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Trench coats are trending. And for good reason. A lightweight trench coat can prove to be a versatile summer outerwear option. Whether dressed up or down, for work or for the weekend, a trench coat amps up the style factor of any ensemble. To help you select a style, we’ve rounded up five of the best trench coats in stores this summer.

Wilfred Phase Trench Coat

Skip a stiffer trench coat style in favour of an easy, breezy option like this double-breasted design from the Vancouver-headquartered brand Aritzia. Made from a linen-Lyocell blend material, the drapey design is the ultimate item to add an element of effortless chic to all your seasonal outfits.

$298 | Aritzia

Uniqlo: C Trench Coat.

Uniqlo Trench Coat 

The classic twill trench coat in a high-fashion inky hue? Yes, please. A black outerwear piece like this relaxed-fit style from British designer Clare Waight Keller’s collaboration with Japanese retailer Uniqlo truly goes day to night. We love it paired with a pleated skirt, as shown.

$149.90 | Uniqlo

Reformation Hayes Denim Trench Coat.

Reformation Hayes Denim Trench

Denim is always in style. But interest in the tried-and-true textile feels especially heightened these days as the cowgirl esthetic continues to be a top trend. Tapping into that appreciation for the Old West world, this relaxed-fit trench from Reformation boasts a sustainable spin thanks to a non-stretch material that’s crafted from 80 per cent organically grown and 20 per cent recycled cotton.

$528 |

Dynamite Military Faux Leather Trench Coat.

Dynamite Military Faux Leather Trench Coat

A classic trench gets elevated thanks to a faux-leather material with this outerwear design from the Montreal-headquartered retailer Dynamite. Boasting padded shoulders and an oversized, notched lapel, the belted style is giving all the essential ’90s vibes that we need this season. Bonus points for pairing it with a baby tee and wide-leg jeans for a very supermodel-off-duty look.

$139.95 |

Coach Trench Coat.

Coach Trench Coat 

Proven season after season, year after year, to be a timeless wardrobe piece, true trench coat fans should consider investing in a well-made designer piece like this style from American fashion brand Coach. Sticking close to all the original style markers of a trench coat design, the classic khaki piece features a just-above-the-knee fit, with a back vent for extra comfort, and a pop-able collar featuring the iconic Coach monogram print peeking out.

$730 |

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