Vinyl Trench Coats: Not Just for Spies and Really Sassy Ladies

When it comes to the best new coats for autumn and winter, we have a new contender to win Trend of the Season: The vinyl trench coat. Not just for the super sassy out there, the right high-shine trench is a true investment piece. It’s also the easiest way to make sure your entire A/W 17 wardrobe stays consistently on point.

Jeans and a tee? Instantly elevated by a glossy trench. Chic office wear? Only bolstered by a belted vinyl number. Don’t even get us started on the magical way you can layer them over evening ensembles without detracting from the dressy vibe. Like we said, a true—if unexpected—investment purchase. So naturally we’ve already started to round up the best vinyl trench coats to shop right now.

If you’re new to the art of a statement coat, dipping your toes into the vinyl trend with a classic black trench might be the best way to start—there are plenty to choose from, thanks to this belted beauty from Mango or Topshop’s double-breasted version. If you’re feeling bold, however, we’d suggest opting for a rich burgundy, bright red or Millennial Pink; all of which you can find in the gallery below. Start scrolling now to see the Who What Wear UK edit of the best vinyl trench coats to shop stat.