The Fashion Memo

The Transitional Trench Coats To Add To Your Spring Closet

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


With styles ranging from classic cotton and cool denim to durable gabardine and glossy patent, the trench is a fail-safe choice for your outerwear collection and the perfect sartorial foundation for welcoming spring. 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. Loewe’s chic, camel-colored trench is cut from smooth and durable cotton gabardine. The relaxed fit is roomy enough for layering knitwear and voluminous dresses underneath, while the spliced back and sleeves reveal the striped lining, giving it an office-appropriate feel, too. Elsewhere, Isabel Marant’s ‘Garali’ trench is crafted from coated canvas and features storm flaps to protect you from the elements on cooler days, while Gucci’s version has a pleated hem that is ideal for dressed-up occasions.

Looking to make a statement this spring? Consider Bottega Veneta’s elegant take on the classic trench in a fresh shade of white cotton. Style it with layers of cream and beige for a refined daytime or evening look. Meanwhile, Chloé’s denim trench is sure to draw attention. With an oversized fit in an indigo wash, it is ideal for shrugging on over pared-back looks and feeling instantly ‘pulled together’ – wear with turtleneck tops, wide-leg pants and glossy leather boots.


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