Move Over, Puffers—I Only Have Room for This Classy Coat in My Life

It's no secret that ownership of a classic

camel trench coat is practically an unwritten rule amongst Londoners. From early spring through to late autumn, you're bound to encounter at least one or two every time you step outside. But whilst they'll fair a drizzly day with more elegance than a raincoat or a bomber jacket, when you're up against gales and an unrelenting chill, Londoners are forced to retire them in favour of something a little hardier. 

Luckily, we've found the perfect replacement. Some may swap between a cosy puffer coat in the winter months and a lightweight trench in the summer, but I prefer to stick out the winter in my all-time favourite coat style by reaching for a wool trench every time. Conveying the same effortlessly cool vibe as its cotton sister, wool trench coats are the cold-wearger solution that will help you master chic London style.


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Affirmed as a staple in the capital, high-street and designer brands alike have all stepped up to craft their versions. From classic double-breasted cuts to simple wrap styles and single-breasted fastenings, there's a wool trench coat out there to suit your style.


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To shop the new outerwear trend, read on to discover my edit of the best wool trench coats available to buy now.


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Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.