When it comes to wardrobe wonders, few pieces rival the eternally stylish trench coat. Loved by Hollywood icons and current style mavens alike (think Audrey Hepburn and Alexa Chung), it simply never loses its appeal. With warmer weather on the horizon, there’s no better time to shed our heavy Winter coats and embrace this Spring staple. Here’s how.
THE KEY LOOK
The trench’s popularity lies in its versatility. Equally suited to day and evening wear, it looks as good teamed with a cocktail dress for after-hours glamour as it does with weekend denim or smarter looks during the working week.
Our favourite way to wear it this season, however, is with another classic: the Breton. Partner perennially stylish stripes with wide-leg trousers for a new-season approach, adding leather trainers for a contemporary, smart-casual spin.
3 STYLING TIPS TO TRY
No wardrobe item is quite as adaptable as the trench. Transform the look of yours with a few simple styling tips.
1. Push up the sleeves
Ideal for off-duty days, push up the sleeves of your coat to achieve that effortless nonchalance so often associated with the piece. Push up (don’t roll) to just above the elbows and allow the layer underneath to peak through.
2. Button it up
It might seem obvious, but it’s easy to overlook the power of a fully fastened trench. Instantly elegant for evening when teamed with heels, the classic button detailing adds impact, while the tied belt defines the waist.
3. Let it loose
A fluid silhouette is a shortcut to effortless ease. Our trench is crafted with an elasticated waist channel to the back, so that it retains its shape when worn open, meaning you can achieve a looser shape without feeling swamped by it.