What's this fall's must-have clothing item? Atrench coat! Unlike a jacket or coat, it's light and doesn't dominate your outfit, making it perfect for this season. It does, however, do a great job of keeping the cold out.
A trench coat not only keeps you covered up, it's also elegant and goes perfectly with almost any look. Before you reach for one hanging in your closet, or head to the nearest store to buy a new one, you should figure out which trench coat is right for you.
Model wearing a checked trench coat
First, let's look back at how the trench coat became a historical and fashion icon. During World War I, they were a favorite with aristocratic, powerful men of the era. Then, after the end of World War II,Hollywood's most iconic actresses adopted them.
The classic style with uniform colors gradually became popular. This season, however, the new trend is for checks on the outside, transforming them into a statement piece, as seen on catwalks. Look out for them hitting the streets soon. So, what is the trench coat for you?
Glen Plaid Open-Front Coat by Forever 21
Keep a low profile
The Glen Plaid Open-Front Coat retains the traditional essence of the trench coat thanks to the shade, longline silhouette, side pockets, and removable belt, for when you want to accentuate your waist. Forever 21 ($69).
Gangster Check Woven Coat by Claudie Pierlot
Inspired by iconic movie mobsters, the Gangster Check Woven Coat by Claudie Pierlot will give you that mysterious yet sophisticated vibe. Tie the belt around your waist to show off your figure. Selfridges ($290).
Grey Check Belted Trench Coat by River Island
Ready for anything
Whether you're headed to work or off for a night on the town, make sure you've got your Grey Check Belted Trench Coat. The sleeves are a bit shorter than the average trench coat, which makes it feel lighter and easier to wear. River Island ($60).
Check Tab Oversized Coat by Asos
Larger than life
Oversized pieces are in vogue this season. One example is this Check Tab Oversized Coat with pockets; a classic design but with a jazzy checkered print. Asos ($54).
Timpson Pleated-Back Patchwork Trench Coat by Alice + Olivia
Add character to your look with the Timpson Pleated-Back Patchwork Trench Coat by Alice + Olivia. This trench coat has a varied check-and-line pattern throughout. Neiman Marcus ($895).
Check Panel Trench Coat by Boohoo
The double-breasted Check Panel Trench Coatwill steal the scene with its original panel design featuring belt and mini straps in the sleeves. Wear this coat and you'll stand out in any lineup. Boohoo ($28).