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Three Ways to Wear a Trench Coat

The traditional trench coat is back, and we’re welcoming it with open arms! This classic coat is the perfect piece for autumn, adding a stylish extra layer that you won’t swelter in on warmer days. Plus, a great trench is a timeless buy that will earn its keep in your wardrobe for years to come. Here are our three easy ways to work that trench – and make the trench work for you!

Back to School

Looking good on the school run can be a big ask. After all, you’ve got a million and one other things to be doing in the morning besides worrying about what to wear. The beauty of the trench coat is that you can throw it over pretty much anything and look perfectly put together in the time it takes to tie up the belt!


Wear your trench over jeans and canvas trainers (or boots in wet weather) and a cosy jumper and you’ve got a great easy to wear outfit for running errands after the hectic early morning drop off. Lighten the look with a beige or cream coloured trench, which will look great with blue denim. This nude formal mac is shower resistant too because we all know it’s guaranteed to rain for the school run!

Work It

A coat that’s smart enough to wear over work outfits can be hard to find, but the trench coat is the undisputed boss of workwear cover-ups. A trench can be worn over smart shifts, shirt and trouser combos and even full suits, without ruining the formal lines of the look. Go for double breasted for a super smart touch.

Woman in heels, office wear and trench coat


If most of your work wardrobe is classic black, a belted trench in a deep plum or burgundy will add a colour contrast that’s just right for autumn. We love this belted trench coat with leather-look piping. Plus, they say dress for the job you want, right? If you’re hoping to get on the first rung of the career ladder or trying to decide what to wear to a university interview, looking professional and polished in a trench is sure to bag you extra points for style.

After Dark

It can be tricky to know what coat to pair with your evening outfit, but we think we’ve found the solution in the elegant trench.

Woman in trench coat over sparkly dress


A belted trench will pull you in at the waist, creating confidence-boosting curves in all the right places. Choose one in classic black and you can wear it over pretty much any party dress or evening outfit. Try our Wonderfit skinny jeans in black or indigo with leg-lengthening heels or knee high heeled boots for a smart/casual look that will never date. Or, if you’re in full on party mode, a simple black trench will let sparkly party dresses really shine.

If you want to look amazing in an instant this autumn, invest in a classic trench coat. We’ve got a perfect capsule collection at George in key colours. And with our amazing value prices, there’s no reason not to treat yourself to a timeless trench.