A Twist on the Classic Trench Coat

There is nothing more classic than a trench coat. They are versatile, comfortable and practical. It’s no wonder we all have some version of a trench in our closets. I have always been a fan of outerwear since I love to layer my looks. A rain resistant trench coat over a cute dress (seen in this post) and Hunter Boots is one of my favorite ways to style a trench coat in the warmer seasons. With the transition from summer to fall in full swing I am even more excited to be able to layer my trench coats over my jeans and sweaters.

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This striped trench coat is one of my favorite recent J.Crew sale finds. I love that it is light weight so that I can wear it comfortably when it’s still warm, but it will be perfect paired over a sweater in the fall. The blue and white striped shirt look is so different from the classic style. I love patterned coats. They add an extra level of interest to your outfit that is often covered up because of the need to stay warm and dry. Don’t you hate it when the weather gets in the way of a great outfit?!

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That’s where the twist on a classic trench coat comes in. There are so many new amazing styles that go beyond the typical khaki colored trench. Not that I have anything against a classic style (I’m comin for ya Burberry Kensington-you will be mine one day)! But, with all of these great patterns, why not have a little fun with outerwear!? My striped trench is sold out, but I linked a few similar styles and a few other favorites below (this lace trench… To die for!).

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I paired my striped trench coat with the cutest little cherry t-shirt that I just had to have! I’ve mentioned before that I love a great red, white and blue look (seen here and here). It’s one of the easiest combinations to throw together because you know it’s always going to work.

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Do you stick with the classic trench coat or have you branched out to a pattern? I hope you are all having a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by! xo Bryn

Shop the Look:

Trench Coat: J.Crew (similar), T-Shirt: J.Crew, Jeans: Old Navy, Bag: Michael Kors, Shoes: Christian Louboutin

22 thoughts on “A Twist on the Classic Trench Coat

  1. Rach

    That trench coat is ADORABLE! Love how you styled it. Definitely need to copy this look when it gets cooler 🙂

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  2. christa

    Gorgeous! Love the patriotic/nautical feel for late summer!

    xo christa | http://www.gardeniasandmint.com

  3. Chloe of beyond blessed

    Loving this!! Makes me so ready for this long weekend and for fall!!!

    http://beyondblessedblog.com/

  4. Natalie | Natalie Was Here

    A trench coat is a MUST. I’ve worn mine so much that I think it’s time to part with it (RIP). I love the one you’re wearing!

    Natalie Was Here

  5. Chelsea Henriquez

    Love this look! The trench is amazing.

    xx,
    Chels
    http://www.chelseaasoflate.com

  6. Irene

    This is such an amazing post! Have a nice day:)

    irenethayer.com

  7. Meghan

    Such a fun twist on a classic trench. Fab as always!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

  8. Victoria

    I haven’t branched out from the classic trench, but I do love jackets with patterns. It is beyond frustrating when the weather gets in the way of an outfit. In Edmonton, it gets freezing, and I mean freezing. So my outfits in the winter consist of a parka and boots, every day of the week!

    xx Victoria
    http://www.strungingold.com

  9. Christianne

    I have a crush on your trench coat. Love it!
    Xo, Christianne
    http://simplychristianne.com

  10. Jenn Lake

    Those stripes are EVERYTHING! Obsessed!

  11. Anna

    LOVE that trench coat. It is so cute. I love how you styled it.

    Fash Boulevard

  12. TOUCHOFGUCCI

    Oh my god, what a gorgeous coat! I love the style and the stripes! x

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN 

  13. Unhas

    Super stylish look, simple and elegant!
    – Bianca Unhas

  14. Rae

    I adore your trench coat! They’re always a good investment as they’re so timeless and never seem to go out of fashion.

  15. Floortje

    Love this Trench! It’s a perfect twist from the classic one, just like you say so

    Xx,

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  16. marie from heartfelt hunt

    super cute pictures and i am totally into your cherry t-shirt! 🙂

    xoxo,
    marie

    http://www.heartfelthunt.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Marie! It’s cute, right?! xo Bryn

  17. Amy Arnold

    What a great trench! I love it. You’ll get a ton of wear out of it. I have a leopard one that is probably one of the oldest items in my closet.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Amy Ann! I love a good trench coat! A leopard one would be right up my alley! xo Bryn

  18. Jessica Luxe

    Yessss that jacket is so so cool!

    BLOG | BLOGLOVIN’

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Jessica! It was such a great find! xo Bryn

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