Darren Kennedy - Fashion File: How to wear... The Trench Trend
From modern to classic, to slightly wacky and embellished, the trench coat is a serious contender for one of this year's most sought-after pieces. But don't be fooled, the trench is no trend, and calling it one is doing a serious injustice to one of the most influential garments in fashion.
Sure, Burberry has built a business on it, no less. Foundations are key and building a wardrobe you can be proud of takes time. And while it's essential to have pieces that show your personal style and touch on current trends, it's the staples that are the most important. The trench is the sartorial equivalent of a good blow-dry. It instantly makes everything appear more put-together and polished. It knows no limits in terms of occasion or season. The simple and clean design makes it suitable to wear with casual clothes but sophisticated enough to wear to formal occasions. This year, as well as the classic structured style, you can choose everything from slouchy to sleeveless or even go luxe with leather and suede.