There are certain staple pieces every woman should have in her wardrobe, such as a tailored blazer, fits-like-a-glove denim, a stark white blouse, and a pair of black boots. However, sometimes it is fun to take these staples to the next level by opting for an updated version. Taking these classic silhouettes and reinventing them in new material, patterns, and colors offers a fresh perspective. Currently, one of my favorite pieces that fall within this category is the leather trench coat. Read on to discover why everyone needs one within their own collection.
Contrary to popular belief, the leather version of a timeless trench coat can be just as versatile. For instance, it can be styled overtop a casual, everyday outfit to achieve the ever so popular 90’s street style vibe. Or it can be dressed up for a more grandiose night out when layered over a suit or slinky dress. An outerwear piece that can effortlessly transition from day to night is always a plus in my book.
If you are one to stay on top of all the latest trends in fashion, chances are a leather trench might have already been on your wishlist. Style icons such as Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner have already been seen rocking their own version and on multiple occasions. It acts as the perfect piece to achieve the eponymous off-duty model aesthetic. Simply pair it with a cool top, leggings, and some boots and you are ready to step out the door.
My favorites styles are made by Smythe and Theory – both are expensive but splurge worthy!
Although some fashion choices can be questionable when it comes to practicality, know that the leather trench coat is pragmatic. Although it may not be as protective as your puffy down-feather parka, this outerwear piece can keep you quite warm. The heavy material does a good job of keeping you insulated, especially when you stock up on layers underneath
If I had to choose at least one it-girl coat for 2019, it would def be the leather trench coat. Not only is this style trend savvy, but you could also wear it with a wide variety of outfits all year long. If you haven’t already, it’s time to add a leather trench to your arsenal today. (Check out this affordable Topshop style!)
Shop Leather Trench Coats
Coat – Designers Remix (Affordable version here)
Top – Apres Studio (Similar style here)
Pants – Theory (on sale!)
Boots – Balenciaga (Affordable style here)
Bag – Danse Lente
Looks great in this colour!