Refusing to let the inclement weather rain on their parade, show attendees at New York Fashion Week have the perfect secret weapon to looking chic in a downpour: the trench coat. The ultimate layering hero should the heavens open, from luxe leather to classic beige, the trench has you covered. Take your cues from these stylish fashion insiders and layer yours over everything from chunky knits to sleek tailoring.
The Row’s chocolate-hued, linen-blend trench coat is a true forever piece. The perfect trans-seasonal style, it will work from spring to fall and beyond. Its oversized shape means it’s roomy enough to layer over the coziest of knits, while its lightweight fabric will complement breezy summer dresses, too. Pair it with black, beige or bold mustard hues.
For a classic with a twist, Milan-based label Halfboy has revamped the traditional trench coat in luxe leather, color-blocked with cream (on the front) and khaki (on the back). With its loose, collarless silhouette and belted waist, it lends a relaxed yet directional feel to your look.
If you’re seeking statement-making outerwear, look to Chloé. The French maison’s leather and denim trench from the pre-spring ’22 collection is sure to turn heads. Wear it over rollnecks and tailored pants now and, once temperatures rise, style it with lightweight dresses instead.
And finally, if you need something with after-hours appeal as well, MM6 Maison Margiela’s black faux-leather version covers countless dress codes. Off duty, it makes the perfect partner for failsafe jeans and a tee, while after dark, it adds a cool edge to classic LBDs.
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