Pocket stylist

How to make the clas­sic trench work for you

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The trench coat is a peren­nial in the ‘wardrobe classics’ cat­e­gory. But what makes it so sought af­ter? So ver­sa­tile?

Let’s start with the shape: whether you’ve got boobs, a bum, or you’re more up-and­downy, the trench comes with small de­sign tweaks (belt, hem length, epaulettes and lapels) that can make it work for you. As for colour, it’s not a case of 50 shades of beige, but rather 500. Blon­des can get away with al­most any tone, while darker hair colours like mine should avoid very pale or but­tery hues, as they can make you look washed out. And if you’re grey, avoid, er, grey.

Trenches this sea­son come with many dif­fer­ent twists – whether it’s clas­sic twill spliced with a Prince of Wales check, or asym­met­ric but­tons, your new coat will be any­thing but bor­ing.

So­phie wears Con­vert­ible colour-block twill trench, £985, Tibi (net-a-porter.com). T-shirt, £3.99, H&M (hm.com). In­sider cropped jeans, £185.50, Mother (shop­style.com). Top­shop heels, So­phie’s own – for sim­i­lar, try Roger Vivier

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