The trench coat is the timeless outerwear your wardrobe needs, especially in this changeable weather.
Trench coats are a classic. The easiest, chicest, way to tackle the tricky transitional period and we can’t get enough. Still, after all these years.
Burberry is the obvious heritage brand, but there’s so much more on offer than the infamous check-lined beige trenches; the fashion house has been reviving the style with a myriad of luxe finishes - think brights, metallics, patchwork, tasseled and ombre.
Though I’ve dabbled with navy trenches in the past, I’m really all about the classic beige. For effortless French girl cool, wear over a simple t-shirt and skinny jeans, and add a pair of white trainers (see our edit of the best trainers). If you're going for more of an Insta-elite statement look, wear over pretty much anything.
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A trench coat is exactly the wonder garment you need right now. Bomber jackets aren't waterproof enough, it’s too cold for your oversized 80s blazer and we’re not ready to go full waterproof sports mac a la Isabel Marant and Versace.
If there’s one piece that you invest in this year, it should be a trench. Whether you go for a creative gingham by A.W.A.K.E and Loewe or want to keep it classic in Prada. But, if you're not ready to splurge just yet, there's some really chic options on the high street: expect bold checks from Topshop and lots of cuff details at Zara.
Shop our edit of the best trench coats now…