TRENDING: The Heritage Classic

There isn’t anything quite like the heritage-listed trench coat when it comes to wardrobe staples with a long-lasting appeal.  Something about it makes what you wear look instantly polished and pulled together.  The best thing; there is a style for every fashion personality.

Versatile, practical and lightweight to layer, a trench is more than a transitional hero. It will see you through almost every seasonal situation in Queensland.

This season it’s all about harnessing the coat’s essential classic and new elements: wide lapels, loosely belted fastening and subtle military details. There are so many further key details that excited the wardrobe staples history, too: pleats and ruffles, side button detailing, open slit sleeves, large pockets and double lapels.

The options to style trench coats are endless, and when it comes to this eternally cool layer, these coats will make you want to put your shoulders back and stand a little taller. Here are two faultless ways to wear it now…


After spending most of the year in loungewear, in all its forms, the idea of putting together an outfit every day of the week can seem complicated: enter time-saving styling techniques, such as tonal dressing.  Combine complementary shades in-line with your trench. This nonchalant dressing mentality will work for everything from long walks in the park to alfresco coffees with friends.

Get the look: Side split parks $229.95, Crepe knit dress $169.95, Gathered waist belt $79.95, Drawstring sling bag $69.95, Seed Heritage.


When it comes to outerwear, you’d be strained trying to find a style that better combines form and function. The trench coat has it all, which is precisely why, when it comes to getting the best of Queensland’s tricky trans-seasonal weather at this time of year, a beautifully crafted trench should be your go-to.  When deciding which colour trench coat to buy, the initial consideration is simple.  Do you already own a camel trench?

Get the look: Oversized trench coat $250, Long sleeve tiered dress $125, COS.

More than a trend, trench coats should be at the top of your fashion desires this season.  Upgrade your wardrobe with one of the stylish designer trench coats from Seed Heritage or COS– a good trench coat should last for life.


Christie Sutherland has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities. Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines. Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for Treasury Brisbane through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few. Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.