Let’s face it, it never really gets that cold during the winter in our neck of the woods. In fact, it’s safe to say none of us have ever seen snow pouring out of the sky anywhere in the city but Ski Dubai. However, the days are cooling off significantly, which means it’s time to embrace outerwear. Instead of the faux-fur trend that’s surging in other parts of the world, the key to cracking this season’s outerwear is the classic trench coat.
Reimagined for Fall/Winter 2017 in a variety of slick leathers, cool patterns, and drape-y fits, the trench coat is the only outerwear piece you need to survive winter in the GCC. As an ideal layering piece, the trench coat has become a quick favorite of the street-style set. See below for styling ideas and a shoppable edit of some of our current favorites.
A fresh and modern detail, like a transparent pocket overlay, will keep your look fashion-forward.
A cool, unexpected texture, like patent leather, adds high-octane shine to a smartly layered look.
When in doubt as to how to style your trench, preppy layers like a plaid skirt and handsome button-up offer a classic combination.
A splash of patches and colorful details make this trench-centric look one that’s both modern and youthful.
Drama queens will be thrilled to know that there are cool options – like this version with exaggerated puff sleeves and a grid pattern – on the retail shelves.
A neutral trench needs a bright pop of color to help stand out from the crowd.
These fine, feathered details add a major dose of glamour to an otherwise plain trench.
PVC leather and red piping are the cool-girl details that make this trench one of the most covetable on the list.
Born out of the menswear movement, the trench coat is a great companion to other masculine pieces, like cropped trousers.
Preppy contrasting plaids and thigh-high boots take a page from schoolgirl style.
Your trench might be of the classic variety, but the rest of your outfit doesn’t have to be.