Ahh, the trench coat. While it seems like embellished jackets, tailored blazers and cool-girl anoraks get all of the fun, there’s a reason this unsung hero of classic styling has a prominent place on every streetstyle pinterest board ever. It’s timeless, and always chic. It doesn’t matter what age you are, or what kind of style you like, everyone needs one. A trench can be retro with flares; urban with white tennis shoes, sexy with a leather dress and heels – it really works for everybody.
I wore this thin, taupe Reiss version out in London last week, when I was in town for the launch party of Front Roe. I keep the outfit underneath simple (black leather skinnies and my favorite black tee from Anine Bing), but added major heels and a little shine with stacked gold accessories. I finished it off with messy waves and a bronzed smokey eye to make the overall look a little edgier, perfect for transitioning your outfit from day to night.