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: GoJane.com pumps


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

27 comments

  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!

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  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
    http://www.we-heart-fashion.com

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    1. I live in the US in Washington, DC

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

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  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 www.gabusiek.blogspot.com

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

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

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  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! ;)

    Diana
    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com

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  8. I love those dotted jeans!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  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

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

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  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! : )

    xox,
    anna-lamode.blogspot.com

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

    you're welcome to check out my new post
    xx,
    J
    www.jonnessa.blogspot.com

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

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  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

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

    www.lorietta.cz

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  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

    mykindofjoy.blogspot.com

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

    xoxo
    Sabrina :*

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

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

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


    www.hixvoltage.blogspot.sg

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  21. I've nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award.
    Take a look at my blog post :)

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  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!

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  23. ♥ BEAUTIFUL look! It looks awesome!

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

    Chicnikkie

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