I’m not someone who holds onto things in their wardrobe that they don’t wear. I suppose that’s in part due to the size of my apartment, which doesn’t exactly allow for excess. But it’s also largely tied to my dedication to stocking my closet only with pieces I love and want to wear on repeat. And of all the items stored in there, the ones that arguably get the most attention are my trench coats—hands down. I have no shame in admitting that I play favorites.
In the winter, I wear them layered with hoodies and knitwear, while the spring and summer see my lightweight versions worn with slip dresses or simple jeans-and-tee ensembles. I bring one with me on practically every trip, no matter the location, and have a problem not buying one when a chic, new silhouette hits the market. I’m obsessed (clearly), and there’s nothing you can say or do to convince me otherwise. As for what allows me to keep on wearing them so frequently without tiring, I maintain an ever-refreshed moodboard full of trench-coat outfit inspiration, and my latest one was too good not to share.
Scroll down to examine my 12 current favorite trench-coat looks from Instagram and shop your way to recreating each one.