Ah, Autumn – the start of cooler days and longer nights, pumpkin spice latte season and also, the hardest couple of months to dress for. With weeks (or even days) that can seem to span all four seasons, it can feel like an impossible task to get dressed. Enter the ultimate transition piece – the Trench coat. A wardrobe staple for decades past, this versatile piece is an absolute must-have for every women’s wardrobe, so we’ve rounded up the 7 best trench coats out there.

The reason this classic piece is so popular isn’t hard to figure out. Trench coats are the perfect autumnal outerwear as they’ll keep you dry from the inevitable showers, but you won’t find yourself uncomfortably hot when the sun shines bright. It’s a universally flattering design that can be styled in numerous ways and is perfect for layering.

This wardrobe staple might have been around for years but designers are constantly putting their own spin on the perfect trench. Iterations ranging from JW Anderson’s plaid trimmed style to Bottega Venetta’s glossy patent styles are some of the best trench coat styles out. Fortunately, however, there are some very on-trend alternatives on the high street, perfect for treating yourself using your Zilch account.

So whilst the classic beige trench will always be a favourite, don’t be afraid to mix it up with different colours, fabrics or a pattern. Zilch’s pick for the best trench coat style to transition into the new season? We’re with the street style set on this one, favouring an oversized cut for an effortlessly cool style. Extra bonus points for the roominess that means you can layer a chunky jumper as temperatures really start to drop.

Below are our pick of the best trench coats out there –

ASOS DESIGN, £70
TOPSHOP, £79
PRETTY LITTLE THING, £50
FRENCH CONNECTION, WAS £250, NOW £149
ASOS DESIGN, £70
AMAZON FIND, £66.50
NASTY GAL, WAS £80, NOW £22