There are some items in fashion that transcend all trends, eras and personal styles A trench coat is one of them. Like a good Breton, Gucci loafer or Chanel handbag, a classic trench remains one of those perennial wardrobe pieces that don’t age—one we reach for every year to elevate all our outfits. Purchase the perfect style, and you’ll turn to it again and again. I personally wear my favourite trench year-round, layering and de-layering as necessary. They truly shine in spring, though, when you’re desperate to wave goodbye to your wool coats for another year, but the transitional weather still calls for some protection from a cool breeze (or flurry of snow if this spring has anything to do with it).
Turn up to any fashion event in April, and I can guarantee you at least 50% of us will be wearing a trench, so you know it comes well and truly fashion expert approved. It helps that they work thrown over dresses, jeans, skirts, tailoring and just about any outfit you can think of. Dressed up or down, for a wedding or weekend, they always make you look polished. And the best part? You don’t need to spend thousands on a designer style to get that look. Yes, a Burberry or Totême style is a fantastic investment—one you’ll likely wear forever, so the cost per wear makes it worth it. But with so many amazing classic (and trend-led) versions on the high street these days, you can easily spend a lot less on a seriously impressive style.
So where to go to find the best on the high street? Keep scrolling, and you’ll find 25 beautiful trench coats from the likes of COS, H&M, Arket and more that you’ll never regret.
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