Make Like Meghan And Shop 10 Of The Best Spring-Ready Trench Coats


by Danielle Fowler |
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There’s no denying Meghan Markle’s sartorial pulling power. From her penchant for seriously covetable arm candy (we’re looking at you, Strathberry) to the 36-year-old’s now-famous McQueen moment, the former actress has certainly cemented her status in the fashion sphere.

And just when we thought her newfound royal wardrobe couldn’t get anymore enviable, the duchess-to-be rocked her most relatable look to date on her latest engagement.

For the Invictus Games team trials, the former actress dressed up an official polo shirt with a khaki-hued trench by new go-to label - Babaton for Aritzia. In rather unsurprising news, within a matter of hours the ‘Meghan Effect’ sent the spring-ready number flying from the shelves.

But her latest purchase was to be expected, as she has a thing for Canadian labels RN. Having spent the entirety of her Suits career based in Toronto, the former actress will have popped into Aritzia for a Saturday scan no doubt.

To accessorise the highly-publicised look, she donned a pair of her trusty Mother Denim jeans (yes, she successfully brought back the bootcut in the process) but this time, left her enviable accessories collection at home.

Ever since she donned the look, it’s remained etched in our minds and we won’t rest until we can bag a similar spring cover-up.

Designed to combat the inevitable shower or two, the trench coat is a failsafe option when patiently awaiting the summer sun.

From this month’s high street champions to investment pieces designed to weather-proof your look season after season, these are the items on our April checklist.

If it has the Buckingham Palace stamp of approval, then it’s good enough for us…


Trench Coats

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Linen Trench Coat By Mango, £89.99

FYI, linen is back and more covetable than ever this season. In need of inspo? Head over to Mango for the best of the pack. We'll be teaming ours with a crisp white shirt and a pair of this season's most sought after sandals by the label.

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Monterey Coat By Ganni, £260

Famed for slogan-emblazoned t-shirts and Insta-famous beaded bags, Ganni is an obvious choice when on the hunt for wardrobe updates. This season, we have our hearts set on this saccharine-hued trench. Team with the Scandi label's fruity accessories and cult banana-themed tee.

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Pink Trench Coat By Zara, £69.99

Zara fanatics, rejoice. The Spanish fashion giant has dropped a series of seriously covetable trench coats online and it's safe to say, we want the lot. But for those of you who can't wait to dabble in spring hues, we recommend checking out this millennial-inspired number.

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Two-Tone Trench Coat By Uterqüe, £180

Zara's sister brand is our new go-to when searching the depths of the Internet on a weekday evening. But who can blame us? We can't wait to don this two-tone trench when the sun says hello... For added style points, team with a pair of white ankle boots.

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Raima Coat By Weekday, £110

Fellow Scandi go-to Weekday is a must when looking to update your spring wardrobe in a few simple sartorial steps. Ever since the flagship store landed in London, we've bid farewell to our wage in exchange for a handful of shopping bags. We'll be styling this kimono-inspired number with tailored trousers and slip-on mules come summer.

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Classic Trench Coat By Monki, £65

Another Scandi frontrunner, Monki is the go-to hot spot for outerwear this spring. With a plethora of trench coats in a multitude of styles, Meghan will no doubt be the first to check out the range.

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Belted Shell Trench Coat By Prada

For those looking to make a serious splurge come payday then look no further than this Prada number. Dubbed the 'Shell Trench', we're getting retro vibes and can't wait to dust off our Vejas and don ours a belt bag a la Bella Hadid.

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Lawson Trench Coat By Babaton For Aritzia, £137

Leave it to Meghan Markle to kick-start a trend. The royal-to-be stepped out for her latest engagement in Babaton for Aritzia's now-famous 'Lawson Trench' and as a consequence to the 'Meghan Effect', it flew from the shelves. If anything, keep the Canadian label on your radar for spring-ready shirts and lustworthy outerwear. Trust us, it's well worth the shipping costs...

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Classic Trench Coat In Navy By Warehouse, £89

For those looking for a classic, check out Warehouse's latest drop. The high street giant has introduced a trench which not only boasts a traditional silhouette but comes in navy or camel. We're spoilt for choice.

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Black Vinyl Trench Coat By The Kooples, £395

For that cool-girl throw-it-on vibe, check out The Kooples' latest 'It' item. Yes, vinyl is back for round two this season and we challenge you to name a more chic way to weather-proof your look...

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