The timeless twill trench is utter perfection, but this season the street style circuit is showing us that modern twists in the form of new shapes and nontraditional fabrics give it a whole new look. Check out the roundup by your friends at Fashion Fabrics Club.
Swap the classic structured trench for something with a little more give, i.e. a slouchy draped trench in slinky crepe fabric. It has all the polished appeal of a traditional trench but the relaxed fit offers more mobility and more space for extra layers underneath (major bonus).
In lush suede, the trench gets an extra dose of rich sophistication. Perfect for those alarm-fail days when you have zero time to outfit plan, toss this on over anything—it’s a full-on look in its own right.
While trench coats are typically seen in solid colors, turning it out in a pattern like gingham gives it more personality. Opt for neutrals like this black-and-white trench to keep it versatile, or go with a striking shade for a little more oomph.
Fuzzy & Unstructured
Turn the dial way up on the cozy factor with a shag fleece fabric in a full-length, slouchy trench. Its relaxed vibe is the perfect complement to winter knits, keeping things comfy-cool, yet still totally put-together.
This fresh take on the time-honored classic is deserving of a drumroll…though it may not protect you from the elements (umbrella required), a traditional trench rendered in luxurious lace brings things to much more romantic and decidedly feminine place.