Why The Trench Will Always Be A Classic

If it’s forecast to be cloudy and a bit chilly, or your leather jacket just isn’t quite the right look, it’s time to get out your classic trench. The trench coat is one of our favourite classics as it’s so versatile. Slip it over your favourite work outfit or throw it over your shoulder with your skinny jeans and heels, you’ll look and feel amazing no matter how you wear it.

The trench’s tailored look oozes charm and elegance. The classic trench has not changed much over the decades and continues to be the go to coat for the fashion conscious. The classic trench comes in neutral tones that compliment all colours in your wardrobe. So go bright and bold or, go sweet and subtle, the classic trench means you’re ready to look great in cooler weather.

Don’t just take our word for it, here are some of the ways our favourite actresses and models rock the classic trench.

Jane Birkin

Keep it simple with some eye catching boots. We love how Jane Birkin has paired the classic trench with knock out knee high boots in a gorgeous shade of plum. Make this 70’s look your own with some chunky heels. The rolled up sleeves add a casual, funky look too.

Françoise Hardy

Create a glamorous look by going big with your sunglasses like Françoise Hardy. Who you can’t look good in sunglasses all year round? Pair some 60’s inspired sunglasses with your classic trench coat and you’re good to go.

Marlene Dietrich in Witness for the Prosecution

Going somewhere formal? The trench comes to the rescue again! Whether you’re off for dinner or off to an interview, we think Marlene Dietrich in Witness for the Prosecution should be your inspiration. Cinch your belt in tighter for an extra defined look.

Maryl Streep in Kramer vs. Kramer

A walk in the park. If the weather looks a little blustery but you still want to look good then Meryl Streep in Kramer vs. Kramer shows how you can do it in a classic trench. Don’t ever feel the cold with your favourite accessories, the trench compliments everything.

Brigitte Bardot

Lounge in style, Bridget Bardot proves that big hair is the perfect way look with a trench coat. The tailored look of the double breasted trench means you can look amazing anyway you choose to lounge.


How to get the look

Now it’s your turn to try out the classic trench:

  • Try rolling up your sleeves for a classic, casual approach. You could pair this with your favourite pair of leggings or your best skinny jeans.
  • Try contrasting colours- we love how you can make your outfit pop with some bright shoes or a gorgeous scarf. Experiment to see which colours work for you.
  • Wear a turtleneck, cigarette trousers and pumps for a classic but edgy look.