Travel Style- Coolest Ways to Stay Dry

What to wear, where!

Whether you are in Sydney, NYC, London or Vancouver- a classic, smart trench coat is the perfect layering jacket that will never go out of style.  Given that each city has its own personality, the style of trench coats can vary. Try to pick a quality coat that will work best for your daily activities and city.

Here, I’ve picked some of my favorite styles:

1. BB Dakota Short Trench Coat 2. DKNY Short Rain Trench 3. DKNY Belted Rain Trench 4. JCrew’s Hooded Trench

5. Express Double Breasted Trench 6. Gap Cinch- Waist Parka 7. Banana Republic Mad Men Trench 8. Banana Republic Plaid Trench

A few styling tips:

Short trench coats are ideal for day. They have a much more casual vibe and will fit in whether you’re in Brooklyn (try scrunching up the sleeves for an edgier look) or buttoned up and strolling along Lake Michigan in Chicago.  If you want something more transitional and easy to wear both day and night, consider a trench that is cut just above the knee. This is a really flattering shape on almost anyone and if it does start to rain, will protect the majority of your body. I like a double breasted trench coat in a deep camel color for London. With a chance of rain always in the forecast, having a trench in London isn’t just fashionable, it’s practical. You could easily wear this around Notting Hill or Kensington and pop in and out of museums or shops in style.  (Even Pippa loves a good trench coat in London!) If your style is a little funkier, try a patterned or plaid trench coat similar to the ones shown at Sydney’s fashion week. Or, if classic just isn’t your thing– try the cut in a different color or pattern such as olive, navy, plaid or leopard.

What trench would you wear? Do you feel like there is one style that represents your city?

Jade Broadus is a spunky girl hailing from Jacksonville Beach, Florida. She’s addicted to traveling and has a strange obsession with maps and globes. A lover of dogs, fashion, fish tacos, marine biology, and college football, she has a broad range of interests. Jade has a strong passion for the film “Love, Actually” and has watched it 176 times. Her interests include singing really loud, impromptu dances, shopping, and dressing up in cute dresses and extravagant hats. She has written for Gadling, AOL Travel, Discover Los Angeles, LACOT, LandLopers, Wedding Nouveau, and The Vacation Gals. She is currently the social media and marketing director for Inside Out Media, a media company that owns and


  • Reply August 25, 2011


    that j. crew coat is fantastic – i love trenches, but often miss having a hood when i am caught in the rain or other crummy weather

    • Reply August 25, 2011


      Yeah, I love that JCrew one too- and it’s also available in Navy!

  • #6, #6, #6! Adore the trench from Gap & I’m in the market for a new one. Gotta go shop…

    • Reply August 25, 2011


      I really like that one too!

  • Reply August 26, 2011


    I love the first one!

  • Cute! Since being in London I realize I really need to make sure I have decent rain gear. Now I’m on the hunt for a decent pair of waterproof non-heeled boots, but it’s more difficult than I thought it would be.

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