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Why you can’t live without a trench coat this season

31st March, 2023


Trench coats are one of those things that are always on fashion must-have lists. And for a very good reason! A great trench is a genuine workhorse when it comes to pulling together an outfit as it can work in myriad ways. It’s an easy jacket option in winter and can be thrown on over pretty much everything. I’ve worn mine dressed up or down, with jeans, with pants, a dress… the list goes on. It’s one of those special items that are a genuine shortcut to looking polished and chic, and is an easy grab-and-go option on those days when you’re not entirely sure what to wear. Also, it layers beautifully in winter, and is a stylish lightweight option almost all year round. A bonafide staple.

When buying a trench, I think beige is always a great place to start. It’s the universally known hue associated with trench coats since forever and works beautifully with so many different colours. If you want to be a little more adventurous with colour, I’d suggest looking into a navy, khaki or camel hue as all are easy to pair back everything from denim, to black trousers, to a crisp white pant. I’ve also embraced a trench in a chocolate and sky blue hue, which goes to show just how many different iterations there are of this classic piece.

It’s a good idea to try a trench on in person as you want to ensure the length and fit works well with your frame, and it can be a little tricky to do this with online purchases. For a modern take on it, go for something that’s a more relaxed fit (you never want a trench to be totally figure hugging) and a long length silhouette that should at least sit below the knee (FYI the current trend is for a mid-calf to just above the ankle). Also you can’t go wrong with double breasted as you’ll find you’ll be wearing it open most of the time, and it just sits better.

You can find sooo many different versions of the trench these days. From the OG Burberry trench which is a definite investment splurge to chain stores like Zara which often do a great trench season after season at a reasonable price. Go with whatever suits your budget as I guarantee it’s a purchase you won’t regret making.


A few of my fave trench moments…


Shop my trench edit

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