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Street Style Lessons on Upgrading Your Wardrobe With a Long Coat

If anyone says long outers are for cold climates only, #ignore them. First, there are ample lightweight options. Second, whether it’s a classic trench coat or a trendy patterned gilet, it’ll instantly lend polish to basics and street wear separates – minus the “office” association that usually comes with a blazer. Click ahead for a street style lesson on how to pull it off.

A relaxed trench lends cool to a corporate-looking all-black outfit
No coat? An unbuttoned long dress works too.
Note the pants length: Long coats work best with cropped cuts.
How to make a mini slip event-appropriate: Layer over a tailored gilet.
Why everyone should own a trench coat: It instantly upgrades tee and jeans.
With a long gilet, even runner’s shorts could wing a cocktail party.
Whimsical prints look arty, not child-like, under a dark coloured trench.
Try a minimalist long coat with jogger pants and heels for a refined spin on sporty chic.
The only thing that’s keeping her hip, not hipster, is that coat.
Thanks to the length, even a bold colour looks sophisticated.
Belt it up and you get a whole new look.