A timeless classic: why a navy trench coat is a must-add to your winter wardrobe

Effortlessly chic, every time.
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It is hard to find a more timeless piece of clothing than the trench coat.

From their humble beginnings, designed for soldiers in the early 1900s to becoming a staple in the wardrobe of the fashion forward, it’s no wonder the trench coat has such a storied fashion history.

Particularly here Down Under, the trench coat is an unbeatable piece of outerwear to add a layer of warmth to protect against icy winter winds, but without the bulk of other coat styles.

As the trench coat is so versatile there are endless colourways, materials and silhouettes to choose from. However, this season we are loving the wintery hues of navy blue.

The effortless style of a navy trench coat makes a timeless addition to your winter wardrobe/

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How to style a navy trench coat

Trench coats in general are extremely easy to style with your existing wardrobe. Simply throw them over your outfit and elevate it instantly.

If you’re looking for outfit inspiration, we love the combination of a navy coat with dark wash cropped jeans, a light coloured chunky knit and boots for a casual look.

Looking for an office-appropriate outfit? Pair some work pants with an oversized button up and pumps to nail the corporate-cool.

If you’re on the hunt for a navy trench of your own, read on because below we are taking a look at some of our very favourites.

The best navy trench coats for women in 2023


Levi’s Slacker trench, $209.30 (usually $299) at Myer

The masculine shape of this oversized trench coat has made it high up on our wishlist this season. We love the timeless yet casual silhouette as well as the simple details such as back vent, cinched wrist buckles and belt.



Forcast Kelsea mac coat, $199.90 at THE ICONIC

Made from a medium weight cotton blend material, this trench provides warmth yet doesn’t feel too heavy.



Midnight satin trench, $595 at Cue

Want to splurge out and find an investment piece for your wardrobe then this stunning option from Cue is our pick. Made from a silky viscose satin, it feels as luxurious as it looks.



Belle & Bloom Manhattan cropped trench, $179.95 at THE ICONIC

Try your hand at a new silhouette with this ultra cropped trench coat. It’s extremely flattering on the waist line and we love the idea of styling it with a high waisted midi skirt.



Belted oversized double breasted trench coat, $69.30 (usually $154) at Nasty Gal

No need to break the bank in order to shop a trench coat! It has the traditional style of a trench and the tortoiseshell buttons add a certain pop to the coat.



ASOS DESIGN Oversized brushed formal trench, $178 at ASOS

A quintessential layering piece, this longline oversized trench is a classic coat to shop. You can pair with anything from suit pants to activewear.



Burberry The Chelsea Long trench coat, $4150 at Net-A-Porter

We could hardly write about trench coats without discussing Burberry, although it’s certainly a splurge piece if you want to get your hands on a piece of fashion history then this is the piece.


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