1 The Trench Coat
Nothing says classic more than a Burberry trench. The classic colour is tan (left), but black or navy might better suit those with a fair complexion. One of the nice things about splurging on a Burberry trench is many come with a removable cashmere-wool lining so you can wear it practically year-round.
For those who can’t justify shelling out the cash, there are beautiful non-Burberry trenches out there.
To remain classic and contemporary, go for a simple trench in a classic colour (tan, navy, black). Never choose one that has tacky embellishments adorning the lapels or pockets. Keep the length around the knees — if you go too long you’ll look like a WWI British Army veteran. The Classic by Tommy Hilfiger and the Nathalie by Club Monaco are two of my fave non-Burberry options.