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Fashion Experts Are Wearing Trench Coats on Repeat Again—Here's How

Hannah Almassi
·3-min read

Like Breton tops or loafers, gold chains or blue button downs, trench coats are one of those staples items you automatically reach for at this time of the year. However, just because these clever items become almost mandatory in a woman's wardrobe doesn't make them exempt from having moments where they seem even more covetable than the month, season or year before. Just because a trench coat isn't new or different or a trend doesn't make it any less important this spring. In fact, fashion experts appear to be relishing the effortlessness a plain mac can bring to dressing and are therefore leaning on them once more for easy-but-effective outfit builds.

This year's trench coat wave isn't full of gimmicks, restyling or reworked trench coats. In the past we've seen giant blouson sleeves, patchwork detailing, inside out and upside down pattern cutting or unusual colours, but in 2021 those who know best are keeping things as classic as can be. We're talking shades of tan in simple waist-cinched silhouettes that hover around the mid-calf and somehow manage to go with literally everything else you own. The only tweak that I can see is that there is a preference for looser fits and a penchant for scrunching sleeves up to the elbow. As proof of this comeback-not-a-comeback, and if you still aren't sure of how to breathe a little new life into your old trusty trench, I dove into the Instagram archives to bring you some perfect outfit ideas that are made all the better by the addition of this one coat. So keep scrolling to see what to wear with a trench coat now.

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Acne Studios +Net Sustain Belted Double-Breasted Organic Cotton-Blend Gabardine Trench Coat (£600)

X Karla The Crop Cropped Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt (£50)

Raey Dad Ripped Jeans (£140)

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& Other Stories Relaxed Belted Cotton Trench Coat (£120)

Cos Fitted Vest Top (£12)

Bottega Veneta Pleated Satin-Twill Wide-Leg Pants (£655)

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Collusion Plus Exclusive Colour Oversized Belted Trench in Chocolate Brown (£45)

Mango Cotton Pleated Trousers (£26)

Nike Blazer Mid '77 Barcode Leather High-Top Sneakers (£95)

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Arket Oversized Trench Coat (£275)

H&M Lyocell-Blend Jacket (£35)

Anna Quan Hugo Cotton-Blend Twill Straight-Leg Pants (£385)

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Cos Organic Cotton Oversized Trench Coat (£250)

Jacquemus Le Pantalon Santon Black Wide-Leg Trousers (£380)

Manolo Blahnik Cochisa 105 Black Leather Sandals (£625)

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Asos Design Curve Boyfriend Trench With Quilted Liner in Stone (£70)

Goldsign Ribbed Stretch-Jersey Tank (£190)

Monki Jersey Slim Shorts (£18)

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Kassl Editions Original Gabardine Trench Coat (£1050)

Agolde Criss Cross Upsized High-Rise Tapered Jeans (£240)

By Far Agnes Flats (£153)

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Saint Laurent Double-Breasted Cotton-Gabardine Trench Coat (£2080)

Church's Alexandra T Polished Binder Lace-Up Boot Black (£570)

Arket Supima Cotton Rib Socks (£6)

Next up, what French girls are wearing right now.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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