Now that the weather’s finally getting warmer, the best trench coats are the perfect upgrade from your winter coat, and will still keep you cosy until you can transition to bare arms and a summer dress.
When it comes to outerwear, they’re one of those classic investments that any woman should own – and if you don’t already, then you’re in for a treat, because this season brings you some of the chicest styles I’ve seen in a long time.
There is something to suit everyone, whether you’re after a trend-led piece or something a little more timeless.
If it’s the latter you’re after, go for a tan, cream or beige shade. For spring/summer 22, I’m loving the neutrals trend, which dictates layering different separates in muted shades. An 80s style butter yellow coat will look beautiful over a white linen suit – try Stand Studio’s vegan leather trench for this.
That said, you can never go wrong with a tailored beige or navy trench, which Max Mara and Burberry excel at.
For those more fashion-forward souls, try adding a pop of colour to your outfit. Bright pinks and reds are everywhere right now, though royal blue and apple green work as well. The key is to wear it with confidence, and to not be afraid to mix and match different colours.
Still not sold? Trench coats are well-known for being one of the most flattering styles of outerwear. By simply fastening the belt, anyone can have an hourglass silhouette. Plus, while it can take a while to find the best trench for you, once you have, you’ll never part with it, rewearing it season after season.
This to me, means it’s the perfect investment piece. Scroll down to shop the best trench coats that will suit any shape, style or budget.
Kassl Editions’ ‘Oil’ coat is such a cool interpretation of the classic trench – it has partially detachable sleeves that can be shrugged off your shoulders and draped like a scarf. Made from coated cotton-blend panels, it has a thick, partially concealed belt to temper the relaxed shape.
Tap into this season’s joyful trend with Baum’s pastel pink coat – a longline, unlined trench coat with button closures in the front and buttoned patch pockets in the front.
The Bonded Malfile Charah Coat is a double breasted style with a volume fit. This elegant wardrobe addition features a waist belt with pin buckle and is finished with button cuffs.
Traced with contrasted scalloping, this coat is tailored from breathable wool-gabardine and boasts the hallmarks you’d expect from traditional styles, like the storm flaps, double-breasted front and long length.
An oversized silhouette instantly makes a piece look expensive, even if it isn’t.
Cut to a mid length, this trench comes in a relaxed silhouette and a double-breasted front.
The buttery honey shade of Stand Studio’s Hope coat will provide a sunny counterpoint to grey skies. Crafted from faux leather, this double-breasted trench is cut to a full-length silhouette and features a buckle belt to define the waist.
Look to Ahluwalia’s Wave trench coat for a contemporary take on a classic, made of orange, blue and cream panels cut from upcycled Italian fabric.