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I never considered myself a trench coat person until very recently.
Whilst I've always known they're timeless and chic (hello, classic Burberry trench), I just hadn't considered having one in my closet.
Fast-forward to now, and I own two and wear them almost daily.
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Last winter a colleague here at Mamamia introduced me to the famed Marks & Spencer trench coat. There are two reasons they sold me: first, the trench has thick, durable material that arms you up against the wind and cold, and second, it's water-repellent - rain just glides right off.
As it's become a piece I wear on high rotation and tell people about constantly, I thought I'd share how I wear it with you.
Here are five ways I style the M&S Collection Double Breasted Trench Coat, $119, during my work week.