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Staying dry in Seattle is one thing. Staying stylish when the weather takes a turn is something else entirely. As summer transitions into fall, pull out your sweaters, brush off your power heels, and invest in a trusty trench coat to create some wardrobe magic. These outerwear picks offer a timeless silhouette for seasons to come.
Cloud Cap Stretch Trench Coat, Eddie Bauer
Homegrown brand Eddie Bauer keeps things pretty classic with a belted, knee-length trench for protection from the elements. A relaxed fit gives room for more layers, while the waterproof material is still breathable.
Shiny Black Curve Jacket, Prism
The A-line silhouette, flexible fabric, and unique holographic finish are worth considering. Even better: This one's light enough for fall days when the sun's out but roomy enough to let you layer it on when the weather turns. Ballard
Local mega-outfitter REI has more than enough trench coats from which to choose, and this one is a solid option. Waterproof yet breathable, it has a split hem for walking and sitting, elastic cuffs, a fleece collar, an adjustable hood, and (bonus!) an interior pocket for securing valuables.
Of course London Fog would get the essential trench right: water repellant with a removable waist belt, adjustable belted cuffs, and side welt pockets that button shut.
Petit Bateau Iconic Trench Raincoat, Foundation
Unfussy and perfect for just about any fall occasion, this iconic trench from Foundation features pinstriped cotton lining and a hood—because Seattle. Queen Anne
Women's Westoak City Trench, The North Face
Looking for an option that can fit your bike commute just as well as your weekend plans? This short trench from The North Face is waterproof, with zip hand-warmer pockets, an internal draw-cord for adjustability, and a hood that can be tucked away.
Holland Trench, Reformation
This black trench from Reformation is the one you've been looking for, offering just the right amount of relaxed slouch and structured style. University Village
Queen Anne Trench 2, Feller
Of course Seattle has its own collection of waterproof coats and trenches. Designer Wendy Feller stocks a slew of modern outdoor apparel including this one in a pretty green peony print. Made with water-repellant waxed cotton, it's also environmentally friendly.