A classic trench coat is the perfect autumn investment piece — here’s where to find the best

While it’s true that the trench coat never falls out of favour, this season has served up some particularly alluring takes on the timeless style (it’s no surprise that it was a street style mainstay at fashion week). And as the autumnal chill sets in, giving us all a glimpse of what to expect in the coming months, the prospect of outerwear that will not only keep us dry on drizzly days but that can be used to elevate almost any look (even leisure wear) is more appealing than ever.

From trench coats in timeless beige to those in sleek leather and even iterations that make a case for colour, there is plenty here to prove that the arrival of wintry weather needn’t be all bad news. Shop our curated edit below.

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Trench Coat Reimagined

While we’re all familiar with the appeal of the classic trench coat (see below) there is an argument to be made for a more modern take, too. Here, the iconic style has been rendered in bright colours, contemporary shapes and sleek leather, offering a statement-making twist on the staple.

From left: Double-breasted leather trench coat from Prada, Long Trench from Saint Laurent, Waterloo Trench Coat from Burberry, Crinkle Effect Metallized Trench Coat from Louis Vuitton, Belted leather trench coat from Gucci.

Can’t Beat a Classic

There is something about the beige trench that simply never fails. Whether it is precisely tailored and demure, or garishly voluminous, this style of coat, worn over virtually any look, will take your style credit to the next level. After all, there is a reason that it has remained a staple of the sartorially-savvy throughout a number of decades and trends. You will never fall foul of fashion with a piece like this in your wardrobe.

From left: Trench Coat from Saint Laurent, Oversized trench coat from Balenciaga, EKD Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat from Burberry, Acne Studios trench coat from Workshop, Loewe Cape-effect cotton-gabardine trench coat from Faradays.


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