A classic trench coat is your eternal style savior; it transcends seasons, fashion fads and is an all-round evergreen. A trench will protect you from whatever life throws at you and be your go-to garment for a quick fix. One reason they remain so enduring in their appeal is their ‘blank canvas’ ability to adapt to trends and always be both of-the-moment yet timeless at the same time.
Beginning its humble life as a utilitarian garment designed in 1895 for British men fighting in the Boer War, the tightly woven cotton gaberdine coat is now an A-list staple with the trademark storm flaps, epaulettes and belt remaining in place. Whether incongruously slung over jeans, a tee and pumps or over a super-sharp power-suit, you’ll always look ready for business.
For an effortlessly cool look like Clemence Posey, roll up the sleeves and leave the buttons undone. Her mens brogues and bowler hat give the look an extra masculine feel.
Emma Stone and Naomi Watts both style their matching trimmed Burberry trenches with indigo skinny jeans though Naomi knots her belt to de-formalize the look. Knotting the belt rather than buckling it will always add an extra casual vibe.
Fergie’s ankle-skimming black trench has a luxe military feel and paired with killer boots looks turned-out and sophisticated. Thrown over a sweat suit, Madonna transforms a gym-bound outfit into something altogether more stylish. A popped collar with scarf will beat off those Fall chills as well!
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