Best Trench Coats of 2020 & Trench Coat Outfit Ideas

When I polled you on IG Stories about what you wanted to see on the blog, the overwhelming response was “Trench Coats & How to Style Them.” So, today I’m sharing a curated roundup of the best trench coats of 2020 and some trench coat outfit ideas.

One of the most versatile spring staples you could possibly invest in is a trench coat. Here’s why: trench coats work double time to keep the weather at bay while seamlessly blending with almost anything you already own. Pair with a sweater and jeans, throw over a maxi dress, or layer on top of a skirt and blouse. Virtually every spring outfit works with a classic beige or hazelnut trench coat.

Before we begin, a note about spending. Anything I consider a closet staple is a splurge for me (over $100). I define staples as pieces I’ll reach for year after year and that don’t go out of style, like leather boots or a neutral bag. Trench coats absolutely fall into that category, but I’ve also included some options under $200 and under $100 in today’s post!

Best Trench Coats of 2020: Classic Styles

Listed in order from affordable to investment.

You can’t beat a classic khaki trench coat. It’s the ultimate between-seasons, go-with-everything outerwear piece. I love neutral trenches because they’re versatile, can be layered with anything, and are a true closet staple. Here’s a roundup of my favorite with everything from storm flaps and A-line cuts to double-breasted and belted styles.

Best Trench Coats of 2020: Color and On-Trend

Listed in order from affordable to investment.

If your head says trench but your heart says colorful, you’ll love these top picks. These are my favorites in varying hues and jacket styles that incorporate classic elements like double-breasted silhouettes, belted waistlines, detachable hoods, and waterproof or water-resistant fabrics.

Trench Coat Outfit Ideas

Here’s the thing: A trench goes with pretty much any outfit, so styling comes down to the coat’s color, length, and the pieces you’re pairing it with. Below, I gathered up some trench outfits from Pinterest & my own closet that are easy to replicate!

Everlane Trench Coat, Light Denim, Similar Sneakers

Blush Trench, White Top, Levi’s, Rebecca Minkoff Bag

Similar: Camel Trench, Light Jeans, Tall Tote, Gucci Mules

Best Trench Coats of 2020

Similar: Longline Trench, Cami, Black Bag

Similar: Checked Trench, Black Jeans, Black Bag, Booties

Green Trench Coat with Heels

Sage Trench, White Top, White Culottes, Black Bag

How to Style a Trench Coat

Griege Trench, Sweater, Denim Skirt, Bag, Boots

Trench Coat

Blush Trench, Levi’s, Heels


The older I get, the more I appreciate a streamlined seasonal closet that’s well-outfitted with timeless essentials and accented with on-trend pieces—a great trench coat will absolutely fall into that category! I hope this trench roundup was helpful and that you find the perfect one for your 2020 spring. Let me know what other round-ups you want to see below in the comments. xo!


Best trench coat outfit inspiration sources in order: Khaki Trench, BB Dakota Trench on Me, Beige Trench Coat (Pinterest), Long Coat with White Pants, Checked Winter Trench Coat, Sage Rain Coat with White Culottes on MeThin Trench with Skirt, Belted Trench Coat