Art of Style

The Transitional Trench Coats To Add To Your Fall Wardrobe

L-R: influencer Alice Barbier, a street-style star and model Sasha Payton showcase this season’s trench takeover

Timelessly cool and infinitely versatile, the humble trench is often considered the ultimate forever piece – and for good reason. Here, KARA KIA highlights this season’s best buys

Look 1: a street-star style teams her khaki trench with a statement chain bag and patent-leather boots. Look 2: fashion insiders Bianca Lane and Tiernan Cowling work different colors and silhouettes for fall, but nail pared-back perfection

With styles ranging from luxe leather and sumptuous silk to classic beige and painterly hues, the trench is a fail-safe choice for your outerwear collection and the perfect sartorial foundation for welcoming fall. Championed as a true investment piece for trans-seasonal dressing, the enduring power of the trench truly lies in its versatility. Indeed, while its timeless silhouette offers easy layering opportunities for every look – from dresses and jeans to knitwear and tailored pants – the belted waist also ensures a flattering fit with minimal effort. A favorite with fashion insiders for bracing the elements in between shows at fashion week, the trench is as practical and utilitarian as it is chic and relaxed.

When updating your collection of trans-seasonal coats, beige and black provide endless styling potential. The Row’s camel-colored ‘Augusta’ trench is cut from a smooth cotton and silk-blend poplin. The oversized fit is roomy enough for chunkier knitwear and voluminous dresses, while the hood helps to elegantly brace unpredictable weather. Elsewhere, LVIR’s convertible cotton trench is also crafted in classic beige but features detachable sleeves for those surprisingly warmer days, while Joseph’s black merino-wool-blend style is poised for winter temperatures and makes a beautiful layering piece for more dressed-up events.

Looking to make a statement this fall? Consider Oscar de la Renta’s fresh take on the classic trench with its sleek leather number in a saturated, vivid lime green. Layer it over everything from jeans to LBDs for a fashion-forward evening look. Alternatively, Chloé’s color-block leather trench is sure to capture attention. With a slim silhouette and unique puzzle-piece seam, it is ideal for shrugging on over more pared-back looks and feeling instantly ‘pulled together’ – pair with turtleneck tops, wide-leg pants and glossy leather boots. Meanwhile, for a more avant-garde addition, look to Partow’s laser-cutout ‘Mason’ trench. Inspired by the intricate detailing on Persian rugs, its two-tone finish adds intricacy to simple outfits and will also deliver a directional edge to your aesthetic come spring.


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