Simply put, there is no piece of outerwear more basic but more essential than the trench coat! The one pictured is [here] - French-inspired!
- Flexible - check!
- Versatile - check!
- Classic - check!
- Essential - check!
Burberry has a beautiful, more expensive version which I love but whatever you do, heed the following recommendations:
- Go for camel [or navy].
- Make the hemline just at or below the knee.
- Ensure it's waterproof
- Get a removable waist belt
And, while not essential, a collar that pops and stands makes it a classic!