Though April showers did indeed bring May flowers, in many parts of the country Mother Nature has decided that the shower must go on. What else could come in to save the day but the trusty trench coat? Now, let’s set weather and staying dry aside for a moment. Think Jackie O in her trench coat, sunglasses and silk scarf. By all accounts, that iconic style image alone should be more than enough to have caught and captured your style reflex. For those of you who are stubborn or indifferent on the trench coat issue, I offer you exhibit B -- Audrey Hepburn in HER trench coat, sunglasses and silk scarf. I rest my case. Thanks to their unrivalled versatility, trench coats have long been regarded as a trans-seasonal staple. In fact, they are one of the few items of clothing suitable for both casual and dressier occasions. With jeans or tailored trousers, heels or sneakers - they look equal opportunity fabulous! If you’re looking for something classic that will last forever and never go out of style, think British. Both Burberry and Aquascutum take credit for the creation of the trench coat. If traditional is what you crave, you absolutely cannot go wrong with either brand in a tan or beige shade. Despite being so deeply steeped in tradition, even Burberry understands that traditional is not everyone’s cup of tea. The company now offers dozens of variations on the trench, in bright colors and prints, with python skin sleeves, in lace, suede, and satin.

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” Audrey Hepburn

Photography by: Elodie Durand