The Trench coat is a British Classic staple in any transitional wardrobe and remains a timeless fashion symbol. We all long after a Burberry coat, but on the high street you can still find amazing trench coats at a fraction of the price.
The trench coat is by no means limited to the ‘workwear’ wardrobe, but can be dressed down or dressed up to suit an array of styles that makes it one of the most versatile pieces in any wardrobe.
The featured coat in this edit is the Jack Wills Ambrose Trench coat, now retailing at £149 but was bought in the sale for under £90-so keep an eye out!
What most drew me to the coat was the creamy colour, which I find far more flattering for a larger range of skin tones, whereas some of the traditional tan colours can be less complimentary especially on more olive skin tones.
Look out for cotton blends when you’re choosing your trench coat as cotton is a better quality material. The main fabric of this coat is 69% cotton, 25% polyester and 6% nylon with a polyester and viscose lining.
HOW TO STYLE
The easy thing about the trench coat is that its style is effortless. A trench coat can channel both a more rustic out-doorsy style with jeans and a jumper, or a skirt and blouse for out on the town. Pairing your trench coat with a tan leather bag is a classic combination to draw together a palette of neutral colours. For your feet, a classic black leather ankle boot suits this no fuss style, as well as being practical for the transitional weather. Alternatively, block heels suit a more elegant combination.
And here are some alternatives:
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