The One Piece It Girls From Fashion Week Adore

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We love when a tried-and-true classic hits a modern stride, and during Fashion Month, one topper stood out as a style-set favorite: the trench coat. Timeless for a reason, trenches are a versatile staple that’s rendered anew each season—oversize fits, heritage checks and utility-inspired details are so now. The styling is truly where the magic happens to make the hero piece feel fresh, and the street-style circuit was ablaze with innovative ideas worth noting. Ahead, eight outfit formulas to bring your trench coat to trophy status, from classic khaki to checked prints—then shop our edit of desirable options for every style and price point.

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The Timeless Trench

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A knee-length trench smartens up raw-edge denim and elegant sandals. Festive earrings and bright sunglasses bring the outfit to life.

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For an unexpected mix, layer a checked trench over a neutral knit and high-waist leather trousers—this formula is polished yet badass.

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Red and tan are eternally complementary. Try a leather trench over a red gingham print for a play on texture.

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A windowpane check is classic yet modern when already worked into a design. Simply cinch the coat, reach for a pair of pumps and a cool bag, and you're out the door.

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For a casual spin, keep things smart by opting for a checked button-down, high-waist denim and a sleek crossbody beneath a classic khaki iteration.

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Utility details can appear feminine when layered over a fluid dress. Monochrome accessories make for a polished finish.

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A longline silhouette is cool when worn open with jeans and a striped top. Go for a contrasting heel for street-style-worthy impact.

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Heritage checks already read smart—a vibrant bag enlivens the palette for a festive spin.

Trench Coat With Removable Hood

$129

Zara

Shop Trench Coats

Trenchcoat

$149

H&M

Double Breasted Trench

$150

Mango

Beige Deconstructed Sleeve Long Trench Coat

$170

River Island

Draped Trench Coat

$300

Le Ciel Bleu

Ultimate Trench Coat

$300

Topshop Boutique

Belted Trench Coat

$362

En Route

Cotton-Canvas Trench Coat

$300

J.Crew

Belted Double-Breasted Trench Coat

$415

FRAME

Aaron Double-Breasted Tie-Waist Trench Coat

$695

Elizabeth and James

Shameless Oversized Double-Breasted Trench Coat

$759

Rachel Comey

Creda Lightweight Trench Coat

$950

Acne Studios

Tie-Waist Coated-Tartan Trench Coat

$1,038

Wanda Nylon

Atticus Houndstooth Oversized Trench

$1,295

Tibi

Rife Checked Wool Trench Coat

$1,600

Zimmermann

Double-Breasted Cotton-Twill Trench Coat

$1,950

Proenza Schouler

Brighton Cotton-Gabardine Trench Coat

$2,095

Burberry

Checked Wool Trench Coat

$2,185

Stella McCartney

Point-Collar Leather-Trim Checked Wool Trench Coat

$3,400

Nina Ricci