This whole week I’ve partnered up with the Mint Julep Boutique to show you how to wear a trench coat 3 different ways. I’ve already shared how to wear a trench coat to the office and how to wear a trench coat on the weekend, today I’m sharing how you can wear a trench coat as a blouse.

As you know garment versatility is the best way to get the most wear out of your garments and maximize your wardrobe.  Thinking outside of the box is key when trying to find new ways to wear your clothes, you have to get a little creative.   Wednesday I re-fashioned my H&M jumpsuit into a pair of pants and today I re-styled my trench coat as a blouse.  This trick is generally best for light-weight, drapey fabrics and if your trench has buttons, that’s a bonus.  Here’s how you can turn trench into a blouse using a safety pin:

  1. Take one side of your trench coat, wrap it over the front of your body and tuck it into your pants.  Be sure to check that the coat is tucked neatly so that it isn’t creating unnecessary bulging in your pants (that would be awkward)
  2. Roll the back of the coat to desired length and tuck remaining material into the back of your jeans
  3. Use a safety pin to fasten the front of your trench coat at desired depth (you can show a little or a lot of cleavage depending on your preferences)
  4. Adjust un-tucked side to give the illusion of a blouse or you can wrap the other side over and tuck it into your jeans for a faux wrap blouse

To get a flattering finish make sure you’re wearing the right style of pants and pairing patterns or colors appropriately for your body shape.

Take some time and check out the Mint Julep Boutique to see their wide selection of women’s clothing for quality clothes at an affordable price.  If you’re loving this trench coat then you’re in luck because in teaming up with the Mint Julep Boutique I am also able to give one lucky winner a $25 gift card!  Today is the last day to enter, so use the Rafflecopter widget below and good luck!

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*Special thanks to Mint Julep Boutique for sponsoring this post.


Mint Julep Trench Coat c/o|JCPenney Jeans|Love Cortnie Clutch|J.Crew Heels|ALDO Earrings & Ring