It's simple. With a nice trench coat, you can be wearing a crappy t-shirt and ratty jeans underneath and still look like the most stylish person in the room. Yes, a jacket can do all that. You just have to pick the right one for you.
Image: AK Anne Klein ruffle trench coat on sale at Macys.com for $94.99.
This AK Anne Klein trench coat is classic in color and style except for one little detail: the ruffled collar. The ruffles at the neck add a little flavor without making the coat look too trendy. The basic khaki color and mid-thigh length make it the most wearable trench style for most body types.
This cropped trench coat by Jones New York is the perfect topper for the not so tall crowd. For those of us who are shorter than 5'5'', a longer jacket can overwhelm our frames and make us look even shorter. And while I'm okay with being a shorter person, I definitely don't want my clothes to shrink me even more. The cropped trench delivers the look at the right proportion for a little frame. So don't be afraid to go for the abbreviated length.
Image: DKNY green trench coat on sale at Macys.com for $99.98.
And if you just gotta be different, check out this trench by DKNY in this gorgeous fatigue green color. The classic shape and style means you'll wear it forever. But the unique color adds a bit of stylish fun to this wardrobe staple.