Does the trench coat ever go out of style? We don’t think so. A British wardrobe staple and one of the key pieces any transeasonal wardrobe should have. AF’s Evan Burrowes has curated a list of trench coats from high street to luxury, womenswear and menswear – and it’s fair to say we want them all.
The trench is a staple wardrobe piece that can be dressed up with your favourite LBD and towering stilettos or dressed down with an oversized grey sweat co-ord and a fresh pair of white sneakers. And this season we are loving the classic trench paired with chunky boots – an easy way to nail the utilitarian chic vibe.
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The pale trench
& Other Stories versatile trench coat is a sure investment piece for your wardrobe. Its lightweight material makes it great for layering over your chunky knits during the colder months. And it will transition perfectly for spring / summer too. With its light colouring, we’d style this trench with light washed denim and crisp white sneakers.
Find it at stories.com. Currently online for £89
The streetwear option
Zara’s Limited Edition trench coat is an easy way to elevate your streetwear and ath-leisure looks. This oversized coat comes packed with details from a lapel collar, detachable hood and adjustable drawstrings, all with a super modern feel. And rest assured you don’t lose any of the technical details or the relaxed fit you would expect to find from a luxe option.
Find it at zara.com Price £89.99
Clean cut and classic
All Saints have nailed all the classic elements you would expect to find on a trench coat. The clean-cut lines, sharp shoulder detail and overlapping collar make this a versatile addition to your wardrobe suitable for both work and play.
Find it at allsaints.com Currently online for £119
The Dark Green
We love this alternative deep khaki green take on the classic Burberry trench. A bold fall statement piece – we’d pair it with chunky black boots as an easy way to nail the military utilitarian look whilst still staying uber luxe and chic.
Find it at Burberry.com Price £1,590
The Comfy trench
Another option from & Other Stories is this roomy relaxed fit trench which has plenty of space for your chunky knits underneath. We love the dressing gown and comfort vibes feel its giving. The large side pockets make it a practical choice and its paler stone tone means it can easily be carried across to spring.
Find it at asos.com Currently on sale for £96
The iconic piece
The Kensington Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat is one of our favourites pieces from the iconic trench makers that is Burberry. This piece is perfect for any autumn / winter wardrobe, and the subtle nova check lining is sure to elevate any outfit it is paired with.
Find it at net-a-porter.com Price £1,450
Mango are renowned for merging timeless style with minimalist design, and this trench from the Spanish brand embodies both these qualities. The oversized fit would look great with your weekend tracksuit and chunky trainers.
Find it at asos.com Price £80.95
Sandro’s take on the classic trench coat this season is a head turner for sure. All the classic elements of a military inspired trench coat combined with an ultra-feminine pleated design, it’s a bold and elegant statement piece.
Find it at Farfetch.com Price £529
Karen Millen’s leather trench mac offers a different take on the traditional cotton material used by other designers. The pointed collar and buckled belt embody the sophisticated spirit of the high street British brand. It comes in three colour ways of pale blue, cream and tan, and is a bold and powerful option for any wardrobe.
Find it at karenmillen.com Price £419.30
Sage and panelling
Love the Trench Coat but not feeling the beige tones? Then look no further than Topshop’s sage coloured trench. On the front, the minimalist design really lets the colour take centre stage. And the back is quite something. Deconstructed panelling, pleating and the contrasting tones all add an extra element of depth to the design that you’d expect from a luxury piece.
Find it at topshop.com Price £59.25
Our menswear edit
The fully loaded trench
Polo Ralph Lauren’s menswear option is the perfect trench to dress up and dress down. The attention to detail is unrivalled. Fully loaded with all the technical details, from the button throat latch and adjustable cuffs, the ventilating eyelets at the underarms and shoulder epilates make it a practical choice for countryside ventures.
Find it at ralphlauren.co.uk Price £595
The rainwear trench
Zara’s menswear trench is one for those who prefer a sleeker, more minimalist design. Its elegant silhouette and clean lines can be styled with a slim fitting two piece, perfect for the office and any occasion you may have after hours (when the lockdown lifts).
Find it at zara.com Price £59.99
The Horseferry Print Car Coat (yep that’s a mouthful) embodies all things Ricardo Tisci and his revitalised vision of Burberry. An ode to the heritage of the brand, the text emblazoned across the coat manages to appear subtle – but don’t be fooled, it’s a statement piece that will be sure to turn heads for anyone who sees it.
Find it at Burberry.com Price £1,890
If you’re looking for a trench to make a real statement, Hugo Boss have not disappointed with their heavy weight wool-rich blend. The military inspired design will undoubtedly give any man who wears this coat a noticeable presence wherever it’s worn. We love the orange tone (even though it’s listed as beige).
Find it at hugoboss.com Price £695
The country / city trench
Our favourite Mango menswear trench is part of their ‘Committed’ sustainable collection. There’s something really special about this piece. It’s giving us Burberry x Barbour mash up vibes. We love the reversible brown collar that makes it so versatile. Pair it with earthy toned knitwear, dark jeans and a sturdy pair of Chelsea boots for a super luxe look that would work just as well in the countryside as it would on Sloane Square.
Find at mango.com Price 99.99
Please note prices are correct at the time of publishing.