.

I’ve owned a number of trench coats over the years, many of which I have had in my closet for years. A few weeks back during the Banana Republic Friends & Family Sale, I made the decision to invest in another classic trench coat, this time, in a slightly shorter length.

What I love about this trench coat over other’s I’ve owned in the past is 1). the material is made with a soft cotton material, but with a soft coating that will easily repel water when it rains 2). it comes with a fantastic detachable lining for cooler temperatures. It’s unlike any other and does not give it a ‘bulky’ feel. I am so excited I made the decision to invest in another.

A Lily Love Affair shares how to wear a trench coat for Fall with jeans and a gingham top

How to wear a trench coat for Fall

Trech coats can often times be pricey, no? With the current sale running at Banana Republic, the now 40% off makes it a great time to buy! Plus, if you’re a Gap, Banana or Old Navy card holder, you can save an additional 10% off your purchase. What are you waiting for? Head there now!

Oh, I forgot to mention a few other important items. The coat comes in misses, petites and tall – perfect for any body shape. I initially purchased the jacket in a misses XS since it had the liner, however, I ended up exchanging it for a petite XS as I found it ran just a tad larger than most of my Banana Republic coats. Just a heads up. Now, let’s chat about this amazing gingham off the shoulder top – now also 40% off!

A Lily Love Affair shares how to wear a trench coat for Fall with jeans and red heels

Have you invested yet in a classic trench coat?

Banana Republic Trench Coat || Banana Republic Gingham Off the Shoulder Top || Red Suede Heels || Sole Society clutch (no longer available) || Gap Denim || J.Crew Sunglasses (now on sale!) || Daniel Wellington Small Cuff

I mentioned in last week’s off the shoulder top craze post (seriously, definitely check it out as there are some really great tops starting as inexpensive as $15. Go!) that you’d be seeing a lot of the off the shoulder trend here on the blog. It might be my favorite at the moment. This gingham off the shoulder is no exception, y’all. I chose to wear with jeans this weekend, but this it will be equally chic with a great white skit, or even slacks.

Y’all know how much I love color so I couldn’t resist pairing the top with a good pop of red. Did I mention this top will be so cute, too, over the July 4th holiday? I can’t wait to style it 100 new ways this Spring and Summer. It’s simply irresistible.

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  1. Gingham looks good on you girl and you’ve got me OBSESSED with this clutch! Every year I intend to pick up a classic khaki trench coat and forget, so thanks for the reminder.

    Dasha | WindyCityWardrobe.com

  2. I do not have a trench coat. I’ve always had trouble finding one that worked with my height (or lack of it!) being only 5 foot tall. I do think they are so stylish though.

  3. I love your outfit. I haven’t invested in a trench coat just because in Houston it’s so darn hot almost all the time. If I lived somewhere a little cooler that would be at the top of my list for investment pieces. I love your off the shoulder top, with the red heels.

  4. Love the mix of prints going on here! Such an adorable top and everyone should have a classic trench like this in their closet!

  5. This is such a classic look with a modern updated twist. The classic trench, gingham (duh such a classic) the skinny jean (love the raw hem) and the classic red heel…..obsessed!!!!