How to style a cropped trench coat

Trench coats have always been a staple in the fashion world, known for their timeless look and versatility. The cropped trench coat is a modern twist on this classic, offering a shorter, more contemporary look that’s been catching everyone’s eye. While this new style is definitely on-trend, figuring out the best ways to wear it can be a bit tricky. So, I’m excited to share styling tips and outfit ideas to help you effortlessly incorporate the cropped trench into your wardrobe. Whether you’re aiming for a casual look or something a bit more polished, I’ll guide you on how to blend the classic charm of trench coats with the fresh vibe of the cropped version, ensuring you look stylish and feel confident.

For more ways to style this iconic piece be sure to check out my 6 Ways to Wear a Trench Coat and How to Style a Trench Coat posts as well.

How to style a cropped trench coat

how to style a cropped trench coat

I’m excited to share a range of outfit ideas for the cropped trench coat, from elevated casual looks to more sophisticated, dressy options. Whether you’re aiming for a relaxed style or dressing for a more formal occasion, these suggestions will showcase the versatility of the cropped trench. Be sure to click on any image to shop the outfits below.

layer it over a dress

One of my favorite looks is layering a cropped trench coat over a dress. I particularly love pairing a cream knit dress with a tan trench coat. And then accessorizing with matching boots and a chic bag. This outfit works perfectly for various occasions, from a day out with friends to a work setting and beyond. It’s a versatile and stylish choice that effortlessly blends comfort with chic.

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style it with mom jean and ballet flats

For a smart casual outfit, opt for pairing a cropped trench coat with jeans. I personally love pairing a cropped trench coat with high rise mom jeans for a relaxed yet chic vibe. The high rise waist, whether it’s a skirt or jeans, goes perfectly with the cropped look of this trench coat. I then love to add ballet flats and a coordinating bag to elevates the look. It’s perfect for various occasions, from having lunch with friends to a casual chic work look. This outfit is undoubtedly a must-have in my wardrobe.

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style it casually with jeans and sneakers

If I’m looking for a casual yet stylish outfit, I often style a jeans and sneakers look and then add a chic cropped trench coat, which elevates the whole look. This combination is great for everyday activities like running errands, or picking up the kids from school and more. It’s not only comfortable and practical, but is also a great way to add a touch of sophistication to a casual look making it an ideal choice for staying stylish on the go.

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pair it with a trouser pant

Wearing a cropped trench coat with trousers is a chic choice, especially when opting for a monochrome white look. Pairing white trousers with a classic white T-shirt and layering a trench coat over the top adds an extra layer of sophistication. This outfit is undoubtedly one of my favorites is perfect for transitioning into spring and summer. For the warmer weather I then add sandals for a relaxed yet polished vibe. If you’re looking for an easy to style, monochrome look this season, look no further.

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Tips for Styling Cropped Trench Coats

Opt for High Waisted Bottoms

Pair your cropped trench coat with high waisted skirts or trousers. This pairing highlights your waist and balances the look. It also creates a flattering silhouette that complements the shorter length of the coat. Whether you opt for trousers, a skirt, or jeans, be sure to opt for a high waisted fit when styling with your cropped trench coat.

Layer Well

Don’t be afraid to use the cropped trench as a stylish way to layer. For example, a long shirt, sweater, or dress beneath the coat adds an interesting dimension and depth to your outfit.

Play with textures

Consider playing with textures and colors underneath to contrast the trench, such as a chunky knit sweater or a vibrant blouse, to add depth to your look.

Go Monochrome

Create a sleek, unified look by wearing your cropped trench in a monochrome outfit. I personally love going for a one color or two color look. For example, opt for an all white look with a tan trench coat or an all black look with a white trench coat. Or, alternatively, style an all white look with a matching white trench coat, the options are endless for this easy to style look.

Accessorize Wisley

Choose accessories that align with the cropped coat’s vibe. A pair of statement earrings or a bold necklace can draw the eye up, balancing the cropped style, while a stylish pair of boots or heels can complement the coat’s length and complete the look.

Shop the trending cropped trench coats

I’m excited to share some of my favorite cropped trench coats with you. Simply click on each one below to explore and shop. Whether you’re looking for something classic, trendy, or unique, there’s a style for everyone.

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cropped trench coat outfits

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