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Winter style 101: the classic trench coat

Into the Wild Trench
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Into the Wild Trench Marc by Marc Jacobs
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Looking for the perfect winter coat for all shapes and sizes? The traditional British trench coat has a flawless silhouette to get you through crisp winter nights and gray weather days. Trench coats are classic, and a great long term investment. Constantly being updated and reinvented by designers, you’re sure to find a perfect match, and you can almost be sure it will outlast the season’s trends.

The longer the trench, the leaner your silhouette. This beautiful long trench by Burberry makes cotton look completely chic. It can be dressed down with jeans for daytime wear, and can be totally glammed up with a mini skirt or dress for a night on the town. This rich navy creation by Paul & Joe Sister is a perfect length, at an affordable price, and is sure to keep you cozy.

If you’re looking for a fresh and trendy coat to spice up your outfit, opt for a print, a bold color, or a fun fabric. This bright twill wonder by Kate Spade will have you forgetting it’s winter, and this wild leopard trench by Marc Jacobs is all you need to jazz up your favorite leggings or jeans.

For a casual and laid-back look, try a mid-length khaki coat. This timeless and affordable jacket from Gap screams “unfussy and cool”. To add some relaxed flair, tie it at the waist, instead of buckling it as expected. This longer design by XOXO pays close attention to detail, and won’t break the bank.

For cool evening temperatures, or breezy afternoons, make sure your closet is prepared with this favored classic coat. You don’t want to be left in the trenches!


  • DLW 5 years ago

    I love the coats this season...I really wish we had more months
    of the cold weather. I'd buy all styles. Love your article!

  • Jules 5 years ago

    Quality article as always!! Thanks Ash

  • MDC 5 years ago

    Oh how I look forward to your articles... Love them. Thanks

  • Josephine 5 years ago

    American Rag made a super cute quarter length leopard coat @ Macy's, maybe some day burberry will b in my closet.

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