It's safe to say, we all love a trench coat. From beige gabardine to something a little more directional (think leather, wipe-clean vinyl or denim trench coats), the classic style is one that will stand the test of time. We can guarantee that this is a piece you will have in your wardrobe for years (and years) to come; great news for those looking for cost-per-wear value.
As we slowly make our way towards spring, the trench coat (avec storm flaps when the weather turns wet) comes into its own. Transitional dressing can sometimes be tricky, so a thinner jacket you can layer over slip dresses or cosy hoodies is a real outfit saviour. Perhaps that's why the street style set - in New York, London and Milan - have relied so heavily on the classic trench. In New York, one woman layered hers over a vest top, checked shirt and high-waisted slacks. In Milan - the capital of glam - another paired her coat with snake-print trousers and knee-high boots.
Both chose a relatively traditional beige trench - H&M, M&S, Uniqlo and COS all have brilliant trench coats for women that want an effortless kind of polish - but, as we mentioned earlier, if you don't fancy a neutral, why not try a dash of orange à la Eva Chen? Or, if you're seeking something a little easier to wear with everything, Zoë Kravitz's shiny vinyl style (or a leather trench coat) might be the way to go.
For layering over jumpers, I often size up and look for longer styles. Ideally, a trench coat will hit at that sweet spot between the mid-calf and the ankle; great for the days when you have no idea what to wear and need something sleek to pull everything together. (Top tip, men's styles are often cut with a more slouchy feel and are longer-line - the bigger, the better in my book.)
Here's our edit of best trench coats for women for you to browse...