fashion If you buy one coat this year, make it a trench. Here are our 8 favourites. Basmah Qazi

Layering season is right around the corner.

And by right around the corner, I mean it’s literal days away because this week somehow marks the start of autumn and how the hell did that happen? 

Autumn dressing can be tricky – it’s not cold enough for chunky jumpers and blanket scarves, but it’s also not warm enough to be walking around in a pair of denim shorts and a T-shirt.

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But there is one single item that is always my go-to at this time of year: the trench coat.

There’s a reason it’s considered a classic. Trench coats go with everything, and that’s not an exaggeration. 

You can wear them when doing the school drop-off in the morning, or if you’re heading to the gym in your activewear. You can also dress it up if you’re heading into work or a fancy night out. 

I’m not going to tell you what to do… except I absolutely am and if you buy one item this season, it should be this. 

Personally, I prefer a quintessential beige trench coat, but if that’s not really your vibe, then there are so many options to choose from. Black, grey, cropped, long, the options are endless.