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