It's trench coat season. First created for British and French soldiers in WWI as a lighter alternative, the style now sits in the arsenal of lazy, cold girls the world over. And while trench coats are universally beloved, they hold a special place in the wardrobe of Australian wearers.
Rarely does the weather call for a coat geared towards the snow – often a few well-placed layers will do the trick. The trench coat serves as a crucial player in your clothes sandwich. In a corporate setting, trench coats look structured and professional, even if they feel like an oversized tracksuit. Pop it over your scrappy loungewear on a milk run or wear it to the cafe with a violent hangover paired with sunglasses and fool the world.
Whether you take yours in classic camel or are roped in by the grittier leather options, trench coats don't have to be bland accoutrement. Sexy and mysterious, sophisticated and knowing, but never boring. It's the details that tip the scales. Do you take yours double-breasted or single file? Is it sharp shoulders or ones that drop off? Floppy lapels or a simple pointed collar? Nylon or cotton gabardine?
Below, RUSSH brings you a curated selection of the best trench coats this season. These are the styles we'll be adding to our wardrobe now that the temperature has dropped. From Studio Nicholson, The Row, Esse Studios, Friends with Frank and more...
Need more inspiration for your winter wardrobe? Here are the winter fashion trends we're observing. Including an edit of stockings to shop if you're enjoying the trend. Head this way for a roundup of transeasonal coats.