Why a Trench Coat is a Year-Round Essential

Here at Jayley there's nothing we love more than when a good wardrobe staple gets elevated to new heights, and this season, it's the trusty trench coat that has been given the revamped treatment. Today there is an array of statement trench coats, demonstrating the pieces sheer versatility and cool factor and we know that it's a style that will look just as good in five years time as it does today. We call that an excellent investment.

A Trench coat is undoubtedly one of the most classic and versatile styles of outerwear. While some types of coat make a brief comeback every few years, the trench coat remains a firm wardrobe favourite.

Since their creation in the 1850s, it’s safe to say these coats have been continually en-vogue. Perfect in the summer and easy in the winter, they’re a fantastic investment for year-round style. From long military styles to belted wool coats, there’s a style and design of trench for every woman.

Here are a few reasons why they are the must-have accessory to reach for season after season.

Perfect for transitional dressing:

In between seasons, transitional dressing can be tricky. It can be hard to know what to wear at the best of times, let alone when the weather is so unpredictable, warm one minute and cold the next! A trench coat can be effortlessly thrown over your arm or shoulders on warmer days so you can be ready if the weather takes a chilly turn. During the colder months you can easily layer up underneath your trench and throw a cashmere wrap or faux fur scarf over your shoulders to create extra warmth.

Cue the trench coat:

If you’re extra clever, find one that’s waterproof so you can rely on it come rain or shine. Perfect over a summer dress, winter knitwear, a casual outfit, a formal dress, and even sportswear the possibilities are truly endless making the trench coat an investment piece that will last for years to come.


A flattering style for all shapes and sizes:

It’s not often you find a flattering “fits all” coat for the masses. But in our eyes, a trench coat can do no wrong. Perfect for slim frames and curvier women too, each trench coat is usually accompanied with a handy belt to cinch in the waist and accentuate silhouettes in all the right places. Plus, because of their long length, trench coats often elongate the body, making you look taller than you really are. Pair it with some killer heels and you’re practically catwalk ready.

Effortlessly easy to wear:

Did we mention how easy trench coats are to wear? Over a casual outfit, these classic coats will instantly elevate your look thanks to their sleek tailoring, giving the illusion that you put real effort into your outfit when in actual fact, you’ve just thrown on your trusty trench coat. Fail-safe colours you can enjoy wearing all year round include beige, khaki, and black, although bolder hues like pink, red, and orange will pack a real punch. Take a look at our huge range of trench coats, available at Jayley!