Shopping Edit: The Trench Coats You Need For Spring

Finally, Spring has sprung. Clouds have cleared, daffodils have bloomed and evenings have finally brightened up. Admittedly, we’re not quite there on the temperature front but we’ll take what we can get. Plus, spring jackets bring the most fun with them and we all know a good coat is the easiest way to upgrade your style for the season ahead. This season we’ve got classic trench coats, vinyl versions, investment pieces and for the brave, the neon approach. As for the Burberry classic? Timeless.

Trench coats are one of the most versatile items you can have in your wardrobe. Great for a casual approach with jeans or to smarten up with your workwear and hey, Inspector Gadget is as good a fashion icon as anyone these days. On a practicality level, name another trend that will keep you dry from head-to-toe (knees) and sustain your stylish reputation season after season.

Here’s the thing, when it comes to finding the right trench coat, you’ve got to play the long game. They’re an investment piece but you should know finding ‘the one’ takes patience and just when you’ve found the right one, be prepared for them to play hard to get. But try not to lose faith, good things come to those who wait.

To get your search off to a positive start, we’ve collated our favourite trench coats on the market, covering a range of styles and price points.

A-line trenchcoat, £69.99 at H&M
Ambrose Trench Coat, £149 at Jack Wills
Anais Check Belted Trench Coat, £250 at French Connection
ASOS Design Petite Longline Trench Coat, £60 at ASOS
Belted Trench Coat, £69.00 at Topshop
Check Trench Coat, £289 at Whistles
Checked double breasted trench coat, £49.50 at Marks & Spencer
Linen Trench, £89.99 at Mango
The Long Westminster Heritage Trench Coat, £1,550 at Burberry
Trench Coat with Belt, £95.99 at Zara
Wide-sleeved trench coat, £190 at Cos
Niamh Crawford-Walker

Niamh is a full time fashion and features writer at The Style Edit. Her work has previously appeared in IMAGE magazine, and Emirates Woman.

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