Your #1 item to nail understated chic this season…
The Trench Coat. Immortalised by Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Alexa Chung’s festival essential (just take a brief gander through the Glasto archives). And the classic cover-up is always a fixture among the street style pack at Fashion Week, come rain or shine.
So, if you've yet to invest in the perfect 'buy now, wear forever' coat, or are just on the hunt for a dream trench you can actually wear in summer, Grazia picks the best on the market RN. You’re welcome…
The classic trench
Duncombe classic trench, £149, Jack Wills
Can’t afford a Burberry number? We’ve found a great high street version from Jack Wills for just £149 to channel your inner Audrey Hepburn. Looks good with literally anything – from a chic LBD to dressing up an otherwise drab outfit? Elegant outerwear personified? Done and done.
Oversized cape trench coat, £69.99, Zara
For the ultimate SS17 style statement, opt for an on-trend tomato cape-like trench, like this cool cover-up from Zara. Met Gala vibes, non?
Scandi-fy your coat-drobe
The basic rules: 1.) The more oversized the better 2.) Roll up your sleeves 3.) Stick to a muted colour palette.
Say hi to the ‘going out’ trench
From L-R: Prada coat via Net-a-Porter; Metallic 3.1. Philip Lim coat via Farfetch; Elizabeth and James coat via Net-a-Porter
For the super-luxe club, think satin fabrics, ‘look at me’ metallics and pretty in pink palettes.
Keep it khaki
Flowing trench coat with gingham check lining, £59.99, Zara
The utilitarian trend is back in a big way for both SS17 and AW17 (See Burberry, Stella McCartney and Dior), AKA time to dust off your trusty khaki trench. Pragmatic.
Shop Grazia's edit of the top trench coats for SS17, from Zara and Mango to Prada and Burberry...