At times fashion can seem like a perplexing place, but it’s reassuring to remember it doesn’t exist entirely outside reality, especially when we spot style insiders wearing patent trench coats. Yes, it's not exactly minus temperatures yet, but wearing the best coats is for style purposes more than anything.
In contrast to the overcast clouds typically associated with British weather, once autumn hits, style insiders tend to consider the high shine of a patent or vinyl trench coat. What divides this longline jacket from its counterparts lies in its ability to shout ‘I’m here’ without being brash or painfully impractical.
It’s come to pass that anything brown and its many variants from tan to toffee and beige to butter are cutting through the AW23 trend noise to ascend to the top of our must-wear pile. Naturally, Anthropologie's iteration of the patent trend in classic black is the most in-demand of our edit. Meaning: act fast and add to your basket before we do.
Those keen to ride out this contemporary fascination with brunette shades might enjoy Karen Millen's brown trench (ideal accompaniment to jeans), Jakke's Cassie Leather Mac or Ba&Sh's subtle muted brown tie waist jacket. They're some of the best autumn coats out there.
Inspired? Shop the trend below.
SHOP: The Best Patent Trench Coats To Buy This Season
This Stutterheim Patent leather trench cost is an investment worth making for the coming winter
This beige vinyl coat by Ba and Sh is a must-have if you're looking to look stylish in a versatile
A patent trench coat with a twist because this one is faux leather and has a fur collar and cuffs.
What could we say about this Jakke jacket apart from wow? With an expertly crafted vegan leather
Your perfect solution to high fashion: Karen Millen. Their patent trench coat is, well, the patent
A true wardrobe staple made with glossed water-repellent cotton to ensure rainy days won't ruin
Anthropologie's Cassie Patent Trench is a perfect go-to for forward-thinking seasonal fashion.
Are Trench Coats Still In Style In 2023?
A true testament to the wardrobe staple, trench coats (and more specifically patent and vinyl trench coats) have always remained in style similar to the iconic shearling coat. They're continuously featured on catwalks and have been spotted on many celebrities throughout the years - most recently Jennifer Lawrence.
How To Style Trench Coats
If styling your patent trench coat is a task you struggle to navigate, we've got you covered. They're a lifetime first-rate investment that can be worn with any existing outfit, chic or casual. Pair them with shades and you have a real winner.
Form-fitting pieces tend to bode well with a trench - for casual outfits, black leggings work excellently. If you're looking to style your outfit for a special occasion (or casual wear isn't your usual go-to) then wear one with a long figure-hugging dress, with heels and your favourite bag.