Stylish Women in Paris and NYC Wear This Staple Nonstop—I Like These 24 Best


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Trends are cool and all, but some of the most stylish women we know have cultivated their great taste in clothes not by trying every new fleeting style that pops up but by relying on a few select wardrobe staples. As style people ourselves, we like to keep tabs on our what our fashion friends are favoring each season and one staple that always persists is the trench coat. Take a walk around Paris and NYC—two cities with arguably some of the very best street style—at any given moment and I guarantee you'll spot more than your fair share of cool trench coat ensembles. After all, the lightweight jacket is a useful layering piece during transitional seasons like spring and fall.

Despite the always-classic nature of a camel trench, the staple is being reimagined in cool and creative ways—as spotted all over the runways and on our favorite fashion girls. From upsized silhouettes to leather iterations, the trenches on offer right now couldn't be any cooler. To uncover the best trench coats to buy now and wear forever, keep scrolling for our edit of 24 handpicked toppers and get inspired by street style looks from New York and Paris along the way.


The Parisian Way
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1. L'Academie Marianna Ayisa Trench Coat

2. COS Twill Trench Coat

3. Everlane The Gathered Drape Trench


The NYC Way
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4. Burberry The Kensington Long Trench Coat

5. Mango Classic Trench Coat

6. BlankNYC Faux Leather Trench Coat


The Parisian Way
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7. Wardrobe.NYC Belted Double-Breasted Trench Coat

8. H&M Twill Trench Coat

9. Sam Edelman Corduroy Contrast Trench Coat


The NYC Way
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10. Topshop Faux Leather Trench Coat

11. J.Crew Relaxed Heritage Trench Coat

12. Mango Angela Belted Trench Coat


The Parisian Way
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13. Reformation Danni Oversized Trench Coat

14. Zara Animal Print Trench

15. Isabel Marant Jepson Belted Shell Trench Coat


The NYC Way
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16. J.Crew Short Trench Coat

17. Abadia Satin-Twill Trench Coat

18. The Frankie Shop Tina Faux Leather Trench Coat


The Parisian Way
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19. Tibi Lancaster Trench Coat

21. Apparis Natalia Vegan Leather Trench Coat


The NYC Way
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22. Saint Laurent Trench Coat

23. GAP Icon Trench Coat 

24. Mango Oversize Leather-Effect Trench Coat

Senior Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.