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Trending on the streets of Fashion Week AW18: Trench coats

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Trending on the streets of Fashion Week AW18: Trench coats

Photo: Wei Yeen Loh

While fur coats reign in the recent New York City, trench coats took centre stage in Milan.

Despite the dipping temperatures, the fashion folk on the streets didn't let fleeting snow dampen their spirits, serving up a good dose of stylish ensembles in one outerwear option you'd never consider wearing in subzero temperatures: The trench coat.

Trench coats were a favourite with the showgoers this past week, from quintessential classics (Burberry's gabardine trench amongst the few waterproof options) to bolder pieces (made of glossy vinyl in traffic-stopping red). One lesson we've learned from the gamut is to style your coat as the focal piece of your outfit. If it's a loud, floral trench coat that Caroline Issa is rocking in Look 18, keep the rest of your colour palette muted to let it stand out. Otherwise, you can always dabble with neutral undertones for a timeless aesthetic, as seen in Look 9. Below, get all the street style inspiration you need on pulling off this time-honoured piece:

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