>> A classic trench never goes out of style. Here, 18 ways to wear yours — as illustrated by some of our favorite fashion insiders and super-chic celebrities. Whether paired with leather leggings à la Anja Rubik or made of leather like Julia Restoin-Roitfeld's, these Fall-perfect trench looks are the perfect way to ease into the season. Click through to see — and shop — them all.
First we gave you 15 perfect white shirts. We continue our Back to Basics tour with what sits on top of the shirt — a coat. Trench coat, to be exact. This style of outerwear has been around since World War I. It was first made for British and French soldiers. Of course, we can't mention trench coats without mentioning Burberry, one of its inventors. The trench has come a long way since, and has taken a life of its own. Cropped, long, embellished, colored, printed, metallic — the possibilities are endless. Proceed to discover my favorites.
What's a plentiful Fall wardrobe without a classic trench? Seriously lacking, that's what. Trench coats never go out of style, and they're great when not-so-nice weather comes along, as it likes to do around this time of year.
So when a trench goes on sale, like this Bebe Flared Short-Sleeve Trench Coat, $77 (originally $119), I jump at the opportunity. It's part of a wider Bebe Sale, so if you're not convinced with my trench coat bit, go for the platform sandals or the ruffled dresses.
Bebe is excellent for fast fashion, don't forget, so just make sure you get there fast!