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12 trench coats to buy now and wear forever

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The classic trench coat is a wardrobe staple you’ll love now and forever.

Nothing calls for a wardrobe overhaul more than a new season. Enter, autumn, and its plethora of cosy knits and comfy shoes.

But nothing symbolises autumn fashion more than transitional staples, which is to say pieces that fare equally as well in both warm and chillier weather. The classic trench coat is naturally one such piece, whose enduring appeal means that every season, iterations of them are churned out and snapped up over and over. 

Whether you opt for timeless beige and fail-safe black, or you try out a splash of colour or print, the humble trench coat will become the most hard-working member of your wardrobe if you allow it to be.

Are you ready to commit? Whether you’re searching for an investment piece or a throw-on-and-go trench for your autumn strolls, here’s our pick of the best to buy now and wear forever. 

  • Arket linen blend trench coat

    Arket linen blend trench coat
    Arket linen blend trench coat

    Liven up any outfit, any day of the week with this bubblegum pink iteration at Arket. Nailing how to do a bright coat, this sleek, minimalist style is a spring dream. 

    Shop Arket linen blend trench coat, £88

  • Kitri Sam trench coat

    Kitri Sam trench coat
    Kitri Sam trench coat

    Fresh from the edit with influencer Jessie Bush, the Sam trench coat is the oversized style that’ll never date. The minimalist detail and perfect length is all part of the fashion insider-approved package. 

    Shop Kitri Sam trench coat, £199

  • Jakke Shirley trench coat

    Jakke Shirley trench coat
    Jakke Shirley trench coat

    Granted this may not be classed as a classic coat, but splashy outerwear is set to go the distance. London label Jakke specialises in earth-first outerwear that stands the test of time, and this statement-making number is proof. 

    Shop Jakke Shirley trench coat, £249

  • Reformation Holland trench coat

    Reformation Holland trench coat
    Reformation Holland trench coat

    A longline trench is the perfect companion for those tricky in-between weather days. This style from sustainable label Reformation is made from deadstock materials. 

    Shop Reformation Holland trench coat, £270

  • Shrimps black birch checked wool-tweed coat

    Shrimps black birch checked wool-tweed coat
    Shrimps black birch checked wool-tweed coat

    Checked, puff-sleeved, with contrasting detail and matching trousers available. Could this trench coat get any better? You’ll love this coat style across all seasons. 

    Shop Shrimps black birch checked wool-tweed coat at Matches Fashion, £650

  • Nasty Gal plus size two-tone trench

    Nasty Gal plus size two-tone trench
    Nasty Gal plus size two-tone trench

    Looking for attention to detail? Look no further. This soft trench in sizes L-4XL has puff sleeves that’ll elevate even the simplest of outfits. The shorter length will also be perfect with spring midi dresses, too. 

    Shop Nasty Gal plus size two-tone trench, £59.40

  • Ted Baker Eastbrn trench coat

    Ted Baker Eastbrn trench coat
    Ted Baker Eastbrn trench coat

    If patterned shades aren’t your thing, opt for a timeless camel trench. This lightweight, belted style is also machine washable so you can chuck it in with your usual load.  

    Shop Ted Baker Eastbrn trench coat, £325

  • Asos Design crinkle faux leather trench coat

    Asos Design crinkle faux leather trench coat
    Asos Design crinkle faux leather trench coat

    The cooler months don’t have to mean dull colours. You’ll wear this oxblood-coloured style across all seasons – but be quick, the sizes are selling out fast with this bargain.

    Shop Asos Design crinkle faux leather trench coat, £65

  • Maje belted trench coat

    Maje belted trench coat
    Maje belted trench coat

    The go-to for the best basics, this classic camel trench coat is a fail-safe buy you’ll want to wear with every outfit. 

    Shop Maje belted trench coat, £379

  • Whistles Izzey trench coat

    Whistles Izzey trench coat
    Whistles Izzey trench coat

    Wear this khaki trench coat open over a Breton T-shirt and beige tailored trousers for a classic everyday outfit that will never fail.

    Shop Whistles Izzey trench coat, £199

  • M&S Collection double-breasted trench coat

    M&S Collection double-breasted trench coat
    M&S Collection double-breasted trench coat

    M&S had this trench in tan, navy and black last year. This year, it’s back with two new shades. The double-breasted coat style is universally flattering, in sizes 6-24 and it’s created using a blend of recycled fabrics. 

    Shop M&S Collection double-breasted trench coat, £55

  • Asos Design waterfall trench coat

    Asos Design waterfall trench coat
    Asos Design waterfall trench coat

    Brown is having a comeback this season, thanks to fashion’s love-in with all things 90s. This fluid trench is perfect for embracing the hue.

    Shop Asos Design waterfall trench coat, £65

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