The trench coat is one of those items that always shows up on those silly Ten Things Every Woman Must Own magazine lists, and while I don’t think they’re quite that essential, they do very much come in handy from time to time. They’re quite sexy with dresses, I always think, and super-stylish with jeans. My personal preference will always be for a dark trench—I think they are just so endlessly chic is black or navy—but I’ve included a few here in traditional khaki too, just because that seems fair.
It rained buckets in New York last week, and I was so happy to have my trusty Everlane trench, which has served me now for a couple of years. This is a slight update on the one that I’ve got, and it looks just a speck cooler, I think.
A little on the pricey side, but I like how it’s so slouchy it’s almost kimono-like.
The striped sleeves here are detachable, but I think they’re quite adorable.
Just a really good, well-cut classic.
This one is crepe and therefore not waterproof, but it sure is nice.
I love this army green take.
For reasons that are completely arbitrary, I like khaki trenches to be on the shorter side; they just seem kickier that way. This is a pretty much exactly right length.
And here’s one at a very nice price.