Mom Tips for Styling a Trench Coat (with 3 Easy Outfit Ideas)

How to wear a trench coat- ideas for moms

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Since the spring and summer capsule wardrobe for SAHM's (stay-at-home moms) includes a trench coat, today we're going to see one styled! 

I'm hosting Tabitha from the blog Tabitha Lane to share three basic, casual mom outfits that you can pair with a trench coat. 

As you'll soon read in her tips for styling a trench coat:  there are few rules on how to wear one! 

I found this banana republic trench coat at a consignment shop for $18.99

I found this banana republic trench coat at a consignment shop for $18.99

Trench coats are a staple in a woman's wardrobe. They pair with so much! They can be dressed up or down. (Seriously, throw one on for errands or over a formal dress for that party!)

If you don't own one of these yet, don't worry. I barely bought my first one last week. Remember? I've only been on this fashion-learning journey for about a year (I launched the blog one year ago, March 1!). I used to think trench coats were boring, so I never got one. But then I was frustrated by the lack of a basic coat that could go with everything. Live and learn :)

Here are my favorite things about a trench coat so far:

  • it can be worn year-round
  • it's a classic (think French minimalism and Audrey Hepburn)-- add it to your closet and it'll stay "in style" for years to come
  • it's long enough to cover outfits with tunic-length tops
  • you can find them in a variety of neutrals... white, beige, taupe, olive, navy, blush..

So keep building up the basics in your wardrobes, mamas. Don't go for frill and fun prints until you have the very basics available in your selection. Your outfit re-mixability will explode if you follow this rule! A trench coat should be on your shopping list! (See links to some at the end of this post.)

Please welcome Tabitha as she shares some easy mom outfit ideas around a basic trench coat!


Tabitha is a wife and mama and runs her fashion blog over at www.tabithalane.com. If you love new fashion, distressed jeans and hats, you're going to enjoy browsing her site! 

You can also find her documenting her life with beautiful pics over on Instagram.

Take it away, girl!

 

Hey guys! I’m Tabitha and I am a life & style blogger located in Denver, CO! I’m so excited to be featured over here on Corina’s corner of the web! I feel like we have the same mission of helping and empowering women to feel confident in their clothes and look effortlessly styled but still comfortable! 

One of my closet staples for the spring is the classic trench. It’s a lighter jacket so it’s a perfect layer to keep you safe from a cool breeze without being too hot or heavy. 

What I love about the trench coat is its versatility. I find myself reaching for it over and over again regardless of my outfit choice because it always brings an extra level of sophistication and polish while still maintaining an “I just threw this on” vibe. 

I’m here to give you guys a few ways for styling you classic trench this spring so you can look fabulous effortlessly! 

Outfit #1 Chambray Top & Black Skinnies

This is one of my go to outfits for every season. I love these high waisted jeans from Levis and this chambray top from Anthropology. This outfit can be paired with almost any type of shoe but I love the way these kate spade oxfords pair with the trench to dress up the look a little bit! 

Outfit #2 Peplum Tee & Mules 

The next way I love to style my trench is just over a t-shirt and jeans. I love this peplum tee from Urban Outfitters because I think it makes the outfit a little more feminine and these Articles of Society jeans that I got from Trendz Boutique in Denver are the bomb diggety. I’m obsessed with raw hem jeans for this season and these are the perfect fit! These mules were a target score and I’m totally loving them with everything! They’re super versatile and so comfortable! 

Shopping Links: Jeans | Peplum Tee | Mules

Outfit #3 Pajama Style Top & Distressed Jeans

This is one of my favorite ways to wear my trench because it’s so unexpected. I love these Sole Society boots but this would also pair perfectly with a pair of pumps for a night out! 

Shopping Links: Hat | Boots | Shirt | Jeans

The key to the trench is to find one that falls right at or just above your knee. This will elongate your legs and give you the classic vibe your looking for! 

The rule for styling your trench is that there are no rules! Wear it with jeans and a tee or pair it with your favorite dress and heels! Rock it with confidence because you will look fabulous in it! 

I hope this was helpful! What is your favorite way to wear a trench??

Trench Coat Shopping Links:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4

More at Forever 21


Check out Tab's blog at www.TabithaLane.com!


 
Mom outfits to wear with a trench coat. Love the tip to add a trench coat to a mom wardrobe because it's a basic that goes with everything- casual and dressy! Love this whole blog. Specific fashion tips just for MOMS!!