9 Non-Boring Ways to Style That Trench Coat You Never Wear

Trench coats are undoubtedly a key component in wardrobes everywhere. Used for everything from protecting oneself from a drizzling day to being the perfect light layer for a chilly spring outing, this article of clothing serves so many purposes, making it difficult to get excited about when it comes to fresh outfit ideation. However, as of late, we've noticed some of the most stylish street style stars conjuring up inventive new ways to style a trench coat that we wanted to share with all of you. 

What can sometimes seem like a "boring" outerwear option has recently stepped up in terms of reputation, silhouette, and overall impact on one's outfit of choice. Here, we rounded up nine new ways to wear a trench coat that will have you pulling yours out from the depths of your coat closet. We guarantee that after reading this article, you will not only be excited by your trench coat once again, but you'll also be inspired to come up with a handful of new ways to style it. 

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Style Tip: Mix and match glitzy and beachy accessories in an effort to spice up your go-to trench coat–and–skinny jean look. 

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Style Tip: Toughen up a sweet minidress with a color-blocked trench coat and striking loafers. The addition of a hair bow and ankle socks is highly recommended. 

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Style Tip: Play off the harsh appearance of a leather trench by styling it with casual track pants and a graphic tee. Here, we love how she topped the look off with hot pink pumps and a bunch of beachy anklets. 

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Style Tip: Make neutrals feel exciting again by mixing textures and proportions. Chunky platform boots will make even the most "boring" of hues feel 10 times cooler. 

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Style Tip: Slip into sneakers the next time you are unsure about what shoes to wear. This all-black pair is the perfect contrast to the timeless Burberry trench and chain-print mini. 

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Style Tip: Feeling like a plaid trench coat is too prep? Then throw on some striking shades, a beret, and the most goth combat boots you can find. 

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Style Tip: Add some instant polish to a flowy floral dress by way of a long trench coat. Carrying a more abstract handbag will freshen up the otherwise expected look.

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Style Tip: Make a tailored suit feel more utilitarian by layering a trench coat on top. We love how she slipped a contrasting neutral shirt underneath hers for that necessary third piece. 

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Style Tip: In case you hate all neutral-colored trench coats, we're leaving you with this striking green version. No matter what you wear underneath, there's no way anyone would deem your look boring.