There are many benefits to incorporating a trench coat into your business wardrobe. It will keep you stylishly dry on a rainy day, add a certain flair to your cool weather outfit, and look great with a pair of rain boots or heels.
The versatility of this closet item certainly makes it a sound wardrobe investment. Here are three more reasons to invest in a trench coat:
- A trench coat is timeless. Worn by classic beauties throughout the years, everyone from Audrey Hepburn to Julia Roberts, they continue to show up at parties, office functions, and black tie dinners. Today they come in a plethora of fabrics, colors, and designs. Stick with a traditional camel colored coat or step outside the box and choose a style with an edgier vibe.
- A trench coat is versatile. A trench is casual enough to wear out on a weekend shopping adventure and chic enough to wear to an evening dinner party on a cool night. Wear it full length and buttoned for protection from the weather, or draped over your shoulders to show off a little black dress underneath. The same trench can give different outfits a whole new look. Pair it with skinny jeans and heels on Saturday night, and a sweater and skirt to the office on Wednesday. With a change of clothes and details, no one will notice it’s the same outer garment.
- A trench coat is a closet staple. It is true that a good outfit is made even better by adding the right accessories. A simple watch, heirloom ring, or statement necklace can add personality to an already strong outfit. Topping your look off with a fashionable trench takes it to a whole new level. I suggest your first purchase be a neutral color, and as your paycheck expands, consider an additional coat in a brighter color hue (bright yellow, hot pink).
It’s hardly a secret, a trench coat ads style, grace, and sophistication to any outfit. One good trench will last you many years, and several versions will offer a lifetime of choices.