In connection with the trench: everything you need to know about the most fashionable coat of all time!

Photo by Irina Demyanovskikh: https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-in-white-trench-coat-with-windswept-hair-in-landscape-10011535/

A trench at the trade fairs

I can’t remember whose show it was, but looking at the guests, I got the impression that I was the only one who didn’t get the outfit instructions required for that evening. Almost everyone was wearing beige trainers. It was reminiscent of a Pink Panther fan convention — regardless of gender, almost everyone looked like Inspector Clouseau. I looked up at the sky. It wasn’t looking like it was going to rain. Did these people have better weather apps than I did? I looked at my black wool coat, which I had effortlessly squeezed into for the second winter in a row. Well, yes, undoubtedly — and regardless of the weather — everyone around me was more stylish than I was. At a certain age, a trench is one of those things that verifies your adulthood, like the right handbag or perfume. Could I write this article without referring to terms like closet classics? Probably not. All the more I can’t do it when Lisa Aiken, fashion director at Net-a-Porter, in exultation points out the great importance of these classics.

Photo by Harry Cooke: https://www.pexels.com/photo/confident-woman-in-stylish-clothes-leaning-on-high-metal-fence-6533884/

Workout: Beige is not everything

Photo by Harry Cooke: https://www.pexels.com/photo/confident-woman-in-stylish-clothes-leaning-on-high-metal-fence-6533884/
Photo by Daria Obymaha: https://www.pexels.com/photo/shallow-focus-photography-of-woman-beside-fence-1684915/

Where to buy the perfect trench?

After several fittings in different stores and too many wasted hours online, I finally found my prince at Marks & Spencer. In fact, I saw it first on Instagram. Luckily the owner tagged the brand. It was a company called Autograph. Not only is this trench terrifyingly — sorry, wrong word — satisfactorily long, it’s also the right shade of beige. As a bonus: waterproof thanks to patented Stormwear technology. So does the ideal exist? Oh yes. Designers create designs that appeal to our imagination above all else. Marni has a trench in denim, Wanda Nylon in rubber and Valentino in pink leather (ooh la la!). More practical brands offer models that can be worn every day. Besides the one mentioned from Marks & Spencer, look for your types at places like Topshop, Asos and Zara. In fact, I can’t remember a season that was so rich in trainers. Perhaps that’s why the last word should belong to Angela Ahrendts, former CEO of Burberry, now Vice President of Retail at Apple, who, while giving a speech on the new strategy at Apple Inc. was wearing (what else…) a pink lace trench from Burberry. It was she who threw in a dreamy tone:

“Everyone in the world should have a trench. Believe it or not, this season it most likely will.”

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