Trench coats are one of those things that people always say are a classic but the difference is, they actually are. They've been around for AGES — quintessentially British along with Hunters and crockery with the monarchy on.
Burberry is the obvious heritage brand. As well as their classic beige ones, they've been reviving the style with brights, metallics, patchwork, tasseled and ombre.
Though people dabble with navy trenches, we're all about the classic beige. For effortless French girl cool, wear over a simple t-shirt and skinny jeans, with maybe a pair of white trainers. If you're going for more of an Insta-elite statement look, wear over pretty much anything.
They're exactly what you need right now. Bomber jackets aren't waterproof enough, macs look a little too waterproof when it's almost warm enough to wear sandals.
If anything's worth investing in, it's a trench, but there are also some properly chic ones on the high street for under £100. We love Cos's decontructed style — more camel than light beige, and low-key chic. Zara's more relaxed style is good if you're not on for anything too officey.
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