The best trench coats come in all shapes and sizes, from neutral shades in classic shapes to stand-out voluminous, textured and colourful styles guaranteed to liven-up your wardrobe. It’s a timeless classic we believe every woman should own. And here’s why…
Thanks to their unrivalled versatility, the best trench coats have long been regarded as a trans-seasonal staple. In fact, they are one of the few items of clothing suitable for both casual and smart occasions. With jeans or tailored trousers, ankle boots or trainers – they just work.
They’re one of those items that can take a lot of pavement pounding to find the right one, but once found, it’s something that you can wear season after season, and is well worth the investment.
If it’s something classic you’re after, go for a tan, cream or beige shade. The trend of the season is no doubt the leather trench coat, both durable and stylish. REMAIN Birger Christensen has the perfect Instagram-worthy turquoise style, but if you’re after something more subtle, then look to ARKET’s black belted leather trench, which taps into next season’s Matrix trend. The perfect investment piece for AW20/21 too.
Another showstopper comes in the newest iteration of JW Anderson’s beige balloon sleeve trench which took the catwalk by storm last year. This season, it comes in navy, with a heritage red check on the lapels. A real beauty.
It’s selling fast, so if you can’t get your hands on it, try the all shades of brown and caramel approach, a nice update on the classic camel trench coat. If that’s still too bold for you, navy is a safe bet if you want a style that can be donned for work or at the weekend.
As we transition into the colder months, the pops of colours we’ve seen this summer turn into more subdued shades of khaki, cream and burnt orange. For the midseason, try lighter fabrics such as linen. My favourite style is Loulou Studio’s khaki version.
Another big trend for the season is vinyl and all things (faux) leather, tapping into our love affair for all things 70s. Everyone from Warehouse to Topshop have got in on the act, meaning you don’t have to splash out for this luxe finish. However for that pure luxury feel, I say Loewe and Nanushka‘s take on the trend is worth every penny.
Also new this season: the sleeveless trench, ideal for adding texture to your look, for example layered over a floaty floral dress, or knitted mid. I’m especially into Marni or Bondi Born for this.
Still not sold? Trench coats are well-known for being one of the most flattering styles of outerwear. By simply fastening the belt, anyone can have an hourglass silhouette.
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