A trench coat is a timeless piece that will never go out of style. It’s the perfect transitional coat, allowing you to easily make the switch from summer to fall, or winter to spring. While trench coats have been a staple for decades, many women are still unsure of how to wear them, assuming that trenches are solely professional attire. That couldn’t be further from the truth, though, especially with Midnight Velvet’s chic coat in lipstick red.

Watch what Marcellas has to say about this in his Rev it Up with Red blogpost.

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Here are a few ways to style your fabulous new coat, no matter where you’re going:

For professional chic look

There aren’t many other outerwear options that give you the same aesthetic that walking into an office in a trench coat does. When you want your style to also reflect your business savvy, the red trench is the ultimate choice. Allow your coat to be the pop of color by pairing it with a white turtleneck or even a sheer blouse. Since the trench hits just above the knee, it’s incredibly versatile when it comes to choosing which bottoms you want to wear with it. From wide-leg or skinny pants, to an A-line plaid shirt or a tailored black pencil skirt, the sky is the limit. Depending on the length of skirt you choose, you can also mix it up with the shoes you wear. Keep it comfy with some knee high riding boots or show off those legs with a pair of sling back pumps.

Trench coats can be dressed up or down.

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For weekend wear

Your trench coat doesn’t have to go in the closet when you get home from work on Friday! In fact, trench coats are also incredibly fashionable when you’re keeping it casual. Instead of wearing your office-appropriate wear, go with a printed top or even a tunic blouse with your favorite skinny jeans or leggings. If you’re nervous about looking too laid back in your leggings, don’t worry about it! With the trench coat, you’re sure to still have a pulled-together look that’ll turn heads. If you’re wondering about what shoes to match your weekend look, you can wear just about anything! A pair of metallic flats easily transition from day to night, especially if it’s early in the season. If it feels a little too cold to have so much foot exposed, though, go for your favorite pair of suede shooties.

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“Never forget to accessorize.”

Accessorizing your coat

No matter where you’re wearing your trench coat, be sure to take it to the next level by never forgetting to accessorize. Of course, if you’re heading into the office, you’re surely carrying a bag. Try a black leather tote bag to carry all of your work with you in a stylish way. However, you’re not going to want to lug that bag around outside of office hours, so it’s also handy to have a casual hobo bag or even a leather clutch on deck.

It’s not just bags that you can accessorize your trench coat with, though. Oversized sunglasses and scarves are both perfect ways to channel a classic old Hollywood look without seeming too costume-y. These options aren’t just stylish, either. They’re functional as well. Think about how unpredictable the weather can be, especially during the transitional times of year. Having a scarf and sunglasses handy will end up proving useful!

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