If you’re longing to be done with the kind of winter uniform that wraps you up but weighs you down, you’ll already be lusting after a draped trench coat for 2015. It’s a super-practical option to ward off showers and chills, but at the same time, this season’s trend guarantees cool (as in chic).
Burberry updated its classic with pastel touches for S/S15. When we remember a trenched-up Zoolander and Hansel striding along Valentino’s runway, and if we then point out that this style’s a favourite with Alexa Chung, we put it to you: what’s not to like?
Work its slouchy collar in mustard over a print top, indigo skinnies and chunky sandals, or throw a cream trench over a check dress. Team a pale blue version with an all-white crop and pants combo, and then turn it around in an azure blouse and cuffed jeans beneath a camel topper. Rock ripped denim with a black coat and sneakers, or layer cream over a Breton jersey and add a pop of colour with a red scarf.
Go slightly left field in a draped sleeveless trench aka a vest, and strap on gladiator sandals. Alternatively, wear with white wide-leg trousers and platforms, or leopard-spot mules. Get back to sleeves for leather panels, and prints in tiny florals, bold splashes or stripes.
Switch to double breasted and cinched, and swap the matching belt for leather. Balance large buttons with storm flaps and epaulettes, and add piping for a distinctive finish. Pair a loose Scandi trench, aka a duster coat, with heels or trainers and accessorise with a snake-print clutch.
Take your pick from mid-thigh to mid-calf, styling long outerwear with a mini dress, Birkenstocks or ankle boots plus sunnies. Throw taupe or truffle over dark tailored clothes or blush pink pleats, jump into some brogues, and you’re smart to go.
Waterproof is not a given here – we’re talking fashion! – but attempt a line of defence under vulcanised or waxed cotton, plastic or leather, and pull on a hood. Seek the protection of wool and cashmere trenches, or stash extra layers beneath an oversized teddy coat.
We’ve tried, but we can’t think of any other outerwear that combines minimalist elegance with a floaty feminine feel. We’re well into 2015 now, so unless you can do better than us, we think you should make space for the draped trench coat trend right now.
Draped Trench Coats: The featured photo is of Felicia Akerstrom wearing a rose pink H&M draped trench coat
Ann Taylor stuns us in a black and white gingham print drape coat, worn over a white sweater with straight leg faded denim jeans. This look is finished with loafers, black frame shades and a beige box bag.
Trench: Sonia Rykiel, Sweater: LOFT, Jeans: Acne Studios, Turtleneck: Uniqlo, Purse: Mark Cross, Loafers: Chanel, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow.
Andee Layne creates the perfect combination of glamour and edginess with this street chic look, consisting of distressed denim jeans, a white vest, and a statement drape coat. This is a must have style, and we highly recommend you give it a go this season!
Trench: Revolve, Tee: Singer22, Jeans: Rag & Bone.
Wear the draped trench coat style with distressed denim jeans and strappy stilettos to steal Paola Alberdi’s simplistic but glamorous style!
Coat: Reiss, Blouse/Jeans: Zara, Pumps: Gianvito Rossi, Bag: Celine.
Bring back pastel colours in this trench coat over a white shirt dress. Via Kat Tanita
Dress: H&M, Shoes: Schutz, Coat: Reiss
Annabelle Fleur in a pale grey draped trench coat from All Saints
Draped Trench Jacket: Sheryl Luke is wearing a matte bottle green draped trench coat from French Connection
Draped Trench Coat & Jeans: Arielle Nachami is wearing a creme draped maxi trench coat
Pam Hetlinger is wearing a creme draped trench coat from Sheinside
Trench Coats In Style: Lucita Yañez is wearing a H&M creme trench coat
Draped Trench Fashion Trend: Kat Tanita is wearing a creme Cynthia Vincent draped trench coat
Erica Hoida is wearing a draped trench coat from Zara
Draped Trench Coat And Dress: Stephanie Sterjovski is wearing a royal blue Loft trench coat
Adriana Gastélum is wearing a khaki draped trench coat from Zara