This ASOS trench is perfect and it costs less than £100

I'm a firm believer that you can never own too many trench coats, which is why I'll be adding a couple to my wardrobe this season, including a rather perfect checked version, courtesy of ASOS.

I first spotted it on influencer Hannah Crosskey's Instagram stories and it was love at first site. It has a chic check pattern with classic camel-coloured sleeves, and has a slightly oversized fit which instantly makes it looks expensive.

In fact, I first thought it was designer, until Hannah pointed out that it was ASOS, and cost a mere £75 which I'm sure we can all agree is a bargain for a trench coat that in theory will last you forever.

This is perfect if you're looking for a new season coat which is a little bit more exciting than your classic trench - although there's of course room for that too.

Shop now: ASOS DESIGN trench coat with check splicing for £75 from ASOS

It's currently available in all sizes, and also comes in CURVE, which goes up to a UK size 30. I don't expect stock will last for much longer though, so in my opinion you should get it before it sells out.

Wear if over a knitted midi dress, paired with white boots for an effortlessly chic look.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.