DALLAS, Aug 9, 2009 / FW/ — Bundle up in a closet essential: the trench coat. Utilize this classic piece this fall by placing it over any outfit, even add a belt over the top.

The standard straight lined buttoned placket was modified this season with altered arrangements.

These are shown in all neutrals layered over dresses for a night out on the town or a day into work.

Whatever time of day, this jacket is appropriate. This trend requires no risk, and it promises fabulousness.

 Be a wise investor and commit a purchase to something that will never lead to failure.

So stay classy, appreciate a polished look, and wear a trench.

Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week