When it comes to timeless style the classic trench coat is at the top of the list. It’s the must-have wardrobe staple with maximum versatility making it the ultimate investment coat this season. The trans-seasonal piece best combines form and function, so you know you will be reaching for it time and time again. Whether you own a vintage Burberry or a contemporary version. The trench coat is light enough for this season but when layered with knitwear it can see you through to Autumn and even some of Winter. This nonchalant outfit will work for everything from long walks in the park to alfresco coffees with friends.
Like any piece of clothing, the trench coat has evolved over time. The Burberry design which was originally created for British soldiers in the First World War has now seamlessly transitioned into womenswear to become a favourite staple for many. The shape remains startlingly current despite being more than 100 years old, proving it to be the ultimate investment piece.
Style tip: To save time in the morning, try tonal dressing underneath your trench. The key to mastering this elegant, and seemingly effortless, outfit is to combine complementary shades. A pop of all neutrals or all black underneath your trench is sure to give you a streamlined look. Trust us it’s a great effortless styling technique with maximum effectiveness. From high-street to high-end there’s a trench to suit every style and budget. Check out our favourite trench coats and ways to style them below.
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Style your trench coat with a silk maxi dress to give you an air of elegance and class. Lisa Olssons keeps her colour palette to neutrals for a minimalistic, chic look. The secret to keeping your trench coat looking fresh is to style it in new and unexpected ways as Lisa has done.
Style Tip: Make sure that both your trench and dress are the same lengths for a more flattering silhouette. If you prefer to accentuate your waist simply tie your belt!
For a high-street trench, this Asos one looks so expensive! The hidden-button closure and subdued tone make it feel polished and elegant. It’s light enough for the warmer days but when the weather gets cold just layer it with a knit piece like Div has done below. It’s the ultimate wardrobe staple to take you from day to night.
Grece Ghanem is our go-to for everyday style. The sage green tone makes this trench coat feel contemporary and on-trend for Summer. It’s a colour that will suit every skin tone and paired with neutrals in different textures can make it look elegant and put together. If you’re looking for a stylish but hassle-free outfit this is your go-to!