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The Best Minimalist Trench Coats

The trench coat is one of fashion’s more utilitarian items, yet it retains an iconic quality that makes it an easy choice for any wardrobe. Trench coats can look cool, professional, sexy. They’re entirely unisex; everyone looks good in a trench coat.

If you’re looking to make a coat investment, the trench is a good way to go because it will never go out of style and it’s always useful. Luckily, there are good looking and excellent-quality options at any price point.

Here are the best trench coats that will look forever cool while keeping you warm and dry:

Chic and Affordable

& Other Stories Oversized Trench Coat

The slightly oversized silhouette and double-breasted front brings a cool factor to this coat that we just can’t get over. This is a Scandi-wardrobe staple, and the ring belt is a great detail that keeps the look fresh.

& Other Stories Oversized Trench Coat, €186

 
 

ASOS Trench Coats

ASOS makes a number of trench coats, from classic to modern, for men and women, and with an inclusive sizing structure. The classic Longline as well as the Oversized Mac are favorites!

ASOS Curve Mac with Buckle Detail, €115

ASOS Single Breasted Trench in Navy, €105

ASOS Oversize Trench with Check Lining, €91

ASOS Longline Trench, €85

 
 

H&M Conscious Short Trench

With a great price point and an environmentally-friendly fabric (the coat is made from lyocell, a rayon derived from wood pulp), this is an easy choice for introducing a trench coat into your jacket rotation. It comes in both black and tan.

H&M Conscious Short Trench, €47

 
 

Weekday Tone Trench Coat

This trench has a slightly wrinkled look that makes it more casual that some of the others on the list. We love that the sleeves are oversized, so can be easily rolled, and the darker taupe color is very modern. The button closure across the top gives the coat a little extra something.

Weekday Tone Trench Coat, €77

 
 
 

Luxury That Will Last

 

Jesse Kamm The Trench in Salt White

Minimalists and sustainability-lovers around the world starting drooling when Kamm released her take on the trench, which can be worn as a light jacket or a dress. As with all her clothes, the price tag is high, but so is the quality and timeless silhouette.

Jesse Kamm The Trench in Salt White, €475

 
 

Burberry Chelsea Heritage Trench Coat

The classic trench coat, full stop. There is truly nothing like a Burberry trench coat. It’s something you pass down to your kids or grandkids, and it will serve you for any personal style change you might encounter. Punks to movie stars to politicians wear the Burberry trench and make it work. The double-breasted Chelsea trench will never do you wrong.

Burberry Chelsea Heritage Trench Coat for Men, €1,775

Burberry Chelsea Heritage Trench Coat for Women, €1,775

 
 

Acne Studios Maverick Trench

This oversized, casual trench is totally unisex and very cool. We love the yellow contrast stitching and the raglan sleeves; it’s the small details that Acne does so well that separates this coat from other trenches with a similar silhouette.

Acne Studios Maverick Trench, €1400

 
 

Nanuskha Dakota Trench Coat with Hoodie

Hungarian brand Nanushka is all about chic, detail-oriented essentials; it’s no wonder they’ve burst onto the fashion scene in a big way. We love that this light cotton-canvas trench has a hood, making it great for spring and autumn rainy days. The Western-cut yoke is a nice little extra. A excellent silhouette and slightly-lighter-than-average color way make this trench worth a second look.

Nanushka Dakota Trench Coat with Hoodie, €595

 
 

Norwegian Rains Double Breasted Trench Coat & Geneve Femme Trench Coat

Norwegian Rains makes extremely high-quality and durable rain gear, including these excellent trench coats. Their style tends toward the avant garde (think Rick Owens, but rain coats). The Double Breasted Trench is a slightly contemporary take on the classic, while the Geneve Femme Trench is both unobtrusive and chic.


 

Norwegian Rains Geneve Femme Trench Coat, €598

Norwegian Rains Double Breasted Trench Coat, €663

 

A few iconic trench coat moments in pop culture history:

Alain Delon in Le Samouraï, 1967

Photograph by Collection Christophel/Photoshot.


 

Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Photo by Everett Collection.


 

Sidney Poitier in Paris Blues

Photo by Kino Lorber.


 

Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca

Getty Images


 

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