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Rainy summer days are a constant problem for me. Because I live in Boston, rain also means hurricane winds, which renders even the strongest of umbrellas useless. It also means dire humidity that makes most jackets insufferable. Fortunately, my pals over at Wellensteyn at the Wrenthem Outlets had the answer. This trench is adorable, lightweight, and extremely functional in summer rain. rainydayremedy3I’ve gotten more compliments on this trench in the two months I’ve had it than any other coat. It’s the perfect blend of classic and contemporary and works with any outfit. I roll up the sleeves when it’s extra hot to allow for some air circulation while keeping the rain off. rainydayremedy2

Not only is the jacket stylish, it’s super light weight and very durable. I put my coats through hell and high water, they’re easily my most mistreated clothing item. This piece has held up to every coffee spill, every time I’ve thrown it on the ground during a shoot, and every time it’s doubled as a pillow on a long flight. Speaking of which, it’s exceptionally wrinkle resistant. rainydayremedyrainydayremedy4

Coat: Wellensteyn, Dress:Forever21, Shoes: Nine West

Photos by Stephanie Krist.

Please note: Wellensteyn provided me with this coat, however, all opinions are my own.