The classic trench coat is a wardrobe staple you’ll love now, and forever.
We’re all for new season newness. Whether it’s a statement autumn knit or a pair of chunky stomper boots, the new season is the perfect time to experiment with trends. But if you’re looking to commit to a piece that offers long-time appeal there’s one wardrobe hero that promises to last a lifetime: the trench coat.
A solid style staple, a timeless trench is perfect for those days when the weather is blowing a gale at 9am and unspoilt sunshine is forecast for 4pm. And in case you hadn’t noticed, the street style set loves it, too
The classic design of a beige trench makes it ideal to layer over experimental on-trend looks to keep even the most stand-out styles (supersize collar shirts, anyone?) down to earth.
Are you ready to commit? Whether you’re searching for a style to take on your staycation or looking to invest in a piece of fashion history (like the iconic Burberry styles, above) here’s our pick of the best trench coats to buy now and wear for years to come.
Best trench coats
A longline trench is the perfect companion for those tricky transeasonal days. This style from sustainable label Reformation is a sale buy to snap up, fast.
Wear this khaki trench coat open over a Breton T-shirt and beige tailored trousers for a classic everyday outfit that will never fail.
In tan, navy and black, this classic double-breasted coat style is universally flattering. It also comes in sizes 6-24 and is created using a blend of recycled fabrics.
The cooler months don’t have to mean dull colours. You’ll wear this minty hue style across all seasons – be quick, the sizes are selling out fast with this bargain.
Planning a staycation? This wear-everywhere trench is the only coat that you need to take with you, and looks just as cool when seeing the sights by day as it does over dinner and drinks by night. You’ll want to flash the cool checkered lining on your winter walks, too.
New Look has created this faux suede coat for new season and it looks even more chic IRL. Also in cream, this one will work with everything from midi dresses to wide leg trousers.
When it comes to timeless trench coats, there are none more iconic than the Burberry original. Thomas Burberry invented gabardine fabric in 1879 – and the brand’s trench coats have been cut from it ever since, making the Kensington coat not just an investment piece to treasure, but your very own piece of fashion history.
We’ve got used to wearing a lot of white for summer, so why not continue it through to autumn/winter? This coat in the Asos curve section can be found in sizes 16-30 and will look so chic with neutral shades of beige, tan and brown.
If you like a twist on a classic then this logo cuff coat is a winner. The 90s edge keeps it fresh while the black hue makes it timeless.
If tailoring-inspired designs feel too formal, then you’ll love the relaxed fit of this Arket take on the trench. Oversized silhouettes are perfect for adding layers underneath once it gets cooler.
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