THE MAGNIFICENT TRENCH COAT
If you asked me about one piece of wardrobe that is timeless, iconic and can be worn with absolutely everything, the answer would be: a trench coat. A classic trench coat never goes out of style. It’s lightweight, waterproof and offers just the right amount of protection from the British weather whilst making you look sophisticated and elegant.
Trench coats have a long and rich history, their origins date back as far as the 1850s. They were used by military officers in World War I to protect them from the rain as well as the mud in the trenches. This is where the name “trench coat” originated from. After World War II the trench coat became popular amongst investigators, travellers, Hollywood stars, as well as gangsters and femmes fatales in the movies. Today, a trench coat is a cornerstone of any well-edited wardrobe.
There are many variations of the modern trench coat in terms of not only colour, like stone, navy, khaki, fresh pink or pale powder blue, but also style. Jack Wills, known for heritage-inspired classics with a contemporary twist, offer a great collection of premium quality trench coats. They have published a comprehensive guide on how to style a trench coat. where you can also find out more about the history of the trench coat and the different styles it comes in.
With a variety to choose from, everyone can find their perfect trench. Jack Wills have three styles of trench coat in their range and I wanted to show you my colour picks in each category.
The Duncombe is the most classic trench coat. It can be styled with both smart and casual clothing, whether it’s an evening dress or a pair of ripped jeans. It’s also a perfect choice for those summer festivals! My colour pick for this classic piece would be stone.
The Dollyhill is a hybrid of the swing coat made popular in the 1950s and the classic trench. Just like the classic trench, you can choose to dress it up and combine it with more sophisticated pieces or dress it down and wear it with something casual. I would choose my Dollyhill to be in the rose colour.
The Hathershaw retains all the features of the classic trench less the length. It’s perfect for the summer when the weather is gentler and I think it looks great as part of a more casual outfit. I love the navy version of the Hathershaw.
The recent runway trends are to wear a trench coat off the shoulder (as I did here) or oversized. This timeless piece will complement your personal style and it’s a must-have for any fashion lover.
I hope you have enjoyed this article, have a great week!
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