I've Found a Simple Solution to Elevate Your Jeans and Knit

In general, as a fashion editor, I’m a big believer in diversifying your wardrobe. From experience, I’ve found that not everything has to be designer or super luxe for you to have a killer ‘elevated’ capsule to choose from. It’s about identifying the areas you can afford to invest in that really make the difference to your look (for me, that tends to be coats and accessories), and the pieces which can easily be found at more affordable prices—like your basics, denim and knitwear, perhaps. 


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Which items you choose to spend and save on can obviously differs depending on your personal style, but I must say, there’s really no denying the power of a great coat in enhancing everything else you own. Recently, when scrolling through the new-in sections of my favourite brands, I spotted a coat that proves my point completely. COS’s luxe new leather trench is an absolute stunner, and an item that will not only enhance your wardrobe this year but for many years to come. 

The leather trench in question comes in a classic black and a chic burgundy colour too (which is already low in stock), and sits at £550. Admittedly, that’s quite a high price point for the high street, but knowing the transformative nature of this statement piece, paired with its timelessness and COS’s reputation for long-lasting quality, I’d say it’s a worthy investment.


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Leather trench coats are certainly a trend I’ve seen cropping up more than usual recently, on celebrities, influencers and on the streets of London, too—which is unsurprising considering how they make every outfit look cool. But this classic iteration from COS is by far the best placed to stand the test of time in my expert opinion. The buttery, chrome-free leather will age beautifully compared to other faux-leather styles on the market, and the minimalist details will transcend seasons—I’m imagining it layered up with cosy knits now, and thrown over a crisp white T-shirt and pair of indigo denim in spring. 

So, if you’ve been looking for a hero coat to take your wardrobe to the next level, keep scrolling to see more and shop COS’s new leather trench coat now. But be quick, a coat this good is guaranteed to sell out fast.


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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.