Campus Style

By Heather Hawkes & Jordan Koziol
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Trench coats make an easy transition from business to pleasure. (Photo courtesy of Style Bistro)
Trench coats make an easy transition from business to pleasure. (Photo courtesy of Style Bistro)

LATEST OBSESSION: Trench Coats

Dating all the way back to “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (my personal favorite), trench coats have been a signature fashion statement for decades. The great thing about trench coats is that they are extremely versatile and multi-seasonal. This worthy investment will last you through the winter months and all the way into spring. If you’re on a tight budget, we suggest you invest in a neutral colored trench to increase the adaptability of outfit choices. If you have a little money to spend, grab a few different trenches in various shapes and colors!

Dress it Up!

Got a hot date this evening? What better way to show off what a fashionista you are than slipping on a vibrant mini dress under an elegant taupe trench coat! Throw on some simple jewelry, such as pearl earrings or diamond studs to complete the look, and you can put money down on getting that second date.

Corporate Chic:

Business events are always the hardest for which to dress. You want to make sure you look corporate and conservative, but you don’t want to look like you’re playing dress-up in mom’s closet. A trench coat is the perfect solution to avoid shoulder-padded blazers, and yet still look professional and put together. Try a neutral colored blouse tucked into an A-line patterned midi (no, not mini) skirt with a pair of nude pumps all under a sleek black trench coat.

Keep it Casual:

Jeans and T-shirt kind of day? No problem! A bluish-grey trench coat atop a plain white oversized tee tucked into high-waisted or boyfriend jeans is the perfect way to keep the comfort while looking poised and put together. Slip on a cute pair of flats or Vans and you’re ready to take on the day!