Ahhh.. nothing gets me more excited for the cooler weather knowing that it’s almost jacket season. I love a cozy camel coat during the winter but it’s the lightweight-jacket weather during Autumn that is my favourite. The countless layers that winter calls for aren’t yet required and we can bid farewell to those sticky summer commutes for a little while.
Cue the trench coat – the quintessential Autumn staple.
Every aspect of the trench coat is functional, since it was originally created as a coat for British soldiers to wear during WW1. The classic trench we see today doesn’t deviate too much from its original form – made from a water-resistant garbadine fabric, double-breasted, belted with adjustable cuffs to keep the rain out when fastened and long enough to keep the rain out of soldier’s boots.
When the soldiers returned home from war, they took their Burberrys with them and had them shortened for everyday wear. The coat has since became a British mainstay and a style staple for both men and women.
While the classic Burberry trench coat has never really left my wishlist, there are so many great high street options to steal the look for a lot less.
The coat I’m wearing is from Uniqlo – an absolute steal at $129.90. A nod to the traditional trench with some modern updates.
Here’s my edit of the best trenches to suit a variety of budgets: