The trench coat’s fashion reign is unstoppable – utility styles with leather trims, classic storm shields and epaulettes in oversized silhouettes ruled the runways this season. The best trench coats came with a twist, however: at Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller played with proportion by adding pumped-up power shoulders to her trench, while Acne Studios’ Jonny Johansson focused on supersized, leave-your-handbag-at-home pockets. In the market for something with a softer finish? Khaite’s cream-colored coat comes with bracelet sleeves and tortoiseshell buttons, giving it a modern-lady feel.
For a trench with real sartorial endurance, Burberry is always a wise investment. With the recent revamp of three of the heritage house’s chicest styles – the refined-fit Chelsea, the classic tailored Kensington, and the relaxed Westminster for off-duty layering – you’re spoilt for choice. Wear yours over double denim with cowboy boots for an of-the-moment edge.
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