trench coats

Best trench coats: The ultimate investment piece

The most versatile new season buys

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. This season is all about shades of brown and caramel, which is 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.

Anyone looking to inject a bit of fun into their wardrobe should consider this season’s love-in with florals or animal prints – perfect for really making an understated outfit sing and for instantly reviving any workwear or weekend look. Go one step further and pic a sequin number, as seen at Ashish.

Another big trend for the season is vinyl, 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. For a less shiny finish, we’re also loving the faux leather options seen at Nanushka and OSMAN. Smart enough for work and glam enough for a wedding, we say they’re worth every penny.

Also new this season: sheers and pastels, for an altogether more romantic feel. Layered over a midi floral dress, they will make you SS19 ready. We’re especially into sage green and powder pinks. Last but not least, checks are always a good idea.

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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