Its officially Autumn. Cold in the morning, it's still sunny and hot by home time!

The classic trench coat is a wardrobe essential for any woman.

An investment piece, wear it with everything from skinny jeans and converse to smart corporate wear.

If you are petite, make sure the length and sleeve are not too long!

Here are my current recommendations, at different price points.

Burberry - The Kensington Mid-Length Heritage Trench Coat £1095 also in Black or Stone.

Hobbs - Saskia Trench £189 also in Navy

Jaeger - Cotton Classic Trench Coat £299 also in Navy.

Lizzie Edwards is a leading Image Consultant and Personal Stylist for Men and Women and based in London, UK.