I recently posted a photograph of myself in an old ASOS trench over on my Instagram and it seems that loads of you guys are similar to me in loving a trench for this time of year. For me, they’re just the perfect transitional jacket to have as they guard you against the elements with an extra layer of clothing, without being too thick or bulky. A classic trench is such a timeless piece to have in your wardrobe and if you pick the right one, it will last you for years to come.
As I mentioned above, I’ve had mine for a good few years now and I’m in need of an updated version so have been scanning the shops for the best, affordable version I can find. I also saw that Vogue did a trench coat edit, which was more of a high end, luxury collection of pieces so I decided to put together a more high street version of my top 10 trench coats that you can shop now…
This Zara number has been at the top of my wishlist for a couple of months now. It’s double-breasted, over-sized and the perfect colour for a trench. I’m also usually really happy with the quality of clothing that I get from Zara so it’s pretty much a no brainer that this would be my number one choice. The only sticking point is the price, as it is a little higher than usual, albeit well worth the investment if you plan on wearing it year after year.
This trench from Mango is more of your typical trench coat with a classic colour and understated features. This one is again double-breasted which is a must for me.
I saw this one on the queen of effortless style Hannah Crosskey and man, did she make it look good. The check panels give the coat some extra detail and it also has a very relaxed, over-sized fit meaning it’s perfect for those who love laid back chic.
At the higher end of the price range, this linen piece from & Other Stories stands out from the rest. It’s much more subtle than others I’ve seen and has a more fitted shape, again making it more of a classic style trench coat.
Here’s another version from Zara, this time a little different in shape and a khaki green colour but I thought I’d throw this one in as an alternative as not everyone loves a camel coloured coat.
You might have seen that I recently wrote a trend piece about the leather look, which is set to be huge this Autumn/Winter. Leather trench coats were a big part of that on the catwalks at fashion week so I’ve found a high street version for anyone that might want to branch out a little further.
Personally, I like a longer length coat which comes to roughly around the mid-calf however that length is not for everyone, especially if you’re a little shorter naturally and I saw this beautiful alternative on Zara, which still has an over-sized fit but is slightly shorter in length.
For anyone with a tighter budget or just not wanting to spend as much as the previous options, this M&S trench is a steal under £50. It’s a classic trench, in a stone colour with matching buttons and as always with M&S, I can imagine it will be great quality too.
Again, for those that love a bit of an alternative style and extra detail, this Zara number has a contrasting black belt to cinch in and accentuate your waist. I also love the statement shoulders and which give me a real 80’s vibe.
Finally, I’ve got this little beauty from ASOS Design. I liked this one due to the colour and also the extra over-sized fit. It’s very casual and relaxed which you all know I love, as well as being middle of the range price-wise so is much more affordable than some of the other options above.
I hope this little high street edit has helped give you some inspiration and that you found a trench coat you love. Let me know if you decide to buy any of these pieces or if there’s another trench on the high street you’ve got your eye on…