According to "Project Runway" judge Nina Garcia, "A classic trench can work in any kind of weather and goes well with almost anything." If you don't already own one, you need to check out this episode of "The Thread." The long, belted coat, which was designed in 1901 by Thomas Burberry for the British and French soldiers fighting in World War I, never seems to go out of style and is a perfect cover up for fall.
While celebs like Kate Hudson, Mary J. Blige, and Demi Moore have been spotted wearing designer trenches by Valentino, Burberry, and Giambattista Valli, there are several inexpensive options out there for us regular folk. Check 'em out below, as well as some funky fedoras that perfectly top off the somewhat "mysterious" look: