Zara Flowy Trench with Camouflage Lining £59.99
I knew straightway that it was THE ONE. For a start, it's a proper camel colour which I prefer to all the lighter beige trench coats around, and more importantly the material is flowy so it feels more casual and easier to wear in a variety of different ways. I also like the modern twist from the camouflage lining:
With hindsight, I'm so glad I've bought it, as with the unbelievably mild autumn weather I've worn it so much and have decided not to get a new winter coat this year, or maybe get one in the sales as I'm sure there will still be lots around. This is how I've worn it dressed down, for a walk at Stourhead en famille this week:
And slightly more dressed up for a meeting the other day:
Topshop Premium Trench Coat £150
And if you do like a trench coat to have a stiffer material I would still recommend this one from Marks & Spencer which has excellent reviews and is a proper camel colour:
Buttonsafe Pure Cotton Belted Trench Mac with Stormwear
Do you have a classic trench coat in your wardrobe and where do you think is the best place to buy one?