I’ll admit it – there was a time when I thought that all trench coats looked the same. Shameful, I know. The truth is that there are only so many tan jackets a girl can own. There’s also the matter of the fit, one that was challenging for me before I learned how to work with hips that don’t lie.
In the end, Burberry won that battle of wills. I still don’t own more than a single trench, but it has become one of my favorite items to gift. When my mom added a mid-length version to her Christmas list last year, I jumped at the chance to add one of the most iconic overcoat styles to her wardrobe.
While a basic trench will always be a classic, I like something with a little more pizzazz. Bring on the plaid, the bold colors, and the not-so-traditional shapes.
JW ANDERSON check trench coat, $1,990