Closet Strategy: Cropped Trench

Hi lovelies! It's been a while since my last Closet Strategy post hasn't it?

With Autumn in full swing I've been thinking about ways to keep warm. I tend to get cold easily so I've been gravitating towards my trusty cropped trench. There's something very classic but casual about a cropped trench coat. I've been finding various ways to wear this and I'd like to share them with you guys;

Outfit 1: Just Keeping Warm
I think this is probably the most classic way to wear a trench coat, but to elevate the look I decided to wear my polka-dot skinnies. This is a great outfit for running errands or touring a big city.

Top: H&M button down
Bottoms: Forever 21 polka dot jeans
Accessories: H&M satchel, Forever 21 earrings
Shoes: Zara heels

Outfit 2: Layers and Layers
I like this look for fall because I like the idea of layering. I think layering can be a bit tough to pull off if you're short, like me. I think the trick is to start off with thin layers and work up to the thicker layers. This is a great look for casual friday or happy hour.

Top: H&M button down, Forever 21 cardigan
Bottoms: Forever 21 skirt
Accessories: Forever 21 nude belt, vintage Prada bag, Charming Charlie necklace
Shoes: Steve Madden Getta pumps

Outfit 3: Business-Ready
And of course we have our business outfit. I like how the trench coat takes place of a blazer in terms of structure. It ties the whole look together don't you think? Add a clutch and a brightly printed skirt and head to your next business meeting in style.

Top: H&M button down
Bottoms: Forever 21 skirt
Accessories: Forever 21 glasses, vintage pearl earrings, H&M clutch
Shoes: pumps

How do you feel about cropped trench coats? Chic or too trendy? Let me know!


  1. I think cropped trench coats are chic! It's like a two-in-one effect, giving a classy look and comfort at the same time! Important things to maintain during cold weather! I'm digging all your looks but number one has to be my favorite- it looks absolutely casual cute! Those polka-dot skinnies were a great idea! Thanks for the style inspiration Deborah! I hope you're having a fantastic day!

  2. Hi Deborah, we were wondering if you're living in the use or columbia?
    you're outfits are great, nice mix! love you're blog, shall we follow?
    greetings from Holland

    1. I live in the US in Washington, DC

  3. I love the polka dot jeans! I haven't seen anything like it before.

  4. Very beautiful outfit ;)

    I follow you beautiful blog. I hope you will follow me back and I will wait for you in my blog

  5. I love the second outfit! :) Very pretty!

  6. These are such cute ways to where a cropped trench coat! Love the coat and the layering done with it is so fun!


  7. Hi Deborah, I love these looks! It is hard to decide which is my favorite, I think I will vote for the second look. I love your blog! Feel free to visit my blog as well! ;)


  8. I love those dotted jeans!

  9. Aw you look so cute in all of them! My favorite is the last one. The trench works perfectly in place of a blazer :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  10. i love your cheekbones! hehe and cute outfit :D

  11. Great post!! I love how you styled your trench in so many different ways, very creative. I don't own a short or long trench for some reason. Definitely something I need to add to my closet, especially after seeing your post. My favorite look is your layering one. I love the collard shirt under the sweater with the jacket. So perfect for fall. And I love the necklace! : )


  12. That trench is so cool and you styled it perfectly in all three outfits. My favorite is the third one, love the skirt. :)

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  13. Loved the first one, speciaally those jeans! amazing

  14. I love the second look! Layering for fall is my favourite. I love the cardi over shirt and belt around it combo! Its certainly cold enough here to wear it 6 degrees - freezing!!

    Look gorgeous, as always.

    Lucy xxx

  15. all the outfits are so beautiful!:) love the beige necklace from the second look!♥

  16. What could be just a simple and cute outfit was made so special by the polka dots on your jeans :)
    The other ones are pretty too :p

  17. Lovely outfits. I love the first outfit so much, the jeans is so cute.

    Sabrina :*

  18. Very creative & stylish outfits, so fitting for each type of situation ;) The mustache earrings are too cute!

  19. I adore the polka dot jeans. Will you like to follow each other? Let me know
    Fashion Talks

  20. Love outfit 1! It's such a casual fall outfit. Would totally wear it! xx

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    Take a look at my blog post :)

  22. Love your list! I agree and relate to almost every point. Politics and fashion blogging are definitely at opposite ends of the spectrum but I am so glad you do it, I love your style!

  23. ♥ BEAUTIFUL look! It looks awesome!

  24. Love looking at all these outfits!! You look so pretty, and with those glasses on too! :) X



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