14 Transitional Trench Coats For Any Kind Of Weather

Fashion trends may come and go, but trench coats are forever. It’s simultaneously our go-to outerwear for inclement spring weather and an eye-catching statement piece to complement the season’s increasingly balmy temperatures.
When it comes to this eternally cool lightweight layer, the options are seemingly endless. The topper has evolved since its sleek, clean lines and timeless belted silhouette first came into vogue. Co-created by British outfitter Thomas Burberry, the classic double-breasted khaki coat was rendered iconic in the wake of World War I after several prominent turns in the spotlight. Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s project an effortless style in the classic outerwear. The look quickly became a favorite among glamorous stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Katherine Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve, and Greta Garbo. 
In 2021, the trench coat has taken on a life of its own, as labels and designers make bold new statements with original colors, textiles, and cuts. From classic to cutting edge, we’ve rounded up options that will give your fall wardrobe a stylish boost this season.
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