As the mercury rises and summer arrives, you might think it’s time to stow away your beloved trench coat. However, don’t be too quick to banish this timeless piece from your wardrobe. With the right styling you can effortlessly incorporate your trench coat into your summer outfits while warding off the ever changeable British weather. Trench coats have truly developed over the years turning the iconic shape into a wardrobe staple which offers versatility, style and practicality. A trench coat with a hood, women’s black trench coats, offering an alternative to the classic navy and stone colourways and fully waterproof options which are both technical and stylish are now available in the market. A “Protected Species” waterproof trenchcoat, delivers high performance full waterproof and windproof protection without compromising on style. Lightweight Layering: Choose a trenchcoat with a hood to offer ultimate protection without the need for clunky umbrellas. Pair it with a flowy sundress or a simple t-shirt and denim shorts for a casual yet sophisticated look. Roll up the sleeves and leave it open for a relaxed and effortlessly cool vibe. 1. Oversized and Luxurious Define your silhouette and add a touch of femininity by cinching your trenchcoat at the waist. Opt for a trench coat which is purposely slouchy and over-sized or size up and make sure it comes with a belt so you can pull in the volume creating shape and volume. Lots of fabric pulled in at the waist is a styling technique which enhances the waistline and adds a directional, luxurious element to any outfit. Pair your women’s black trenchcoat with a colourful summer dress and black boats for a modern contrasting look or wide-leg trousers, a simple crisp white t-shirt and either trainers / boots or heels for an easy going everyday option. 2. Trench coat for hill walking Technical trench coats which protect from the weather, move and breathe with your body, and have the all-round performance of an outdoor jacket are now available on the market. Paired with hill walking boots, leggings and a rucksack you’ll move from the mountain to a quick drink at the pub on the way home looking like you’ve had an effortless climb. 3. Casual and Effortless: On days when you’re aiming for a casual and effortless look, grab your favourite pair of jeans and a simple T-shirt. Layering your trench coat over the top can offer an instant upgrade and hide a multitude of sins! Opt for a lightweight trench coat with hood for added versatility and protection against sudden summer showers. Complete the look with trainers or sandals and you’re ready to go 4. Monochromatic Sophistication: Elevate your style by going monochromatic. Pair your trench coat with a similar shade of trousers or a skirt, and match it with a top in a complementary hue. This monochromatic ensemble creates a sophisticated and elegant look. Whether you choose the classic beige or a sophisticated black option, this combination is timeless and season less. Nothing much can ever go wrong with a monochrome! Consider this: As you check the weather forecast for your trip, keep in mind that there is no such thing as the wrong weather and that Protected Species’ fully seam-sealed raincoats with Laser cut features, a removable 3-way adjustable hood, and deep security zipped pockets combine function and aesthetic to create a wardrobe staple for every activity for all seasons. Keep your wardrobe stacked with the must-have trenchcoats and raincoats to make all the heads turn. So, go ahead and make a fashion statement with your trenchcoat this summer!