5 Tips to Stay Warm in a Trench Coat

Posted March 30, 2022 by in Fashion
A Woman In Trench Coat Standing on the Street Near Her Bicycle

Some people love winter, while others hate it. We all have to deal with it, though, and there are plenty of ways to stay warm and cozy in the winter months. One easy way is to wear a trench coat. Trench coats are versatile and light, making them perfect for cold weather. The sleeves come down long enough to cover your wrists, the length of the coat comes down long enough to cover your thighs, and they look great on everyone. Some of the best trench coats for women at Viktoria & Woods are a staple in just about any wardrobe. From the classic tan trench to the newer more modern styles, trench coats are perfect for layering over your fall and winter outfits.

Fall is here and it can be tricky finding the right coat since it’s not quite cold enough for a down coat or jacket. Trench coats are perfect for this in between weather. They can be worn over jeans and a sweater, dress, or even a suit. Here are 7 tips on how to stay warm in your trench coat:

  1. Wear Layers

You want to wear layers underneath your trench coat to keep you warm. Trench coats are made of cotton so they’re not very thick, thus they’re not very warm. A light sweater or blazer with a t shirt will definitely keep you warm during those cooler fall days.

A Woman in Black Beret Hat and Trench Coat Walking on the Street
  1. Choose A Darker Color

Tan is the most popular color choice when it comes to trench coats but we recommend choosing black or navy blue if you want something that will help you stay warmer. Darker colors hold in heat better than lighter colors so stick with darker shades if you want something that will keep you warm during those colder fall days.

Woman in blue trench coat

  1. Make Sure Your Trench Coat Fits Properly

The first thing you should do when planning to wear a trench coat on cold days is to make sure that it fits properly. A trench coat should not hang loosely on your body. It should fit snugly around your waist and be slightly longer than most of your other coats.

You’ll want the sleeves to come down over your wrists, and the pockets should be close enough that you can keep your hands in them without exposing them to the elements. This will help prevent wind from getting under your clothes and chilling you further.

A good fitting trench coat will help keep you as warm as possible while still looking stylish and fashionable.

A Woman in a Trench Coat Wearing Sunglasses

  1. Double-Breasted Jacket 

Look for a double-breasted jacket that is belted at the waist. A double-breasted jacket will do a better job of keeping you warm because it has more cloth than a single-breasted jacket. It also adds a little bit of extra protection from wind. Belting your trench coat at the waist will help keep out drafts as well.

Woman in stylish hat and trench coat on bridge

  1. Tie at the waist

On the flip side, if your trench doesn’t come with a belt or if it does but you’re looking for something different, try tying a contrasting scarf around your waist instead (check out how Gwen Stefani makes this look so good). It adds a pop of color and gives you more shape than just leaving the coat open would.

Woman in Brown Trench Coat Sitting on Sofa Chair

Do you like the classic trench coat style? Let us know in the comments below!