Trench coats are classic for a reason. The clean lines, the crisp belt, the dramatic turned-up collar. These are design elements that feel as fresh now as they did years ago. Just ask Audrey Hepburn, who’s Burberry trench in Breakfast at Tiffany’s still looks amazing .
I’m obsessed with trenches right now myself, probably because there are so many great versions floating around with updated details. From a heavier fabric to fun patterns, there’s no reason to not snag one for your wardrobe. Let’s start with the iconic tan canvas version. You definitely don’t have to break the bank to get a great coat. This oversized one from Mango or this drape-y trench from Everlane are great places to start. Or this belted one!
If you’re looking to splurge on a really special piece, cool-girl staple Khaite has an exquisite trench this season. The top on this Another Tomorrow trench is a twist on the usual shape. Or you can split the difference cost-wise and settle for something in between, like this APC coat .
Switch it up with a darker color, like this deep navy one in a shorter length. I’m obsessed with this deep mustard-y yellow color which feels really French to me, non? An olive green shade gives it even more of a military-inspired vibe.
If you’re looking for something really out there, this J.Crew coat with fun Italian wool labels are a perfect twist on a beloved favorite. A slouchy, gray trench coat with big pockets is a cool update. How about a leather trench coat, if you want a little more flash? The beautiful brown color of this one is perfect for fall. There’s a faux-leather, too, if you don’t do real leather. Finally, because you know I love a plaid, here’s a plaid trench.
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