Spring is almost here, which means it’s the perfect time to layer with a trench coat. Although a classic, tan trench coat is one of my closet staples, I have recently discovered that a patent leather trench coat is one of my closet staples, too.
A black patent leather trench is chic yet bold at the same time, which is why I love it. It also reminds me of the Matrix, in a good way. The key to pulling this look off is to find a trench coat that doesn’t look like it was made out of a garage bag, or is too stiff. I lucked out with the Leith Faux Patent Leather Trench Coat, but it’s currently sold out.
The best quality of owning a patent leather trench coat is that you can use it to elevate the simplest outfit. All you really need to wear with it is a pair of well-fitted jeans, a tank, and minimal strappy sandals. If you’re daring enough, you can wear the trench coat as a dress with a black mesh turtleneck and tights underneath. No matter what you pair the trench coat with, be prepared to make a statement.
The patent leather trench coat is becoming so popular that it’s also available in other colors and some prints, like the print of the year- snakeskin. I would love to own a red or toffee colored one in the future, but it’s not super practical in Florida. Let me know if you plan on trying the patent leather trench coat trend in the comments below!