The 10 best trench coats to invest in now

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The change in seasons is a great reason to update your coat selection, but the classic trench is an all season master everyone needs as a wardrobe staple.

The trench coat has become a solid and trusted wardrobe staple, perfect for those days when it’s blowing a gale or just when you need a light extra layer.

Summer or winter, the street style set pair their most on trend looks with the classic trench. Even though the trench began at Burberry, and continues to alter and develop there, the catwalks this season were awash with this particularly reliable outerwear. At 3.1 Philip Lim, Balenciaga, Eudon Choi, Gucci and Isabel Marant all colours and combinations of trench were seen. Fashion insiders’ appetite for a great trench has not diminished over the years; a super swoon worthy JW Anderson check lined trench even caused an editor stampede.

Linda Tol shot by Jeremy Moeller
Trench coats: a top-to-toe beige look is an easy way to style your trench.

How to wear the trusty trench? Very simply, with everything. Whether it be a skirt, jeans, loose legged trousers or a dress, the trench is the perfect companion.

Beatrice Gutu shot by Christian Vierig
Trench coats: style a leather skirt with your trench for a look with complementary textures.

You don’t need to stick to the tried and tested beige trench; navy, black, khaki and grey are great colours to add a little extra oomph to the classic coat. They can even be turned into luxe evening attire when worn in a jewel tone and rich fabric.

Elisa Schenke shot by Christian Vierig
Trench coats: a rich, deep colour is the perfect choice for an evening trench.

Here are our pick of the best trench coats to buy now and wear for life.

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  • Uniqlo women's trench coat

    Uniqlo women’s trench coat, £79.90

  • Burberry The Kensington Long cotton-gabardine trench coat

    Burberry The Kensington Long cotton-gabardine trench coat at Net-a-Porter.com, £1450

  • Arket trench coat

    Arket trench coat, £175

  • Mix/Rejina Pyo double-breasted belted trench coat

    Mix/Rejina Pyo double breasted belted trench coat, £199

  • Somerset by Alice Temperley khaki trench coat

    Somerset by Alice Temperley khaki trench coat, £160

  • & Other Stories belted A-Line trench coat

    & Other Stories belted A-Line trench coat, £159

  • Autograph pure cotton double breasted trench coat

    Autograph pure cotton double breasted trench coat, £89

  • Ganni double cotton coat

    Ganni double cotton coat, £350

  • H&M oversized lyocell trench coat

    H&M oversized lyocell trench coat, £79.99

  • Weekday Isa trench coat

    Weekday Isa trench coat, £90

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