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3 ways to style your spring trench

The SS18 shows were peppered with trench coats everywhere you looked. Some classic, some reinvented, reworked or simply made over in bright colours or unexpected fabrics. So the message is clear: invest in a trench. Simple and forever-chic, the trench is never going to be a frivolous piece to add to your wardrobe but we believe that (as with most things) just a few clever accessory swaps, it can be the gift that keeps on giving.


1. UTILITARIAN-TRENCH

Add a masculine twist to a floaty summer dress with a trench and flat hiking boots. Lose the belt and instead add one with a raffia buckle

Florrie wears: Trench, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi (old but similar here), Boots, Grenson, Belt, Zara, Dress, Maje, Sunglasses, Fendi (old but similar here)

2. RAFFIA-TRENCH

The characteristic beige trench will city-ify those raffia accessories you invested in and don’t want to simply assign to holidays.

Trench, as before, Jeans, Weekday, Slippers, Zyne, Basket, Sensi Studio, Top, Topshop, Sunglasses, Victoria Beckham 

3. SILKY SLIP-TRENCH

A trench downplays an evening look, giving it a certain nonchalance. Use a silk scarf to belt it to give this look an even more undone and feminine feel.

 Trench (as before), dress, Topshop, shoes, Zara, Scarf, Meli Melo, Earring, Wald Berlin