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On Our Radar
4 August 2020

Luxe to Less: Trench Coats

Words By Eliza Sears

A timeless silhouette, the trench coat transcends trends to remain an essential layering piece in every wardrobe.

Luxe

The trench coat has long been a staple in many a wardrobe, seamlessly transitioning from season to season, through breezy spring days to blustery autumn afternoons.

From cotton to leather, trench coats can easily elevate any outfit from basic to chic. When it comes to building a wardrobe guaranteed to last a lifetime, investing in a trench coat is a great option, the right trench will earn its place in your wardrobe for years to come.

Many designers have reimagined the history-rich trench, including Paris Georgia, whose Cocoon Trench, an oversized coat with contrast stitching, gives the classic piece a modern-day makeover. But, if it’s traditional, timeless design that sparks joy, there are plenty of classic trench coats on offer too.

ALEXACHUNG Leather Trench Coat, $1,689, My Theresa

Less

For the first time trench wearer, looking to dip your toes into the world of trench coats, spending less upfront is the way to go.

Spending less does not mean your quest to get the look is squandered in any way, and we have options guaranteed to satisfy your desire to try something new and leave you bank account happy and healthy.

Known for simple design, ethically minded brand Everlane is perfectly positioned to bring us a reasonably priced, beautifully designed trench. The double-breasted Drape Trench, made from a breathable mix of lyocell and cotton is slightly oversized with an exaggerated collar. Pair with your favourite sneakers, straight leg jeans and a tee for the perfect morning coffee run or stroll look.

Oroton Cotton Nylon Belted Trench Coat, $699, Oroton

Low

For the budget-conscious shopper, we see you, scanning online stores for the best sales, we hear you, style doesn’t have to be expensive, and we have options.

When looking for the perfect trench to round out your wardrobe, it’s important to note that a trench by design is a simple layer piece, featuring double-breasted buttons, a clean-cut collar and a tie waist. Once you know what to look for, it’s easy to find an affordable trench without compromising on style.

ASOS Design has us covered, their Neon Spliced Trench Coat in Stone offers a colourful twist to the classic silhouette. Made from 100 per cent cotton, the Neon Spliced Trench is ideally placed to be your favourite layering piece as we emerge from the depths of winter.

Mango Flowy Oversize Trench, $149.95, Mango

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