I've never owned a good trench coat. Since the beginning of this winter my mum has been constantly insisting that a trench will be the only thing that will ever keep me warm. I usually prefer to layer up five knits deep or to wear a more fitted jacket, especially if I'm just lazing about in a pair of jeans. Although, I'm now willing to admit that after the last few days, the layer effect may not be quite enough to fight the chill this time around. I spied this Helmut Lang trench on Shop Bop just before and the leather sleeves immediately caught my attention. I'm not sure if I really like the leather waist tie though. In fact, I think they're often what puts me off trench coats despite that they are a core part of their design. Although, whose to say you couldn't just pull it off? This trench is perfect to throw over skinny leg jeans and beaten up boots in the day but, it's still ideal to throw over your favorite dress at night.