Investing in a classic Fall staple: Trench coats

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Guest blogger: Jaclyn from Stay in the Lines wearing a London Fog trench coat

Look back at the photos of the fashionable women of the past and most likely the majority of them are wearing that familiar beige-hued, buttoned, and tied trench coat. The familiar wide collar and cape back piece of outerwear has held the same design year after year and while this season will be full of vibrant pops of color, mixed patterns, and a variety of luxurious textures, the classic lines of the trench coat will always be able to mix in with the best of the trends.

Choosing a trench can be hard, but following a few rules can help you pick out the one to invest in, splurge on, as well as save on. For the top quality piece, Burberry is the answer. It has the history and craftsmanship to back up the $1500 price tag too. A great middle of the road version comes from the French line A.P.C and costs about half that of the top quality coat. Their clothes never go out of style and are based on time-tested designs. The cheapest version comes from another outerwear mainstay, London Fog. Their coats rival Burberry’s in style and durability, but add up to a little over $100 dollars in the store.

When picking out a classic style, go for one that hits at the middle of the thigh. Anything with cropped in the name is cute, but not that adorable when it’s windy and rainy outside. Lastly, no matter how much you plan on spending, a double breasted version with a good belt tie will make anything look polished, so make sure the buttons are sturdy and the belt is long enough to tie in a knot. A few simple rules and a range of prices make this coat the beige pick for every wardrobe.

Burberry, A.P.C., London Fog

Jackets from left to right: Burberry, A.P.C, London Fog

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