In the trenches
A new decade may call for reimagining the classics, but some things need little updating.
When it comes to the trench, we’ll never say no to the classic cut, but reimagined iterations have been trickling in for the last few seasons, as the darlings of the design world work hard to ensure it maintains a modern edge.
This year trench coats are coming through in unique materials – including silk, organza and leather. It’s not just the materials that are getting a revamp, with the trusty trench also being paired in unique ways, such as the popular dress and trench combo.
Structured check trench coats make the perfect addition to your transeasonal wardrobe, so you can turn heads come rain or shine.
It pairs well with a white tee and wide-leg blue jeans, or buttoned and wrapped up with a pair of straight-leg trousers and heels.
If we’re seeing trench coats made of organza and covered in checks, it’ll come as no surprise that we’re also getting clever with colour.
There’s nothing quite like colour to brighten up a chilly day and now we’re giving our trench coats the same treatment.
Meanwhile the classic double-breasted military trench makes its welcome return, with its timeless and universally flattering silhouette.
In 2020 however, it might be time to swap out the soft military trench for a crisp cotton iteration featuring a strong lapel, wide belt and sharp, interesting details.