Throw on a trench coat and try not to feel like you’re in your own film noir. Can’t do it, right? Cinch it snugly at the waist and you might as well be Ingrid Bergman. Our favorites this season have designy details like contrast belts and unfinished edges. Add in statement mules and virtually any pair of jeans, and there’s no going wrong, especially at this chilly, foggy, mildly gray time of year.
IT’S A CINCH
Somewhere between a duffle and a trench is the Garden Trench Coat—sartorial proof that utilitarian chic (waterproof, roomy pockets, snap closures) is not an oxymoron. Wide-leg jeans and an oversized men’s-style shirt lean into the roomy vibe, and a tangle of necklaces and heels fit for MoMA strike a delicate note.