It’s beginning to feel a lot like autumn, and there’s a distinct breeze in the air that means only one thing: jacket (and shacket) season has arrived. Whether it’s a denim jacket or a leather number, there are plenty of lightweight options out there, but only one style of outerwear really transcends time unlike all others: the trench coat.
Trench coats have been around for decades, and the classic style just never seems to go out of fashion. September and October are the perfect trench coat-wearing months, and the time when there are the most out in shops.
Trenches are great due to their versatility; you can wear a trench coat over pretty much everything. Yes, they most classically look stylish over a simple white tee and some great jeans and boots, but you can also throw one over a floral midi dress, skirts, dungarees, and even knitwear when the weather begins to get even colder. They’re great for layering; wear yours with a slip dress now, and a thick-knit jumper, leather trousers and chunky boots come December.
There are always so many trench coat styles to purchase every year, from the super affordable to the all-out luxe. True devotees may well be saving for a Burberry style, which is arguably the holy grail of the trench. However, the high street always produces plenty of replicas that are just as chic, high quality, and versatile for styling.
This year, the best really are on the high street. The likes of Marks & Spencer are offering trenches for as little as £55, while other slightly ‘mid-range’ high street stores like Arket are selling theirs for just over £100. No matter how much you have to spend, there will definitely be an option for you.
Trenches are also new and exciting this year; modern styles come in different colours such as black and khaki, as well as different materials like leather.
We’ve selected the best trenches to shop now to help you choose your perfect style this A/W.
13 best trench coats for 2020