Get Your Street Style on Fleek with the Perfect Trench Coat – PVC, checkered, transparency… the new wave of trench coats blends for every day the avant-garde to traffic-stopping effect. Which fresh coat will take your fancy this spring? Look to the street style crowd for inspiration and choose a clever update on a classic to suit your every mood.
Pale and Pastel
From Left to Right: JW Anderson gabardine trench coat, £1,390 at Mytheresa.com, Mango lapel trench and Elizabeth and James woven trench coat, £800 at Net-a-porter.com.
Amplify the attitude of casual denim with a long-line trench in palest cream – dry-cleaning bills be damned.
From Left to Right: Prada transparent trench coat, £825 at Brownsfashion.com, Burberry frosted coat, £1,295 at Matchesfashion.com and Wanda Nylon tartan trench coat, £870 at Matchesfashion.com.
Transparent and frosted styles are trending – show off what lies beneath.
From Left to Right: Topshop linen trench coat at Topshop.com, Jil Sander pleated trench coat, £1,840 at Farfetch.com and & Other Stories oversized trench coat.
A double-breasted trench will extend into evening thanks to oversized cuts that fall off shoulders and feminine pleating that feels utterly modish.
Play with Patches
From Left to Right: Red Valentino floral embroidered coat, £810 at Farfetch.com, Gucci trench coat, £2,250 at Mytheresa.com and Alberta Ferretti embroidered trench coat, £2,898 at Farfetch.com.
Declare allegiance: patches and embroidery are no longer the preserve of girl scouts.
From Left to Right: Sacai windowpane trench coat, £2,946 at Farfetch.com, Dries Van Noten checked belted trench coat, £1,170 at Brownsfashion.com and River Island checked belted trench coat.
Last season’s obsession with checkered prints continues to pep up any look.
From Left to Right: Isa Arfen trench coat, £810 at Matchesfashion.com, Ellery vinyl trench coat, £2,275 at Net-a-porter.com and The Kooples black vinyl trench coat.
High shine still has mileage – and an endlessly appealing sense of practicality.
From Left to Right: Bottega Veneta belted coat, £5,085 at Farfetch.com, The Row leather trench coat, £7.250 at Matchesfashion.com and Valentino leather coat, £4,875 at Net-a-porter.com.
Coloured leather is infinitely possessed of ladylike elegance – pair with snappy indigo denim for a retro spin.
From Left to Right: A.P.C. cotton-blend coat £375 at Matchesfashion.com, Marni gabardine trench coat, £1,610 at Farfetch.com and H&M cotton coat.
The gabardine style has a refreshing lack of formality and a throw-it-on ease.
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