Friday, 6 September 2019

30 Ways To Wear a Classic Camel Trench Coat #30wears Challenge

For this month's 30 wears challenge I'm sharing another wardrobe classic, my camel trench coat. It's a must have piece for the cooler weather!

Each month I look through the blog archives and find something I've worn 30 times or more to create this wrap up post showing you 30 ways you can wear a similar piece from your own wardrobe. Inspired by the 30 wears challenge I heard about in The True Cost documentary. It's a challenge to slow your shopping by ensuring each piece you buy will be worn 30 times or more and to reduce the environmental impact of fashion.


30 Ways To Wear: Camel Trench Coat


30 Ways To Wear A Camel Trench Coat | #30wears | away from the blue blog


This trench coat hit 30 wears quite quickly - I don't have a lot of winter coats in my wardrobe so this is worn at least once a week to the office in winter, and on colder spring and autumn days. Unlike in the northern hemisphere where a trench is more of a spring or autumn piece, this cotton twill fully lined trench coat is thick and cosy and perfect for a Brisbane winter!


Cost Per Wear

Worn more than 60 times on the blog I really wish I could remember the price I paid for it to calculate cost per wear. I remember buying it on sale at the outlets when shopping with my mum - it was massively reduced, definitely under $50, as it was out of season and one of the buttons was falling off. I bought it and set it aside for the next winter (after my mum fixed one of the buttons!). I had it before my blog, so more than 8 years ago. Given that I've had it more than 8 years and worn it faithfully every winter, I'm sure it's less than the '$1 per wear' figure most people aim for to get value for money. I'm really pleased with this purchase and don't see me getting rid of this coat any time soon!

Everyone needs a classic camel trench in their wardrobe, and this post covers just some ways you can wear it!


30 Ways To Wear A Camel Trench: Video Style






Camel Trench Coat With Burgundy


camel trench coat worn with burgundy in 6 different ways to wear | away from blue

You'll see a few go-to colour combinations come up in this post! While camel is a great neutral and goes with every colour in my wardrobe, there are a few colour combinations I repeatedly try with this trench. Burgundy is one of them. While I love my burgundy pants with the camel coat, I do like other burgundy pieces like a scarf or dress.



Tench Coat with Monochrome Black Outfits


adding a cmael trench coat to a monochrome black outfit 6 ways to wear | awayfromblue

Black and camel is another frequently worn combination. While I have added in some other colours to these outfits with accessories, the outfits themselves are monochrome black. Classic little black dresses or a black top and pencil skirt together, a camel trench coat is a great topper with a monochromatic black outfit.


Camel Trench Coat and Jeans


ways to wear camel trench coat and jeans  | awayfromtheblue

While I wear my camel trench coat frequently to the office with more formal outfits, it also looks great worn more casually with jeans. You can see a couple of the outfits here are older ones as I last wore blue jeans 2 years ago! Any colour of denim looks great with this neutral camel trench coat though.


Trench Coat and Printed Outfits



Of course, being a classic neutral shade, a camel trench coat works with all kinds of printed outfits. it's the perfect neutral topper to a colourful print mixing outfit, or an easy choice with a printed dress!


Camel Trench Coat and Sheath Dresses


camel trench coat and sheath dresses office outfit ideas | away from blue

I love a good sheath dress for the office, but all the ones I have are short sleeved or sleeveless. This trench coat is great topper for cooler weather, it keeps me warm and works perfectly with the prints on the dresses, no matter how bold they are! Just like with the other printed outfit options above. A sheath dress and a trench coat is staple formal office style.


Trench Coat and Pencil Skirts


4 ways to wear a trench coat with pencil skirts office outfit ideas | away from the blue

Another work outfit option, a pencil skirt pairs equally as well with a trench coat as the dresses above. You can go with a classic black one, or have a little more fun with colourful printed or textured pencil skirts. It's the best neutral outfit topper no matter what skirt you wear. This trench coat really does go with everything!



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For more outfit inspiration and ideas, you can view all the 60+ ways I've worn this trench in my blog archives, or browse the complete 30 wears series.

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60 comments:

  1. Wow you did such an amazing job in styling this trench in so many different ways! Have a wonderful weekend darling.


    xoxo
    Lovely
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  2. You manage to create so many beautiful outfits with that classical camel trench coat x

    Laura
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  3. This trench has such lovely neutral design and colour that it creates sophisticated look with everything <3

    LackaDaisy

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  4. A camel trench coat is such a great wardrobe staple! Love all the ways you've styled it!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  5. This is such a great, classic piece, and I love all the variety you have here! It reminds me that I really need to update my trench jacket. I have a similar one but it is falling apart... I'm due for a refresh!

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    1. I will be so sad if this one falls apart, I love it!

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  6. I see you really know how to style your beautiful camel trench! Unfortunately, a camel trench belongs to the pieces they doesn't suit me ...
    xx Rena
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  7. nice video, love all the way you styled it
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  8. I love a good camel trench coat! Thank you for sharing! I love how you styled all of these looks.

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  9. Loving all of these! I actually don't have a camel trench because I can never find the right shade - love this one! (I do have a teal one though, haha!)
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    1. A teal one would be awesome! Most of my jackets are neutral - I need to be more adventurous!

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  10. I love all the ways in which you styled your trench coat. It looks great with everything. A camel coat is such a classical piece. It looks great with all black outfits, very elegant. This is such a great idea, showing 30 ways to wear an item. I try to wear my items as much as I can too and I think I hit 30 wears with most of my clothes.

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    1. it is a fun post to put together too and see the different ways I've worn things! It's interesting the pieces I thought I'd hit 30 wears on I really hadn't!

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  11. I love a good trench coat. The best thing is being able to get the most out of your wardrobe. It's about time for me to take out my layering pieces for autumn soon.
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  12. I love everything you wear! You look so beautiful and cool in these outfits, what beautiful shades!
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  13. This is a wonderful post! It’s very informative and helpful. I love the great options you have shared around this timeless piece. A basic that every woman should have in her wardrobe.
    Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!
    Vanessa

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  14. Oh, how I wish I had a nice winter coat! It's just so dang HOT here in Louisiana!

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  15. I love when you do these posts, Mica. It shows how a good piece can we so versatile. I am always telling my followers to shop their closets, because they probably have perfectly good pieces that aren't getting worn enough. That camel trench coat is the perfect length. I have a black one, they gets worn a lot in the fall and spring when it is cold, but not freezing. Ha, ha. Have a great weekend, sweetie. - Amy
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    1. There is so much in our wardrobes when we stop and reflect, it's good putting posts like this together as I really see that!

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  16. I agree that a camel trench coat goes with everything and you certainly proved it with your outfits! I especially loved how you paired it with burgundy.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  17. That is such an amazing piece! It's classic and will look good years from now! It dresses up and down so nicely! I love how it looks when you've paired it with burgundy!

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  18. You really get a lot of use out that trench coat! I love all of these looks. So great for the colder weather! Hope you guys have a great weekend!

    Shauna

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  19. This is easily one of my faves. Such a versatile classic.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  20. Oh my goodness, I've never thought 30 different styles from one coat. You are so awesome, Mica.

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    1. Thanks, a coat like this makes it so easy to wear more than 30 times!

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  21. Ooooh! I love your trench coat! I was in a trench coat vibe for the longest. The color of your coat looks nice! With the calculation of the cost per wear, you made your money's worth! I love the different outfits that you have rocked with the trench coat, especially the dresses. I got some nice outfit inspo for the cooler season! Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Glad I could give you some inspiration :)

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  22. I love trenchcoat s and the best are in beige! However that color doesn t suit me in my face! Luckely I can enjoy your ways of styling them! Love it!

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  23. Awesome ideas! THanks for sharing :)

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  24. I've always been obsessed with this camel coat of yours! It's such a classic and you styled it so many amazing ways.

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  25. I love a trenchcoat for work and your styled it so nice with the different outfits and scarfs. Thanks for the visit to my blog and your sweet comment. Have a nice weekend. :)

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  26. Its such a classic look. Like you can find these jackets all the way back in the 70's through today. totally a classic!

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  27. Wow, so many awesome styles! You did a great job to come up with 30 different ways! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the fashion inspiration! Fab post! <3 xx

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  28. Se ve estupenda está entrada ! Espero verte pronto por mi blog! Me encanta saber tu opinión sobre mis entradas! Feliz sábado ! ♡♡♡

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  29. Oh my gosh, what a wonderful post! I love how versatile that piece is. It's always great to have items like that in your wardrobe. Just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! You have a new follower. Can't wait to see your future posts :)
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  30. That's totally why it's considered a classic piece, I think. It absolutely goes with everything. And you've showcased that so wonderfully.
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    Jodie

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  31. That's amazing that you have had the trench coat for over 8 years now! It looks great with everything you paired it with. I really love how it looks with burgundy!

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    1. Definitely a great addition to my wardrobe!

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  32. love how you styled the camel coat, these would be a great reference.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  33. Wowww this is such an amazing post Hun! I love classic pieces like this trench coat so much and love all the different ways you've styled it!! x

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  34. Wow, you've gotten so much wear out of this one coat! It looks great with everything, especially burgundy!

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  35. I used ti have a black one but it was really old and threw it away. Not I am on the hunt for new black and caramel one :)Love they way you styled it!

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  36. I'd like to have a brown trench coat as it's versatile and classic. Nice to know you used this coat a lot, you styled it several ways I can't imagine. Have a nice week ahead!

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  37. A trench coat, and especially a camel one, is such a classic, that you'll be wearing it for many years to come! xxx

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  38. WOW! That brown trench coat has been very useful and it's such a classic. Glad you were able to use it to its potential!

    Eena ☼ cabin twenty-four

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  39. I love all three styling, i am looking forward to the coat season.
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  40. Such a beautiful and creative outfits with this coat!

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  41. I love a good trench! It looks great on you!
    xx- Nina

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  42. That's awesome you worn the coat 60 times.

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  43. I love the versatility of this coat. It’s absolutely stunning and the way you styled it is perfect http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2019/09/give-gift-of-romance-with-pearl.html?m=1

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  44. The camel trench is a classic and it's so versatile! I love how you styled it so many different ways!

    Mai
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  45. Just stopping by to wish you a great week ahead!

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  46. So much inspo in this post! A camel coat is a classic

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  47. It is such a classic piece and great for seasonal transitions, too! Love it!

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  48. Love seeing all of these outfit photos! I was a little bit surprised, when I got my trench coat, to find it so versatile and useful for me. (I probably shouldn't have been so surprised, it's a classic for a reason! But the season for lighter-weight coats in NYC is quite short.) It's hard to find the exact right camel shade (some of them are a bit too gray, others a bit too warm-toned or yellow or brown), but the right one is very versatile and goes with all kinds of colors and prints, as seen in your photos!

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    1. This is a good winter coat for me, I agree it would be hard finding the right kind of one for the in-between seasons. This is perfect for Brisbane winter :)

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  49. I don't own a trench coat! Seems easily styled with many options.

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  50. I love these posts! I am more and more aware of cost per wear than ever!

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  51. Thanks all for your lovely comments! :)

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