I have spent the last few days huddled in my raincoat, as we experienced lots of wet weather in the Northeast. I will say the best investment I have made was a really good looking trench coat… well actually, two really good looking trench coats! One in tan and one in black. I did not buy them at the same time, but they both get equal attention. I like having the two color options and, while I know it is a luxury, I have been able to spread out their initial cost over many years. They look as good as new, almost better because they have a lived in feeling and look about them. I also invested in a rain hat… ok.. ok ..two rain hats.. one tan and one black. I admit I have a problem but when it comes to being prepared for the elements I like to have an arsenal at my disposal. Did I mention my frizzy hair? If I am outside in the spritzing rain for very long I will have a very bad hair day. So when the forecast says rain, I throw my rain hat in my tote and I am ready for whatever weather comes my way. My advice is to take the plunge and buy the trench(es)..