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Why you need a Trench Coat, a beginners guide

From Audrey Hepburn in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' to Charlize Theron in 'Atomic Blonde', the trench coat has always been present on cinema as part of the wardrobe of the most iconic and stylish characters. But it doesn't matter it's an exclusive fashion piece for Hollywood stars - right the opposite, fashionable, weatherproof and timeless, the trench is also genderless, anyone can wear it and look good in it, from a college student to an elderly man.

Originally created to be a rain coat in 1823, it was Thomas Burberry that came up with a revolutionary design for the trench coat as the WWI approached and a lightweight, breathable type of coat was required. What started off as a military need made its way into society and it's now a must-have staple and an excellent investment because of its versatility. The neutral color palette, showerproof gabardine fabric and easy-to-layer weight means you can wear one anywhere and everywhere, all year round.

Quintessential, the trench coat hasn't changed much in those +100 years, I believe it's because it was so well-designed in the first place: with a double-breasted silhouette, storm flaps, epaulettes and a buckled waist belt to keep the wind and rain out. It can pair well with just about anything and for any kind of situation/ time of the day - you can wear it over workout clothes, on the way to a day at the museum, or over a business casual outfit. Take a look at 3 different and easy ways to style your trench coat:

All black outfit for a monochrome and effortless chic style. Less is always more.

Layers, pairing with sports clothes and giving your athleisure look an upgrade.

Blue jeans and white t-shirt, for a casual everyday look. The trench will instantly elevate your look thanks to their sleek tailoring, giving the illusion that you put real effort into your outfit. Wear it with sneakers or finished with a pair of chunky loafers, it makes for a laid-back yet luxe look.


All buttoned up, if you're feeling lazy to get dressed... you will still look elegant.

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