This past October, I put together a holiday wish list that included a few pieces of clothing I’d been hoping to add to my closet, including this trench coat. I couldn’t stop thinking about all of the ways I wanted to style it, so I was pretty excited when it finally arrived in the mail. I was planning to layer it over a minidress with a pair of strappy heels for a chic holiday date night look, but the colder than average night time temperatures had a different plan in mind, and I soon realized how impractical that was. Still, since I loved the way it looked with the high neckline of the minidress, and in my stubborn refusal to find another option, I bunched the dress up and wore it as a top instead. Pairing it with some black skinny jeans and boots was a more realistic alternative, and I actually loved the way it turned out, with the trench being the focus of an otherwise all black ensemble.