Staying Dry in Seattle is one thing. Staying stylish when the weather changes is a whole other thing. As summer passes into fall, pull out your sweaters, brush your mighty heels, and invest in a trusted trench coat to create a magical wardrobe. These outerwear selections provide a timeless silhouette for seasons to come.
Local label Eddie Bauer keeps things pretty classic with a belted knee-length trench coat to keep out the elements. A relaxed fit leaves room for more layers, while the waterproof material is still breathable.
The A-line silhouette, flexible fabric and unique holographic finish are worth considering. Best of all: This one is light enough for those fall days when the sun shines, but roomy enough to allow you to layer it up when the weather changes. Ballard
Local mega-outfitter REI has more than enough trenches to choose from, 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 (as a bonus!) An inside pocket to secure valuables.
Of course, London Fog would have the right essential trench coat: water repellent with a removable belt, adjustable belted cuffs and side welt pockets that close with a button.
Understated and perfect for just about any fall occasion, this iconic Foundation trench coat features a pinstripe cotton lining and a Seattle hood. Queen anne
Are you looking for an option that can adapt to your cycling trips as well as your weekend plans? This cropped trench coat from The North Face is waterproof, with zippered handwarmer pockets, an internal drawstring for adjustment and a stowable hood.
This black trench coat from Reformation is the one you’ve been looking for, offering just the right amount of relaxed and structured style. University village
Of course, Seattle has its own collection of waterproof coats and trench coats. Designer Wendy Feller offers a host of modern outerwear, including this one in a pretty green peony print. Made from water-repellent waxed cotton, it is also environmentally friendly.
Filson improves the quality with this long thigh trench coat. Crafted from mid-weight waxed cotton and featuring a wool-lined collar, it’s designed to withstand rain, sleet and even snow.