Like a Chanel bag or a leather watch, the trench coat never goes out of style. It can be dressed up or down, can read “uptown” or “downtown,” and, in my opinion, is the perfect piece for these in-between months where winter lingers around just a little too long, but it’s warmed up enough to retire your Canada Goose.
It’s no secret that Burberry’s version ($1,995) is the gold standard for trench coats. My father owns one, Mr. Magpie owns one, my mom owns one — and they all look so damn dapper in them when they wears them. It’s been on my lust list for years, but every time I intend to save up for one, something else flashier catches my eye (in true Magpie style) — the latest shoe I never knew I always needed, the gown of my dreams for a special event, etc. But one day I’ll get there…
Until then, I’ve been wearing this Banana Republic trench coat ($198) for the past few years and it has held up beautifully. I like that it’s a straight-forward trench style and in a great khaki hue — not too light, not too dark. (Although that pink! I love it in the pink, too!) I get a lot of compliments on it; people always think I’m wearing a much higher-end label. I tend to pack it when traveling since it’s super lightweight, but works in any weather.
I’m contemplating buying a second style, though, because I am LOVING so many of the styles out there right now. My top picks for trench coats for this season:
+I love (!!!) the bow on the sleeve of this Club Monaco beauty ($298) in the vanilla color. So on point right now.
+Love this soft, more feminine twist on the trench — the neckline is amazing and the color so yummy ($155).
+Madewell has a great, straight-forward style on offer and on sale for $98.
+Love this petal pink style from Kate Spade ($298).
+Tory Burch has a beautiful one ($525) — love that gleaming gold buckle!
+Love the styling on this $98 “dusty rose” steal.
+I also love this dusty pink style ($150) — the length is dramatic and statement-making.
+For my minimalistas: this collarless style caught my eye (on sale for $54!)
+And, finally: not a trench coat, but this scallop-trim jacket is so Jackie O. and I loveeee it.
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